Test & Commissioning Leader

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Date: 07-Jan-2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom



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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 


Join us as Test and Commissioning Leader, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh (PA), US.


Purpose of the Job:

  • The T&C Leader is responsible for the management and successful completion of the T&C activities related to a railway signaling subsystem (e.g. IXL, ATC, DCS, ...). This is must be achieved following project strategy, company policies (including EHS, railway safety, local regulation and professional standard) and project QCD targets.


Key Accountabilities

  • The T&C leader is responsible, by delegation of the PrCOM, of the test, verification and delivery of a signaling subsystem.
  • Organize T&C activities (Planning, Access, Resources allocation, documentation).
  • Check compliance of Signaling systems in relation to system specification documents and contractual requirements.
  • Independently, apply extensive expertise as a generalist or specialist to meet company standards and customer requirements for the related sub-system
  • Develop T&C procedures for his sub-system based on defined specifications for subsystems in area of specialization to meet contractual requirements.
  • Interface with Engineering and V&V subsystem leaders for optimizing site tests and sharing competent resources between platform and site test
  • Could participate to V&V test in lab, as per request, under the responsibility of the V&V Manager
  • Provide technical leadership to individuals or teams for tools, procedure and in resolving problems
  • Lead or participate in technical discussions for his subsystem directly with customer and represents / protects the company’s interest
  • Report on a regular basis to the Project T&C Manager on progress and issues
  • Report on the anomalies arising during site testing and interfaces with engineering team towards to close the anomaly
  • Ensure that all design related issues are correctly reported in the adequate tools, including the defect description and associated test context
  • Proactive towards development of resources competency to other T&C team members
  • Guarantee that all tests are made in full safety.


Performance Measurement

  • Collaboration with V&V team and ratio between lab and T&C tests
  • Compliance to EHS (Zero Deviation) and Regulatory standards
  • Quality of anticipation, monitoring and reporting
  • Savings through risks anticipation and mitigation
  • Team Management



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering techology/related field or equivalent combined experience & technical education (electronics/electrical/computer/railway)
  • 3 years of Validation and Comissioning experience in rail industry
  • Valid Driver License with clean record considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Alstom products considered an asset (preferred)


Behavioural and Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Strong ownership and accountabiiltiy of activities assigned until completion and acceptance
  • Strong leadership, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong relationship and reporting skills to management and customer
  • Proactive and attention to detail


Specific for this V&C Test Lead position:

1)  To support the V&C Manager taking the ownership of critical actiities and/or projects commited with the projects milestones and deadlines.

2) Developed the Cabinets Configuration instructions and dry-run those instructions with the field team for the first implementation.

3) Execute the cabinets pre-integration simulating end-to-end the field environment and using a mock-up for the trackside/wayside elements.

4) Write test plans, test procedures and test reports.

5) Review field and factory test results. Support the CCB to analyze and verify the results. Update the NCR database (RTC).

6) Support the management team when drafting Installation, Test & Commissioning strategy for the new projects.


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?  


Join us and help us move the world!


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. 


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.


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