Project Engineering Manager - Services - Asset Life Management

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Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Naperville, IL, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:410004 

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.


Project Engineering Manager - Services North America, Asset Life Management


Context, Roles & Responsibilities

Alstom does not only design and build mobility solutions, but also sets up partnerships with our customers to support their activities on long term.

Services organization is dedicated to serving internal and external customers providing all solutions to maintain safe, reliable and comfortable transportation.

This position applies to Asset Life Management business, covering especially the overhaul, the modernization and the repair of all kind of Railways vehicles: locomotives, street cars, metro, sub-urban trains, main line trains, automated people-movers…

Very often the modernization is the opportunity of introducing on aging vehicles the same cutting-edge technology provided on new cars, especially in terms of Green Mobility, Passengers’ experience and Cost reduction (operations, maintenance). Digital Solutions are usually part of these upgrades.

Within this business, the Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) is in charge of all Engineering activities deployed during the project:

  • Coordinating all Engineering activities in Alstom Services NAM, other Alstom units worldwide, and external suppliers;
  • Managing the complete Engineering work-package, taking care of:
    • Quality of deliverables (Q) to the end customer as per contractual requirements, especially all technical performances;
    • Quality of deliverables (Q) to internal customers as per Project Plan (Sourcing, Supply Chain, Industrial…);
    • Respect of the budget (C);
    • Delivery on time (D);
    • Risks & Opportunities related to Engineering scope.


The PrEM deals with multiple interfaces, in particular the core team of the project, the engineering community and the end customer.

Within the Engineering group the PrEM can count with the support of the leaders of the different “metiers” (mechanical design, systems, electrical, configuration, RAMS…) to provide accurate resources and manage the deliverables of their respective team.


The PrEM can be regularly supporting also bids activities, playing the role of Bid Technical Manager (BTM).

In this case he/she’s responsible for:

  • Coordinating the definition of the technical solution to be offered;
  • Committing on the Engineering effort for the project phase (Q, C, D)



- Reporting hierarchically to Services NAM ALM Engineering Manager, and functionally to the Projects/Bids Managers.

- Multiple functional reports (no direct report);


Educational requirements

Graduated 4 years Engineering degree.



Minimum 3 to 5 years in Railways environment: design and/or modernization of Rolling Stock.

Demonstrating management skills, strong ledership and previous exposure to customers on complex projects.


Mandatory : English fluent

Appreciated : French


Working conditions

Up to 20% travel time in NAM region, occasionally Europe.

The job is based in Naperville, IL.


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. 



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