Head of Engineering needed at Alstom

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Alstom’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Head of Engineering jobs in Gauteng

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : September 01, 2022

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Purpose of the job: 

  • Manage and organise Engineering Team according to business needs in-line Gibela guidelines
  • Execute engineering Rolling Stock and Service project according QCD commitments through a strong engineering planning culture
  • Manage workforce according to workload (firm projects, forecast projects, tender, sustaining and R&D) with focus to avoid any underload and high overload including appointment of engineering teams.
  • Drive co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with supplier via sourcing
  • Push improvement programs based on technical recommendations (e.g. new methodologies/tools and APSYS engineering) and local initiatives
  • Develop on-site engineering staff including succession planning and competence matrix deployment
  • Apply common processes, methods and tools and capture Return of Experience (RoE) for continuous improvement
  • Supervise products, key technical decisions and safety critical issues and capitalise RoE
  • Monitor project to cost programs such as Redesign to Cost (RDTC) and Maintenance Regime Optimisation
  • Manage cost centre and budget preparation
  • Support and promote innovation initiatives of the business

Measurement (Key Performance Indicators):

  • KPIs monitored through Site Operation Dashboard (Rolling Stock and Service) and Engineering Dashboards, mainly
  • DFQ Go-On-Time
  • Project Cost
  • OTIF
  • OTIQ
  • DR on-time
  • Reliability in service
  • No. of modifications
  • U/O recovery,
  • Subcontracting schemes per phase
  • Resources vs. Workload

Accountable and Responsibilities for:

Accountable for:

  • Engineering tender commitment and project/R&D engineering QCD
  • Management of site engineering workload and workforce
  • Ethic and compliance
  • EHS in engineering
  • People and resource management
  • Respect of engineering processes, tools and methods
  • KPI targets from RSC and Service dashboard
  • Supervision of key technical decisions and safety critical issues
  • Monitoring of engineering actions in project to cost programs such as Redesign to Cost (RDTC) and Maintenance Regime Optimisation
  • Engineering cost centre
  • Supporting and promoting innovations
  • People management cycle (PMC) on-time and quality of data with associated Training and Development plans to reach target competence level
  • Operational effectiveness/Accountability
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management

Responsible for:

  • Management and organization of engineering department
  • Manage interfaces with other stakeholders on-site for co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with sourcing/supplier
  • Contribute to site strategy
  • Engineering improvement projects including cooperation and change management
  • Appoint Tenders/Pre-Project and Project Engineering teams
  • Monitor site engineering activity and inform Site Executive and Site Engineering performance about major events
  • Collaborate with Services Engineering and Platforms to improve Services portfolio of products and services
  • Manages the technical performances of the systems and provide REX to relevant Services Platform
  • Detects, defines and implements the modifications of the maintained products to improve the reliability and serviceability, in order to reduce project costs and improve the performances of the systems
  • Manages Obsolescence Plan and execution
  • Captures and ensures ownership of regulations and standards to be applied
  • Interfaces with the stakeholders in the Certification processes
  • Ensure Quality of Engineering Deliverables

Business understanding and desired knowledge/experience

Minimum education requirements

  • BSc/B.Eng Degree (Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Automotive, Mechatronics) or Equivalent Engineering Degrees
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Management/Leadership 
  • Registered a Professional Engineer with ECSA will be an advantage

Minimum work experience required

  • More than 8 years’ experience  in Engineering Design
  • More than 5 experinece in management of Engineering Personnel
  • Project management incl. work package, risk and opportunity management

Minimum technical experience required

  • Practical experience in diverse Engineering design processes (Electrical, Mechanical, Software Development and System Engineering)
  • Practical experience in Product Development in railway environment
  • Knowledge of tools applied in Electrical, Mechanical and software development (Autocad, programming languages, etc.)
  • Knowledge of product maintenance strategies in railway environment
  • Engineering planning and optimisation (Resource vs Workload balance)
  • Experience on product Change and Configuration Management
  • Problem solving methodologies


  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Good financial understanding
  • Strong Leadership and people management experience
  • Internal/ external customer and results oriented
  • Ability to make decisions with sense of urgency
  • Structured and organised

How to Apply for this Offer

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