Req ID : 65510
We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.
Alstom has been part of the Belgian railway history for about 130 years.
Today, from Charleroi (BE), the company is active through two centers of excellence :
Signalling Systems Center of excellence ERTMS (European standard development and implementation)
Power Electronics Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)
Important efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions worldwide.
Homologation management consists of the organization of the required activities to achieve the design approval, type homologation, and authorization to place into service of the on-board or trackside signaling sub-system by the national authorities in each country.
For the modifications due to the installation of ETCS into existing vehicles, the compliance with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI), the provision of the Safety Case and the compliance with additional national requirements have to be assessed.
The management of the preparation of the assessments as well as the necessary documentation required by various internal and external project partners is the main task of the (ETCS) Project Homologation Engineer.
Specific responsibilities of the role :
Tasks of Project Homologation Engineer :
Planning of homologation activities based on existing standards, regulations and experience from previous or similar projects, development of a work plan for the homologation activities
Defining the scope of assessment : analysis of the assessment objective together with the engineers of the ALSTOM ETCS TIS Regional center as well as the rolling stock centers
Prepare the procurement of assessment services : creation of call for tender documents based on the defined scope of assessment, conducting the tender process, evaluation of tenders, contract drafting and negotiations with assessors in collaboration with the purchasing department
Monitor the development of evidences : conducting regular workshops with ALSTOM various departments and sub-contractors regarding status of tests, assessments and compilation of documents
Organisation of the assessment process : regular status meetings with assessors (Notified Bodies, Country Designated Bodies, etc), organisation of required input documents, review and approval of assessments
Compilation of homologation dossiers : definition of the content, compliance to formal requirements, file the official homologation requests and formal submission of homologation dossiers with national authorities
Organisation of translation reviews : forecast of translation workload and organisation translation reviews
Status reports for homologation : weekly update of status reports; preparation of status reports for the management of the individual projects, managing the escalation levels
The Project Homologation Leader creates and processes several documents, such as :
Homologation plan : description of content and procedure of homologation processes, planning of activities, description of assessments process
List of Documents (LoD) : table of all relevant evidences, used as work plan and for status reports
Action lists : table of activities and risks, with responsibilities, deadlines and commenting of status;
Vehicle dossier : structured compilation of assessments
Homologation dossier (HD) : compilation of documents relevant for homologation for submission at authorities
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Engineering Degree (Master equivalent or above)
A railway and signalling background would be a major asset (for instance, in a Project Quality or Bid Management role)
Rigorous, autonomy, pro-activity and Team player
Respect of the requirements
Good communication and coordination skills (with internal and external stakeholders)
Good French and English oral & written expression
Other languages are an asset
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?"
The mission of the Project homologation leader allows to be in contact with many internal and external stakeholders of the project (project management, engineering, sourcing, quality and safety teams internally;
external assessors, National Safety Authorities, European Railway Agency, Customers; Rolling Stock entities; etc) and to be directly involved in the evolution of norms and regulations at European and country levels.
He / She is a key actor of the project to support the coordination of all tasks required to get the different certification and authorizations requested by the contracts.
An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.
We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.
Job Type : Experienced