Engineer - Wayside

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Date: 21-Nov-2021

Location: New York, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:174783 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Join us as Wayside Engineer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in New York-Airport (NY), US.


The Wayside Engineer provides technical support to the Operations and Maintenance Departments including engineering designs, calculations, technical specifications, test procedures, analyses, investigations and advanced troubleshooting of operating equipment for the AirTrain JFK operatio.




  • Assist the Engineering Department to deliver within cost, schedule, quality, performance, and safety targets.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Wayside electronics systems.
  • Provide technical direction & support to wayside personnel who maintain wayside electrical, electronic and communication systems.
  • Assist with second/third level repairs and troubleshooting skills development.
  • Provide on-call support for major downtime events.
  • Detect, define, and implement system modifications to improve reliability and serviceability, ensuring On-Time-Performance and system availability targets are met.
  • Support Capital Asset Replacement Program (CARP) planning and execution, facilitating timely completion of project deliverables.
  • Ensure that applicable Customer and System Requirements are identified and adhered to throughout design, commissioning, and Operation and Maintenance phases.
  • Prepare Engineering Investigation Reports identifying root cause of emergent downtime events and performance trends, and facilitate corrective actions for continuous improvement.
  • Optimize the scope and related tasks of the System Maintenance Plan.
  • Ensure that processes, methods & tools are applied consistently across projects and actively contribute to their continuous improvement.
  • Manage system configuration and updates to technical documentation where applicable.
  • Supports Safety Department ensuring safety risks are mitigated in a timely manner.





  • BS in Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering or equivalent
  • MS in Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering or equivalent (Desirable)


  • 5+ years of experience in Operations and Maintenance of electronics & telecommunications equipment, including Radio Systems, SCADA, Fiberoptic Network, Platform Screen Door System, and Automatic Train Control.
  • Knowledge of AirTrain JFK systems and procedures (Desirable)

Competencies & Skills

  • Problem solving capacity (technical and costs evaluation of a solution)
  • Capacity of managing Technical risks
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to learn
  • Effective, professional
  • Strong team player


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


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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