Maintenance Project System Engineer

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Date: 11-Apr-2021

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:90182 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Job Title & Objective


Maintenance project System Engineer (AMTRAK Next Generation High Speed Train) 



  • Within Maintenance Project, the System Engineers (SE) are in charge to conserve and optimize the global performances of the train: mainly Safety, Reliability and Serviceability.
  • The SE's are the technical reference for all the maintenance sites for the subsystem they have in charge, and the link with the Design Authority.
  • Their job during warranty period is largely dedicated to support the reliability growth, eradicating the technical anomalies.
  • The SE's also provide from day one all necessary technical inputs for Maintenance execution.




Responsibilities and Accountabilities


In the context of Next Generation High Speed Trains project, ALSTOM is offering high level of Maintenance Service to AMTRAK operator, under the form of TSSSA contract (Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreement).

Each sub-system of the train is allocated to a “Leader” System Engineer (SE) who has the global responsibility of it, that is :


Managing technical subjects related to Train design, in particular :

  • Design anomalies from detection to fix, leading necessary analysis, investigations, meetings.
  • Design changes from request to validation, including analysis of impact & business case if necessary. *Remark: during the warranty phase, this job is lead by the Design team, and Service SE are contributing.


Managing all technical subjects related to Maintenance, in particular:

  • Implementation and optimization of Maintenance Plan in operations, including related validations
  • Technical inputs to build maintenance procedures (e.g. define wear limit criteria, test procedure…)


Monitoring system performance, in particular: Safety, Reliability, Serviceability.

  • Driving the related analysis and keeping traceability of reports, decisions, etc.
  • Informing the Safety Assurance Manager of any safety hazard, so that it can be dealt appropriately, then addressing the technical job for closing the issue.


Providing technical inputs to all Maintenance Site organization :

  • Industrial team
  • On-Site Engineers supporting Amtrak production team
  • Alstom Troubleshooters
  • Training Manager.


Monitoring obsolescence and develop resolution plan for subsystems in charge

Optimizing testability on-train (as a team with Troubleshooters) and off-train (in collaboration with external vendors and Alstom repair centers)


Position in Alstom organization :

 - No direct reports ;

 - Multiple functional relations ;

 - Reporting functionally and hierarchically to the TSSSA Project Engineering Manager



Market and Business Understanding                                                                                               





Knowledge of Alstom                                                                



Knowledge of other functional areas within the organisation    



Knowledge of the domestic environment                                  



Knowledge of the international environment                             







Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

Graduated 4 years Engineering degree.


Experience (Essential Functions)

Minimum 2 years working “hands on” around on-board equipment: design, validation, troubleshooting, maintenance.

Ideally in the environment of Rolling Stock warranty and reliability growth.


Working Conditions (Industrial/Environmental)

The position is based in New York, NY (Sunny Side Amtrak facility)

Average travel 20% time, especially on the other train maintenance facilities of Washington DC and Boston MA.


Physical/Mental Requirements

Technical curiosity, motivation to learn.

Autonomy, self-organization


Focus on objectives.

Capacity of Synthesis and Analysis.

Desirable: Good Communication skills.


Operational Know How (incl. Functional Know How)



Operational effectiveness/Accountability









Communication with Transparency 



Please specify Functional Know-How below e.g. Finance competencies needed for financial positions, or project management Know-How needed project management roles

Architecture of Railways Signalling equipment and functional running in service.







Managerial Know How



Ability to make decisions/Sense of urgency






Motivating & inspiring



Continuously managing & developing people



Leading the way in EHS



Leadership Know How



Strategic Vision



Convincing & Influencing



Shaping & driving change



Risk Management



Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

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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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