Project Architect

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Date: 10 Nov 2023

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:420407 

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

  • In the frame of deployment activities for Signalling Projects, the Project Architect is the technical referent of the Project. He / She is in charge of all System activities and is responsible of the QCD on System deliveries.
  • He / She contributes to the project deployment strategy and defines the baselining of the Project. He / She is accountable to define all design choices and to propose the best solution (Customer Oriented and Cost Effective), considering a maximum re-use of existing solutions.
  • In full coordination with the System Application Architect, he / she is the Project technical interface between Platforms and the Customer in order to provide fluidity in the implementation of the delivered System (Project solution).

Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

Regional Center Project Engineering


Reports directly to:

Engineering Department Head, according to the RC Project Engineering organization.

  • According to RC Project Engineering organization, the Project Architect can be named as “System Leader” or “Lead Engineer”.
  • In the case where there is only 1 subsystem, the Domain Leader is taking the role of Project Architect.

Other reporting to:

  • Dotted report line to Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) (during project execution)


Direct reports:

  • N/A


Network & Links


  • Design Authority
  • Platform and Development Team
  • Project team


  • Customer



Key accountabilities:

  • At project launch, check with SAA the gap analysis performed during tender phase
  • Present and promote Alstom solutions to Customers, participate to Questions & Answers sessions proposed by Customers, organize technical meetings with Customer to present and get approval on the additional/rewritten requirements
  • Capture and analyze the Project Technical Requirements
  • Elaborate the System Design of the Project, with the support of SAA and Platforms teams. Ensure that the design choices fulfil the Customer needs, and optimize deployment and maintenance costs.
  • Write the Project System specifications and documents, taking into account architectural, functional, operational, performance, safety, quality, cost and maintainability constraints
  • Define Project Baselines Strategy, by delegation of the PrEM, check that the System Delivery Plan is consistent with the Project Strategy and Platform roadmap, alert and propose mitigation plan.
  • Organize Kick-Off Meeting for each Baseline, by delegation of the PrEM, in order to validate Baseline Scope Freeze
  • Coordinate closely with verification and validation activities, support integration, tests and validation phases.
  • Be the front office of the Project for troubleshooting / root cause identification in all phases of the project
  • Organize Design Reviews with Platform Technical Director for every new Design Choice and provide key elements to demonstrate Design Freeze (through checklists) at PGR. Organize Peer Reviews.
  • Capture Return of Experience and formalize feedback to Platforms to contribute to System evolutions and provide input to improve Reference Library.
  • Support Customer Trainings
  • Optional role: Project Architect may support bids team during the tender phase.


Performance measurements:

  • Project QCD commitment
  • DFQ: SGR & PGR GO On-Time



Educational Requirements


Engineering Graduate/ Diploma in Electronics, Electrical or Industrial Control systems


  • System Design Methodology




  • Overall Signalling Experience of minimum 10 years
  • Experience of 5 years minimum in ETCS System Design


Competencies & Skills

  • Rigorous, autonomous, good analytic and synthesis skills.
  • Good technical coordination (Meetings, CCB, Reviews).
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • English: written and verbal.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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