Project Engineering Manager

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Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Cork, IE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:411781


Location: Cork


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Excellent Salary + Benefits Include: Pension, Contributed Healthcare, Life Assurance


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Project Engineering Manager we’re looking for? 





Purpose of the role


Manage the technical contractual scope of the project ensuring its delivery according to the quality, cost, performance and scheduled commitment originally agreed and, if applicable, updated as a result of negotiated variation orders.


Key accountabilities:

•    Manage the technical contractual scope of the project: 
•    Be accountable for the customer acceptance of the project solution 
•    Manage the project technical risks and the corresponding mitigation plan 
•    Act as Contractors Engineering Manager leading the integration of multi-disciplined designs and construction activities 
•    Together with the Project Manager, in case of contractual scope evolution, rise variation order and manage it 
•    Validate the technical design choices with the peers and Solution Director  
•    Identify which are the applicable regulations in the customer country/city and ensure they are taken into account in project solution design 
•    Manage the project solution, including the customisation and specific configuration of the generic solution to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery and Performance (QCDP) commitments: 
•    Ensure, with support of the required experts and involving all stakeholders, that all the technical requirements of the contract are fully addressed throughout the project lifecycle, from the capture stage up to the demonstration 
•    Act as a chairman of Project Change Control Board (CCB) 
•    Be responsible of the project design and application engineering activities 
•    Supervise Verification & Validation activities 
•    Be accountable for Engineering WP QCD  
•    Provide BOM 
•    Verify Project Safety Case (scope, strategy and exported constraints) 

Functionally lead the project engineering team: 
•    Allocate Task(s) across Project Engineering team and ensure engineering activities follow-up 
•    Together with Domain / Metier Leaders and Domain Department Heads, define the project engineering team organisation according to the project phase (and as defined in the EMP) 
•    Deploy the applicable engineering process, methods & tools on the project 
•    Manage and participate in the evaluation of the project engineering team 
•    Share Environment, Health and Security (EHS) rules with project engineering team (receiving inputs from PM/Project EHS Manager/Coordinator) 
•    Support assessment of the teams involved in project engineering activities, including the ones belonging to a different Regional Centre. 


Manage the interface with the project core team:     
•    Provide all technical documents to the project core team members for the industrialisation, sourcing, installation, test and commissioning (product BOQ, architecture schematics, ...) 
•    Provide support to the Project Technical Manager on execution of technical activities on-shore (delegation of responsibility could be defined and formalised in the Engineering Management Plan of the Project) 
•    Solve technical issues detected by different core team members 
•    During project warranty, coordinate actions to support resolution of pending technical issues following Project Warranty Manager (PrWM) requirements 
•    Support PrQSM to consolidate the REX of the Project and the Reliability Growth 
•    Support Engineering Domain/Metiers Department Head to define/perform knowledge capitalisation


Educational Requirements



  • Corporate membership of the IRSE or Chartered Engineer 



  • MEng or BEng degree level education in an engineering discipline 
  • Senior Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.230F) or Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.110F) IRSE license. 






  • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view 
  • Hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management  
  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope 
  • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in contractual situations 



  • Products and services knowledge on different market segments (Urban, Mainline, F&M) 
  • Knowledge of Irish Signalling Principles (based on UK practice)  
  • Engineering product development full lifecycle view 
  • Safety background 
  • Understanding of SSI based solutions 
  • Comprehension of telecoms solutions & working practices  
  • Knowledge of civils construction regulations, procedures and best practice.  


Competencies & Skills


  • Communication skills 
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership) 
  • Decision-making ability 
  • Analytical and critical thinking 
  • Problem-solving ability 
  • Resilience 





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?.

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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