Test & Commissioning Engineer

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Boston, MA, US

Company: Alstom


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.   



Alstom has an opening for a Test and Commissioning Engineer in Boston, MA.  As a Test and Commissioning Engineer, you will support MBTA train control systems installation, test and commissioning activities in field environments.   


As a Test and Commissioning Engineer, you will also be capable to:

  • Perform system test activities such as breakdown tests, operational and system level tests.  Conduct tests in compliance with company standards, project requirements, relevant test procedures, safety standards.
  • Use of test fixtures and follow functional test procedures.
  • Identify operational and technical problems and assist in practical solutions and improvements to system design when appropriate. 
  • Interface with customers, consultants and installation contractors, as needed.
  • Act as Lead T&C engineer in directing other test personnel.
  • Perform installation and testing of field modifications.  This may be performed on "live" circuits and on new or existing equipment.
  • Assist in the installation and test of factory and field modifications.  This may be performed on "live" circuits and on new or existing equipment; Assist in the installation and adjustment of various signaling equipment (switch machine, trip stops, track circuits, code systems, Carborne etc.).
  • Accurately complete test documentation, data sheets, marking plans, expense reports, daily logs, lost time and discrepancy reports.
  • Maintain location plans to reflect the "as installed or as tested" condition of locations under test.
  • Must maintain highest regard for safety, fail safeness, system reliability and system integrity.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline or 8+ years equivalent of related experience testing train control systems
  • 5-7 years of related experience with electronics/ electrical background
  • Previous hands-on experience with test equipment (VOMs, DMMs, voltage meters, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, digital multimeters and signal generators)
  • Working knowledge of signaling products and "vital" and "non-vital" circuit concepts
  • Proven railway safety awareness
  • Proven "trouble shooting" skills for problem identification and resolution
  • Assignments often require work to be performed at odd hours and/or extended shifts.  Work schedules and hours change often.  Working holidays and weekends is not uncommon.  Work conditions are not always desirable
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of C++, Visual Basic, and/or Java programming languages
  • Knowledge of software test tools such as Exceed, VMware, subversion


We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

Alstom abides 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

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.





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