Deputy Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) - ETCS Onboard

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Date: 3 Jun 2024

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India


Deliver the allocated technical contractual scope of a project by leading the project engineering team. Liaise with Project Core Team and Field Operations Team for planning and providing technical solutions. Support the Project Engineering Manager for managing the delivery at project level.  


  • Manage the technical contractual scope of the project:
  • Validate the technical design choices with the peers and Solution Director.
  • Ensure that the designs are adhered with EN standards, ERA and European regulations or in the customer country.
  • Provide viable solution for the gap developments required for the project.
  • Manage the project technical risks and the corresponding mitigation plan
  • Together with the Project Engineering Manager of the DLU / Project Manager, in case of contractual scope evolution, rise variation order and manage it

Manage the project solution and deliver:

  • Build and analyse together with the Project Architect the tailored system from the generic solution to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery and Performance (QCDP) commitments
  • Verify the project requirements database (PRD) and, System Requirement Specification. Also, allocate requirements to all metiers.
  • Verify the System Architecture and Product Breakdown Structure duly ensuring the RAMS.
  • Able to integrate non-standard products in the project architecture.
  • Validate that the System Interface Description are well defined to avoid ambiguity.
  • Verify that the installation constraints are covered by installation designs.
  • Act as a chairman of Project Change Control Board (CCB)
  • Be responsible for the project baseline delivery including Design, V&V, and Safety
  • Be accountable for WP QCD

Functionally lead the project engineering team:

  • Together with Domain / Metier Leaders and RC Project Engineering Metier / Domain Department Heads, define the project engineering team organization according to the project phase (and as defined in the EMP)
  • In compliance with the ETCS solution passport, deploy the applicable engineering process, methods & tools on the project.
  • Assess competency of the teams involved in project engineering activities.
  • Provide technical support to all metier in the project.
  • Verify baseline strategy adhering to product / solution evolution and project milestones.

Manage the interface with the project core team:         

  • Technically lead the interface with external stakeholders (other contractors, suppliers, customer etc.)
  • Solve technical issues detected by different core team members.
  • Support PrPM to plan project milestones, and PrIM to plan procurement.


Qualifications & Skills:

Shall have a minimum experience of 10 plus years in the signalling industry.

Shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in Trackside and Trainborne(ETCS or Urban solution)

Shall have good presentation skills.


Technical Competency & Experience:

•    Strong understanding on all UNISIG subset documents.
•    Able to provide compliance to EN standards applicable for ETCS solution.
•    Aware of ETCS operations in user’s (controller, driver, maintainer) point of view.
•    Review documentation and challenge technical choices across all disciplines Review documentation and challenge technical choices across all disciplines.
•    Understand customer requirements, develop technical solution, estimate the cost and schedule for all Engineering activities.
•    Organise, lead, manage and motivate the engineering team on a project.
•    Must be able to develop System Specification and Requirements.
•    Must be able to define system elements and interfaces in sufficient detail to provide a basis for system implementation. 
•    Must be able to develop engineering strategy and identify and manage technical risks
•    Must be able to make a customer confident on the way the design activities are managed and handled, to build a trust/trust relationship, representing Alstom’s strategy and position.
•    Must be able to manage a team to reach the best technical decision, accounting for all constraints, and to challenge when necessary.
•    Ability to manage an Engineering Work Package and the associated risks.  Knowledge of project management Indicators and understanding of how to use them to follow-up the project situation, identify potential problems with anticipation and address them timely manner.


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