Project Engineering Manager

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Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Cambridge (GB), CAM, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 340543


Project Engineering Manager


Site: Cambridge


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Excellent Salary 


BenefitsContributed Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension, Plus many others


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.

Position Overview:  


             The Project Engineering Manager is the engineering lead on a project and is responsible for the Quality, Cost,

             Delivery and Performance of the Engineering elements. They are responsible for subcontract management,     

             system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, integration of designs, construction integration, CDM (Construction,Design and Management Regulations).

             CSM (Common Safety Method),project programme system validation, commissioning, hand back and project closeout.

             They will implement the organisation’s engineering management system within the project location and across

             multiple sites when required.        





  • Implement and maintain best practice signalling engineering processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical / delivery risk
  • Carry out technical audits as a means of ensuring the project is following agreed applicable standards and practices.
  • Support the production and identification of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety) analysis, system risk, risk mitigation, method statements and work package plans. 
  • Ensure integration of design, installation and testing activities and that the end product meets the client specification and has technical integrity.
  • Support Signalling Systems & Infrastructure business development with tendering activities ensuring the quality of estimates, system description, system architectures, implementation strategies and methodologies.
  • Provide governance and assurance to all tendering activities ensuring assumptions and execution risks are captured during the tendering process.
  • Ensure that suitable project plans are in place to support efficient resource management, staff development and succession planning to meet the requirements of the business and projects.
  • Develop project technical instructions to support the project methodology and the required installation activities.
  • Support the Competence Manager with the execution of the IRSE (Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers) licensing scheme and the internal competence management scheme
  • Ensure engineering delivery and technical change is integrated with design, possession planning, installation, test, other disciplines and provide a mechanism for effective communications throughout the SS&I business.
  • Highlight and document project derogations or temporary non-compliances required by the project, liaising with the Professional Head of Signalling to enable them to be submitted to the client
  • Mentor, coach and train other Project Engineers when required to support the businesses sustainability plan
  • Ensure that clear lines of communication and reporting are in place within the local project organisation and between other and stakeholders (Client, Design, Commercial, Business Development and Human Resources).
  • Support the Programme Engineering Manager with local line management, technical guidance, leadership, team welfare, site safety and monitor the project’s performance to maximize efficiencies and project delivery.





  • Substantial experience working in contracting commercial department.
  • Able to provide guidance on construction industry standard forms of contract, and commercial terms.

            Quantification, costing of construction works and task elemental cost analysis. Provide guidance on the determination of scope of work through the                                     interpretation of the contract documents

  • Working knowledge of Planning and the use of programmes in the management of construction works, conflict avoidance, management, and dispute resolution procedures
  • Appreciation of accounting concepts and the format and preparation of management and company accounts,Health Safety and Sustainability matters relative to the industry.




  • Senior Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.230F) or Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.110F) IRSE licence. 
  • Corporate membership of the IRSE with IEng or higher 




  • Strong customer liaison focus
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate clearly with all levels
  • Ability to Work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong Organisation and planning skills
  • Must have experience of leading the Engineering Delivery on large multidisciplinary projects


What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.



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