Sr Project Engineer

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Date: 23-Sep-2021

Location: Jacksonville, FL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:158784 

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.   

Role Summary/Purpose:

Alstom has an opening for a Senior Project Engineer in its Rochester, NY, Jacksonville, FL or Grain Valley, MO location.  The Senior Project Lead demonstrates accountability for functional, business and broad company objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex projects and issues within functional area(s) of expertise, be involved in long-term planning and contribute to the overall business strategy.



  • Apply railway signal engineering principles, processes and procedures to perform design and detail engineering in accordance with CENELEC, IRSE and FRA regulations and AREMA recommended practices and customer specifications.
  • Serve as the primary customer contact for the duration of each project through commissioning.
  • Manage a network of resources (including contractors) in support of project execution.
  • Resolve specification issues, handle correspondence, provide periodic updates, ensure customer satisfaction, and negotiate / coordinate with staff as appropriate.
  • Translate customer needs / requirements into detailed project plans while driving internal execution to meet project targets.
  • Manage the project budget and timeline and ensure the resources are available to complete the project within budget and on time in order to meet customer obligations.
  • Verify circuit design and detail engineering to ensure the functional, safety and statutory requirements per contract specifications are met. Thorough knowledge of Railroad Signal Systems including but not limited to: automatic block, traffic control, cab signals, interlockings, highway grade crossing warning systems and office systems.  Develop product submittals that meet the specifications, design and verification of circuit plans, wiring diagrams, cable plans, field gear operating circuits, application logic programs for vital / non-vital controllers that exceed customer expectations, and meeting schedule / budget commitments
  • Design, Test, and Verify Application logic, including VHLC, Electrologixs, or any corresponding Boolean or Ladder logic rail industry control system.
  • Demonstated knowledge of Positive Train Control standards and practices.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or a equivalent work experience, with a minimum of 15 years of engineering leadership / technical experience in Transportation
  • Minimum of 15 years of Railroad Application Lead Design Engineering experience


Desired Characterstics:

  • Prior working experience in Railroad Application Design and understanding of FRA and AREMEA signal engineering standards  and practices
  • Knowledge of relay as well as microprocessor based interlocking systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good customer relations



*Employee Referral Bonus Eligible*

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.