Lead Change Manager (Monorail)

  • Job Reference: 455135
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Alstom
  • Location: Derby
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Could you be the full-time Lead Change Manager in Derby to work on the Cairo Monorail project we are looking for?


Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your Change Management expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Stephen Hare (Head of Change Management, Derby), and work alongside dedicated and passionate teammates.

You'll master the quality of deliveries by ensuring accuracy, consistency and traceability of the delivered products and services through the application of CCM activities in a High Critical Project or Program and keep the project / program configuration under control and manage changes during the whole lifecycle of the Project or Program.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Leading the CCM activities in the Project/Program. 
  • Applying Configuration and Change standard procedures, instructions, templates etc, and ensures that team members do not bypass them.
  • Representing the CCM Métier in project and site meetings.
  • Performing REX for CCM and leads improvements of the CCM activities within their Program/Project and also within the CCM Métier.
  • Ensuring the activities and Roles & Responsibilities defined in the Configuration Management Plan (CMP) are applied and followed.
  • Evaluating and provides or approves the compliance statement on all CCM related requirements (i.e. customer, partner and internal).
  • Reporting and escalating any CCM related issues within the Project / Program organization and proposes possible solution.
  • Is accountable and reports on CCM Performance Indicators; derives and manages actions (PDCA).
  • Ensuring the execution of CCM audits and DfQ Gates for CCM deliverables.
  • Contributes to CCM training materials development and perform training when required/requested.
  • Performs CCM Audits on demand.
  • Performs configuration management activities, such as: 
    • Identification, management and accuracy of items under configuration control.
    • Prepares Configuration Strategy and release notes, following review with stakeholders, for Configuration Baselines, incl. for sub-system target configuration data and ensures consistency.
    •  Ensures the establishment of the Configuration Status Accounting Report (CSAR) (i.e. As Build/As Maintained/As Installed) and monitors its compliance.
    • Ensures Supplier Configuration Management incl. CCM requirement negotiation and requested CCM documentation.
    • Ensures the "end-to-end" traceability of every change request including assignment to Baseline and/ or Target Configuration.
    • Documents and assesses deviations from Configuration Baselines and Target/As-Built configurations and ensures they are managed, e.g. by waiver, concessions, required changes.

Performs Change Management activities, such as:

  • Organizes and leads the Change Boards.
  • Ensures the completeness, correctness, clarity and timeline of Change Requests in cooperation with the Change requestor, throughout all stages of a change request.
  • Monitors Change requests and aligns all project stakeholders on the changes.
  • Prioritizes Change Requests in cooperation with requestor and other involved functions, incl. assignment to a  Configuration Baseline.
  • Facilitates event management (e.g. electrical, software etc.) and transfers it when necessary into the Change Management Process.



All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • DEGREE is preferable but not essential, ideally in Engineering, Project Management/Business Management or equivalent
  • Expert knowledge of Configuration & Change Management
  • Detailed knowledge and/or previous experience of Business Process Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Requirements Management Supply Chain, Engineering, Industrialization, Data Management and Document Control inter-related with CCM. 
  • Detailed knowledge of Alstom configuration & change processes and related processes of contributing Métiers/ / Functions
  • Substantial experience in a configuration and change management role
  • Work experience in an international environment
  • Mandatory knowledge of railway products, railway solutions (signalling, telecom etc.), systems and components
  • Knowledge of CCM tools (e.g. ALM, Clear Quest, Clear Case SAP, PLM, AEC-tpPLM  etc.)
  • Ability to communicate with all involved project/program stakeholders
  • Contributing to continuous improvement on processes and standards for CCM 
  • Preferable trained to a recognized Configuration and Change Management standard


On a more personal level, you will also need to be:

  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn
  • Able to work independently
  • A strong team player, with effective interpersonal and leadership skills.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with colleagues and customers based all over the world
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical). 



What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary plus 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days. Healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexibility flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.