V&V IXL Group Manager at Alstom

Madrid, Spain
We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.
Position: V&V IXL Group Manager
Location: Madrid. Occasional travelling.
Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Job

Responsible of supervising and harmonizing the Verification and Validation activities on the set of projects where IXL is within Alstom scope.

Organisation Structure

RC Project Engineering - V&V Department.

Organisational Reporting

Direct report line to V&V Department Head

Network & Links

  • Internal: Project team (Engineering, Safety, RAM, T&C, PrCOM, PrIM, System Engineering team, …)
  • External: Suppliers (if any)


The V&V Group Manager:
  • -checks the Overall Test and Verification Strategy laid down in the V&V part of the Engineering Management plan, and in the V&V plan,
  • -verifies the test descriptions and the overall V&V activities of the projects in IXL domain;
  • -follows-up the activities with KPIs defined at project level and by V&V process;
  • -acts as focal point for customer during factory acceptance tests;
  • -supervises the domain workload, trying to balance it and reporting staffing issues (over/under staffing, lack of skills) to the V&V discipline leader;
  • -manages human and material resources allocated to IXL domain;
  • -shares and capitalizes with the other domain leaders and with the V&V department head the REX from projects and domains;
  • -collaborates with bid department for IXL technical documents generation and Verification and Validation costs estimation.

Educational Requirements

Engineer degree.

Technical Knowledge / Experience

  • - Minimum 5 years working with IXL subsystem, preferably in validation or design teams.
  • - Experience in Spanish and International IXL projects.
  • -Successful experience in working in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment.

Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • -Rigorous, process oriented, result oriented.
  • -Team leadership: must be able to work closely with the IXL V&V team and provide appropriate technical solutions and support.
  • -Must have strong motivational skills and must be able to establish positive relationship with other Alstom departments to ensure maximum success for the projects.

Technical Skills / Competencies (mandatory)

  • -Deep knowledge of Railway signalling principles and IXL subsystem architecture
  • -Knowledge of Design, Integration and validation processes and methodologies (V-Model, Design for Quality, CENELEC 50126).
  • -Spanish: fluent level both written and spoken is essential to fulfil this position’s demands.
  • -English: fluent level both written and spoken is essential to fulfil this position’s demands.

Technical Skills / Competencies (desiderable)

  • -Experience on requirement management methodology and tools (Clear Quest, IBM Rational DOORS, Reqtify, etc.).
  • -Experience working with virtual environment; Networking.
  • -Competences using test automation tools and test management tools (e.g. TestLink)
  • -Comfortable in laboratory environment (HW manipulation and use of SW simulators, decoding and analysis tools).
  • -French: fluent level both written and spoken is desired.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

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