Platform Chief Engineer

Ville Derby

Description du poste

Platform Chief Engineer-TPRS-UKDY01723479


Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions.

We go the extra mile to make sure we can move millions of people safely and reliably, everywhere around the world, every single day. Join us at Bombardier, and you’ll be part of an international team, sharing knowledge and experience across countries and cultures to push technological possibilities. In the UK, Derby is a global hub for Bombardier. As the home of the hugely successful AVENTRA platform, it is a lead engineering and production site and has been responsible for engineering design for some of the world’s most exciting trains. It is here that you will help us to connect communities, cities and businesses, enabling them to get wherever they need to be. If you’re motivated to make your own progress, you can move your career in any direction.

We are currently looking to recruit a Platform Chief Engineer

Location – Derby


Hold overall responsibility for Platform building blocks from a design, performance, product safety, compliance, cost (quality and cost) and overall competitiveness. Own, maintain, develop and protect the Building Block Library for the Platform on behalf of Global Product Management.

Manage the relationship with PF Product Family Chief Engineers and Chief Engineers in Internal Divisions.

Manage the Convergence and Innovation Leads within the Platform Team.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

Development roadmap

• Based upon the market opportunity and competitor analysis provided by the Platform Strategy Manager, put in place a platform development roadmap for improvement.

• Manage the development roadmap of the platform and provide governance on Building Block on and off-cycle developments. Approve the content and deliverables of each building Block work package.

• Propose, collect, assess and implement innovations through building block development programs.

Building block and configuration management

• Own, maintain, develop and protect the Building Block Library for the Platform on behalf of Global Product Management.

• Manage the integration of the sub-system building blocks into the Platform and library.

• Manage the Building Blocks and their interfaces and hold responsibility for the design integrity for the Platform.

• Ensure that market requirements are translated into a set of clear development targets and technical standards and ensure these are fulfilled through the development programs.

• Validate technical solutions of product variants (based on customer requirements) in line with the product concept requirements of the Platform.

Technical lead for Platform Building Blocks

• Technical lead for a Platform and technical authority on all Building Blocks within the Platform Library.

• Approve and control the technical changes to the Platform building blocks (variants within the Platform).

• Review ROP for technical risks and assure the technical closure plans and activities for Building Block developments.

• Deploy and manage engineering designs, performance, compliance and overall product cost compliance processes

People Management

• Lead Platform Convergence and Innovation Managers.

• Contribute to the Functional Engineering people management (PMP reports, promotions, etc.)

• Provide governance in Building Block development gate reviews and bid Product Reviews.


- Master’s in engineering or equivalent experience; MBA is a plus.

- Strong experience in Product Management and development from bid to product introduction (through all project delivery phases)

- Excellent experience in development program management

- Strong knowledge of railway operation

- Mechanical, electrical and functional engineering experience

- Significant experience and hands on delivery of the design, analysis, development, testing and delivery of engineering solutions that solve complex requirements.

- Must have knowledge and be able to demonstrate an ability to plan and deliver engineering projects. Provide cost and schedule estimates on complicated engineering programs.

- Demonstrate knowledge of the project engineering budget process and be able to generate, monitor and ensure projects comply with agreed costs.

- Proven team leadership experience

- Strong Project Management, and influencing skills are essential, together with the ability to communicate effectively with senior managers across the spectrum of stakeholders.

Why Work for Us?

Everywhere we operate, we reward effort and initiative.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity

Posting date: 17.09.2018

Closing date: 17.10.2018

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

Job: Production Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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