Road Foreman of Engines

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Date: 17-Oct-2021

Location: Oceanside, CA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:171622 

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.  

Join us as a Road Foreman Engines/Trainmaster, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Oceanside, CA 


As Road Foreman Engines/Trainmaster, you will supervise all employees while planning daily train and switching operations consistent with Alstom’s Safety Policy.  You will also be responsible to review, recommend and implement operations processes that maximize efficiency.


Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure the overall supervision of all on-board crew members.  This includes job instructions, training, evaluations, accident investigations and discipline when necessary;
  • Perform the functions of a Locomotive Engineer & Conductor as required.  This person is required to perform regular operational tests as required by 49 CFR 217.9;
  • Administer the Company’s engineer training program, certify and/or re-certify all Locomotive Engineers and Conductors;
  • Analyze or assist in analyzing data from locomotive event recorders, both for post accident investigations and for random reviews of individual engineer performance;
  • Maintain Operations Department rule compliance through regular observations and tests.  Interacts with the M.O.W. Departments on a regular basis and with the Transportation Coordinator and Crew Management Coordinator;
  • Periodically ride regularly scheduled trains to determine employees’ compliance with rules and special instructions and look for areas which may benefit from increased attention;
  • Coordinate any efficiency testing to be done on NCTD ROW with the appropriate NCTD personnel , who are required to be present during testing;
  • Maintain the Company’s program of operational tests and inspections as well as records of performed tests, results of those tests and any associated required correspondence ;
  • Perform these duties as well as such other duties that may be prescribed by the Deputy General Manager-Operations Escalate key issues to the Industrialization manager.


Key requirements:


  • A Bachelor’s degree of Science in Transportation, Engineering or the equivalent in work experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a rail operations environment combined with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership or management role;
  • Experience working with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requirements;
  • A background in safety and knowledge of Federal Rail Road (FRA) regulations (asset);
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite .

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.   


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.