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Development Center Safety Manager at Alstom Transport

Development Center Safety Manager

Alstom Transport Charleroi, Wallonia Full Time
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Req ID:102034 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


  • Manage, perform and ensure the activities related to safety assurance in the Projects and Programs (products and systems) of his/her region
  • Deliver safe solutions (Projects and Programs)
  • Manage Safety resources (SAMs, SAEs) in skill and quantity (workload and delivery on time) (*safety manager can be shared between Regional Center (RC) and Development Center (DC))
  • Manage budget (headcount and project/program cost)



Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

  • Signalling Safety organization
  • Regional Center (RC) within Project Engineering organization (Project)
  • Development Center (DC) within Program (system & product) development organization (system & product development)


Reports directly to:

  • For Project: ADM Safety Director
  • For Program: ADM Development Centers Safety Director


Other reporting to:

  • Functional link with Regional Center Engineering Director for projects and Development Center Director for Program


Direct reports:

Safety Assurance Managers (PSAM), Safety Assurance Engineers (SAE)



Network & Links


  • Project or Program Core team (PM, PrEM, Architect,V&V, Installation, T&C…)
  • Engineering Metiers (Hw, Sw, System, V&V, …)
  • Quality & Internal Assessors
  • RAM, Cybersecurity teams
  • Tender teams
  • Signaling-ADM Safety network
  • HR for recruitment and people management



  • Customers, Operators, …
  • Safety Authorities (Safety Authorities, NoBo, DeBo, OQA, …)
  • Independent Safety Assessors
  • Consultants, Suppliers, …



Key accountabilities (For RC or DC):

  • Manage the workload of Safety Resources and allocate the resources in accordance to RC budget (firm/tenders) or DC R&D budget
  • Manage/approve QCD commitments for Bids/Projects and Development
  • Develop and Maintain Safety Resources Skills, manage training and mentoring
  • Ensure proper application of the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) and application of Signalling/ADM Safety Instruction        
  • Deploy Safety Process, Method and Tools in accordance to Central rule and Safety Instruction and propose improvements based on REX (Return on Experience)
  • Act as the Safety Process Correspondent (if no other has been appointed) and manage Process reviews
  • Ensure convergence between Program/Products and Projects for safety-related topics (Srac, scope, interface, schedule…)
  • Provide Technical Expertise
  • Ensure Customer (internal or external) Safety Acceptance
  • Review safety issues and support root cause identification and mitigation measures
  • Review/validate all Safety Analysis as per Safety Instruction 
  • Implement the Safety Management Cycle defined by Safety Directors
  • Maintain periodical reporting


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions

  • Safety budget responsible (overall department)
  • Team management (Subgroup leaders, SAM, SAE, Ext.)
  • Hiring strategy & management
  • Safety referent (métier) for RC or DC


Performance measurements:

  • KPI SAF 001 - No "NO GO" for Safety reasons in Gate Reviews     
  • KPI SAF 002 - Assessment Findings: Low rework due to External / Internal Assessments
  • KPI SAF 003 - Safety Findings: Quality of the inputs
  • KPI SAF 004 - Late Safety Requirements Identification   
  • Safety reviews OK
  • Respect QCD commitments and OTD/DOT milestones
  • Compliance to process (through Inspections, process reviews…)
  • Quarterly Dashboard including
    • Competency matrix
    • Workload vs capacity
    • Consultant ratio
    • Expertise WCE
    • Process maturity/Adherence
  • Alignment with Delivery Plan roadmap
  • K1 management



Educational Requirements


  • Advanced University or Engineering degree
  • English operational in reading and writing for technical documentation



System, Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical engineering knowledge




  • Experience in team management
  • Mastering full engineering cycle (from specification to validation tasks) and related interactions
  • Mastering Cenelec Standards for Safety (or equivalent standards if needed: AREMA, IEEE, European TSI, etc ) and safety methodology & concepts/principles


  • 5 years successful experience in safety assurance
  • Including 2 years in Railway business


Competencies & Skills

  • Structured and organized
  • Leadership
  • Proactive behavior
  • Sense of anticipation and urgency
  • Ability to support the team in case of “no go” when needed and to support/elaborate plan/solution to deliver
  • Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries, safety issue management…)
  • Team management, ability to allocate/drive activities and manage priorities


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​


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