Application Engineer

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Date: 26-Jun-2022

Location: Jacksonville, FL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:243842 

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.   

The Wayside Application Engineer will be responsible for defined work on projects with moderate complexity. They will follow an individual work plan and meet day-to-day short-term objectives. To be successful, the individual will need to have the ability to resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Designs new/modified signal systems in response to contract related requirements per company standards and customer specifications under the direction of a Wayside Systems Lead or System Engineer
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and provides recommendations in resolving complex, unique or major problems.  Collaborates within the teams in resolving problems as defined above
  • Receives mentoring from Wayside Systems Leaders and System Engineers
  • Participates in technical discussions with customer to represent/protect the company interests under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Designs include electro-mechanical circuit design, relay-based and /or microprocessor based logic, HW and SW interfaces, material selection, and equipment rack layouts
  • Interfaces with internal/external contacts to include vendors, subcontractors and prime contractors on technical matters under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Assists in generating schedule, budget and product/system specifications as required
  • Assists in generating technical proposals and cost estimates as requested
  • Provides input/modifications to departmental work instructions and procedures when required
  • Maintains project related files, documents and revision control of documents under their direct control
  • Develops project related requirements for products from customer specifications for new or modified designs under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Provides and develops accurate material lists for both internal and external requirements on projects
  • Troubleshoots problems identified during factory and field test offering possible technical solutions to minimize impact
  • Keeps abreast of technologies used by the company, industry to remain current and prepared for technology changes within the work environment
  • Travels to the customer site as required to perform field test and supports commissioning of systems
  • Experience in a project environment including interface with manufacturing



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or an Engineering Technology Degree with a minimum of 3 years' experience in Railway Signal Engineering or related field


Desired Experience

  • Prior experience in signal engineering principles and practices
  • Knowledge of relay as well as microprocessor based interlocking systems 
  • Knowledge of application of engineering design automation tools 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good customer relations 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills

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.   


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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