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Director Safety (f/m/d) MLS Germany Domain

Job ID: R0063891 Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Full time, Regular Employment

Together we develop the future by shaping the world around us – here and now! Passion for innovations and breakthrough technologies is what drives us ever onwards. Every day we develop smart solutions for safety-critical applications in the rail technology, aerospace, defence and security sectors.

Our control and safety technology solutions make rail travel safe and efficient. Every year, our technologies help to get many millions of rail travellers reliably to their destinations. Our ticketing systems process more than 50 million transactions on a daily basis all over the world – and we provided a complete solution for Dubai’s underground railway, the largest driverless system in the world.

Director Safety (f/m/d) MLS Germany Domain

In the Transportation division at our headquarters in Ditzingen near Stuttgart

You will enjoy having this responsibility:

Assure that Thales GTS BL MLS develops, installs and commissions in MLS Germany Domain Safe Railway Systems that are fit for their intended use and fulfill the requirements of our customer. The German Domain is the biggest entity of the BL with half of the employees and revenues. It drives as well some positions in Safety councils at GTS GBU and Corporate level.

It also involves the following tasks:

  • Accountable for all Safety Assurance work done within their Domain
  • Veto right to stop commissioning in case of safety issues at any time.
  • Accountable to define the Domain specific Crisis Management Procedure
  • Accountable to implement the Crisis Management according to the generic GTS GBU  and Domain specific Crisis Management Procedure in case of Safety incidents or accidents
  • Accountable to sign for Safety the Project DVa forms
  • Accountable to sign for Safety the Limited Deviation Permits (LDPs)
  • Accountable for Approval management
  • Important contributor to define BL MLS Safety Management processes
  • Accountable to implement  the overall BL MLS Safety Management processes in Domain GE by 
  • Building and maintaining a healthy safety culture within the whole organization
  • Defining standards, processes and best practices in safety for the organisation, which meet specifications and budgets
  • Managing adequate Safety Awareness trainings for all employees and dedicated Safety trainings in safety sensitive roles
  • Guiding other departments on the latest changes of national, international and European laws, regulation, procedures and approval related norms and standards
  • Ensuring that all systems and products delivered from the domain meet the contractual safety requirements with respect to local operational rules and laws
  • Interface with GTS GBU Safety Council:
  • Contributing to best practices within the safety community by representing their Domain.
  • Membership in working groups, e.g. Corporate Engineering Safety working group, GTS CyberNet working group
  • Accountable for DIN 17020 accredited and EBA approved inspection center / Prüfleitstelle, which has to be handled like a “company in the company”, with its own management system, to keep requested independence.

You have:

  • University degree/diploma in transportation, automation, electrical engineering, computer sciences, physics or comparable practical experience
  • 3-5 years in technical projects development related to safety critical or security systems
  • 5 years experience in rail signalling or safety systems development, testing or safety management
  • Able to analyse and to understand complex systems, activity chains and operational concepts
  • Knowledge of railway systems and in particular Thales systems
  • Knowledge of regulations and code of practise of the Country Domain
  • Knowledge of European railway regulations and standards (CSM-RA, CENELEC, others)
  • Knowledge of reliability and safety analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of process to implement & commission commercial railway projects
  • Shape solutions out of complexity
  • Be ambitious and accountable
  • Perform through cooperation
  • Influence key stakeholders
  • Engage and develop teams
  • Native of the Domain and English (verbal & written)

As a global player with projects all over the world, Thales is looking for candidates from different backgrounds and with different careers, because it’s the sheer diversity of our innovative and creative teams that drives our success – and that’s why this is also a key aspect of our personnel selection process.

Do you want to know more? I look forward to hearing from you:

Pascal Schwerdtfeger
Tel.: +49 (0)7156 353 42869

You can find more information about Thales as an employer at

What we offer you:

At Thales, we take very good care of our people. We invest a lot in our employees’ personal and professional development and in the promotion of teams, because these are very important issues for us. This is why we founded our internal Thales University, to offer you a broad portfolio of training and further education programs. We commend performance and our attractive salary policy will impress you.

Thales Germany actively promotes and practices a policy of open dialogue and transparency. Professional equality between women and men of all nationalities, and a good work-life balance are a matter of course for us. We have created special programs to encourage diversity and reconcile work and family, helping our employees to enjoy both their family lives and their exciting challenges with Thales.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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