Global Traction Vehicle Authorization/Homologation Leader (80-100%) Job at ABB in Turgi, AG

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Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland

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Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

ABB Traction is a leader in traction technologies, driving innovation in rail and e-mobility. Our propulsion, auxiliary and energy storage solutions contribute to making transportation more sustainable, while saving energy every day. ABB traction technologies are used around the globe in railway vehicles such as locomotives, regional trains and trams as well as electric buses. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. Committed to strengthening our Global Traction Retrofit business, we are currently looking to attract an Authorization Leader. You will be the one responsible for managing all activities related to the authorization of our retrofit projects. You will act and advise as an internal specialist and compile the summaries and expertise for the external assessors and authorities with the aim of successful admission/accreditation. To ensure this, you will identify key requirements and translate them in project specifications. Key will be your existing licensing experience and your proven leadership skills combined with a hands-on mentality. This is an outstanding opportunity to apply your expertise and drive our successful Traction business forward. Let’s write the future. Together.

Your responsibilities

Leading the complete homologation processes for our global retrofit projects to ensure their approval in compliance with applicable standards

Taking an active, hands-on role in performing and coordinating authorization tasks and preparing the documents for the inspection and the authorities

Translating the official admission requirements into concrete project specifications, this also includes taking on an active role in project teams and participating in the development and evaluation of options

Creating the licensing applications by defining and collecting the content based on formal requirements and submitting them to the authorities

Monitoring of ongoing assessment processes and holding regular status meetings with assessors (notified bodies, country designated bodies etc.). Providing explanations during discussions with the inspection authorities, followed by defining and tracking action plans in response to findings

Being the expert at the interface to all authorities and ensure a good cooperation, this assumes that processes and procedures are continuously being developed and that the applicable regulations are always applied

Creating universally usable templates, descriptions and summaries to ensure consistent processes and embed your knowledge and expertise in the organization

Your background

University degree in Electrical Engineering or Rail Vehicle Engineering

Applied authorization experience and proven track record in managing accreditation processes, preferably in the rail industry

Expertise in terms of authorization principles, experience in applying standards and regulation requirements (e.g. TSI, NTTR)

Pragmatic, hands-on approach combined with team spirit and finely-honed communication skills as well as assertiveness and determination

Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken; additional foreign language skills considered as a plus

Willingness to travel on business assignments (but not regularly, but only a few times a year)

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. The recruiting process is being led by Vera Keller, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. A better world begins with you at https://new.abb.com/ch/karriere





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