System Project Safety Assurance Manager

  • Full Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Fluent in English. Fluent in a specific language (Spanish, Portuguese, French, …)

Company Details

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Project RAM & Safety Assurance Manager (PSAM):

  • Manage the RAMS activities and related deliverables in accordance with QCD commitments on the Project(s)/Program(s)/Tender(s) he/she is appointed to.
  • Define safety requirements allowing to reach an acceptable level of risks as per the Alstom Transport Safety policy on the Project(s), Program(s) and/or Tender(s).
  • Support the Alstom Transport Project(s)/Tender(s) performance by defining RAM requirements allowing to enhance their capability to meet the expected RAM targets.
  • Coordinate the different Railway Safety and RAM stakeholders working on the Project(s)/Program(s)/Tender(s) for the relevant scope when applicable.
  • Apply the applicable Alstom Transport Railway Safety processes & instructions.

Network & Links:

  • Engineering Design team, T&C team.
  • Project/Tender: Project Engineering Manager (PrEM), Project Manager (or Sub-System Manager), Bid Manager, PrQSM, RAMS stakeholders (TIS, RSC, System, Infra) (according to his/her scope)
  • External Interface : External Suppliers/Subcontractors, External Partners (CW, O&M, etc…), Customers, Independent parties (ISA, NoBo, DeBo), Safety Authorities

KPI Measurement

  • Respect of QCD commitments
  • On Time Delivery
  • Safety Design Reviews performed on time and documented.
  • Regularity and understandable of reporting on the status  of RAM and Safety activities on the project, program and tender
  • Anticipation of identification of potential issue on the RAM and Safety scope
  • Compliance to Alstom Transport Railway Safety processes & instructions
  • Positive involvement in the project, program, tender team

Responsibilities / Accountable for :

  • Planning and piloting the RAMS activities and the related deliverables on the project(s)/program(s)/tender(s) he/she is appointed to as per the applicable RAM and Safety instructions/processes and other specific requirements committed to the Customer and to the applicable standards & regulations.
  • Performing the project(s)/program(s)/tender(s) RAMS activities compliant with the QCD commitments.
  • Ensuring the quality of the RAMS deliverables foster their acceptance by the Customer, Independent parties and Safety Authorities within the limits of Alstom Transport commitments.
  • Convincing customers / national safety authority / partners / consultants / safety assessors of the Alstom approach and methodology for RAM and safety management & demonstration.
  • Reporting on the progress of the project/program/tender RAMS activities and alert the PM/Bid Manager and/or the Safety Assurance Manager in case of issue potentially impacting the achievement of the QCD commitments.
  • Anticipating and alert on the potential blocking issues with regard to the expectations of the milestones (e.g. Gate Review, Safety Authorisation, …) and be pro-active in the definition/implementation/follow-up of the related resolution plan.

Responsible for :

  • Defining and transfer in a timely manner the necessary safety requirements to put under control the relevant railway safety risks and follow them until closure in the Hazard Management Tool (Hazard Log, checklist, …).
  • Supporting the other stakeholders (design, industrial, sourcing, validation etc..) in the definition of appropriate measures to meet the RAMS actions and to follow their closure through appropriate documented evidence.
  • Being the point of contact for RAMS matters on the project/program/tender for the corresponding scope (System / Infrastructure) in particular to the Customer.
  • Consolidating the RAMS contribution from the RAMS stakeholders
  • Supporting the PrQSM in the performance of Safety Design Review and the issuance of Safety Authorizations by providing the necessary inputs.
  • Taking the role of Safety Leader (K1 8D) for which he/she is appointed to, in order to support the team in the assessment, containment, closure and Return of Experience of the issue as per RSA-WMS-002.
  • Managing the RAMS Engineer(s), when applicable, to meet the QCD commitment
  • Coordinating the RAM/Safety contributors from different entities for System RAM and Safety Manager.
  • Applying the Alstom Transport Railway Safety processes & instructions on the project(s)/program(s)/tender(s) he/she is appointed to.
  • Having a pro-active approach on the design assessment to support in the adequate definition of technical solutions to put under control the railway safety risks.
  • Having a pro-active challenging view on the overall RAM results from the contributors to enhance the adequacy/consistency of the RAM studies and requirements.
  • Seeking for the technical understanding of her/his scope in order to better assess their RAMS performance and potential areas of improvement.
  • Participating to the improvement/definition of the RAM and Safety processes.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Technical experience:
    Minimum 3 years of successful experience as a RAM/Safety Management within different industries (Aerospace, Defence, Space, Military, Nuclear, Chemical) including railways.
    Electrical and/or Electro-mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 2 to 3 years of experience.
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Time management and reporting skill.
  • Autonomous
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Sense of priorities
  • Structured and organised with hands-on approach
  • Customer & Project Focus.
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in a specific language (Spanish, Portuguese, French, …)
  • System, electronic, …

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry



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