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Certification and authorization engineer H/F

Charleroi, Wallonne, Région, BelgiqueElectronique

Description de l'offre d'emploi

For more than 30 years, CENTUM T&S has provided advice and expertise to its customers in the field of embedded electronics.

CENTUM T&S is thus present in the aeronautics, space, automobile and rail transport, defense, medical, industry and energy and telecom markets, with strong locations in Asia, Europe and North America.

An active member of our Waterloo agency, you will be welcomed and supported by our technical community around electronics. Close to our customers, you bring your expertise to the assigned missions. These could be carried out with the support of our technical representatives.

Surrounded by a system designed to provide flexibility and responsiveness, you work on the technical issues facing new projects. Immersed in a rich and stimulating technical environment, your increase in skills and your ability to adapt will allow you to evolve within our group.


The Certification and Authorization Engineer defines and executes the Certification and Authorization project plan in order to obtain the Authorization 
to Put into Service (APIS) of the On-board or Trackside ETCS signaling sub-system by the relevant National Authorities. For that purpose, the compliance with the European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and / or with the specific national requirements have to be assessed by different external independent entities.
The main task of the project C&A Leader is to coordinate all activities and collection of required deliverables/means of proof with the various internal and external project stakeholders in order to obtain the necessary certificates and authorizations for the project.

Main responsabilities : 

  • Defining and executing the Certification & Authorization Project Plan in line with Project QCD objectives

  • Defining the Project Certification & Authorization applicable legal referentials and associated requirements

  • Planning all the C&A-related activities in coordination with Project team based on existing standards, regulations and return on experience from previous or similar projects

  • Preparing the procurement of external assessment services: creation of call for tender documents based on the defined scope of  assessment, conducting the tender process, evaluation of tenders, contract drafting and negotiations with assessors in collaboration with the purchasing department

  • Monitoring the development of evidences/means of proofs with the relevant stakeholders, by conducting regular workshops with various departments and sub-contractors

  • Organizing and managing the assessment process with external assessors (Notified Bodies, Country Designated Bodies, etc), monitoring/follow-up of related action plans, review and approval of assessments reports

  • Compiling the Certification and Authorization dossiers: definition of the content, compliance to formal requirements, file the official authorization requests towards European and / or National authorities

Pré-requis du poste

Educational requirements : 

  • Masters degree (engineering or others) 
  • Experience of Certification & Authorization process in Railways domain

Competencies & skills : 

  • Rigorous in the respect of the processes and regulations related to C&A scope
  • Team Player
  • Autonomous and Proactive
  • Good communication and coordination skills (with internal and external stakeholders)
  • Fluent in English (oral & written); Other languages are an asset 

Desirable : 

  • European or National Railways regulations (e.g.through ERA or NSA training)
  • Knowledge of Railways/Signaling systems and products

We offer :

A competitive salary, eco vouchers, meal voucher, group insurance, DKV (insurance, dental), ...

Join & grow your career with us!