Test Manager

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Date: 12-Aug-2022

Location: Philladelphia, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

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 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age. As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people. Visit www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.

Test Manager - TeM


Delegated by the Train Validation Engineer - TVE and under the technical responsibility of the Train Manager, the Test Manager acts as « Project owner » for the comprehensive range of Integration/Tuning and Certification/Validation tests.


This position involving in training and if necessary participate to test management aspects, while the train is still in the site manufacturing facility. After completion of tests, the position may required costantly business trips and/or reallocate to be defined. The Test Manager  will then be following the train to the remote test sites and need to be more autonomous in the execution of his/her responsibilities on the private test centers and/or public infrastructures.



  • She/He will representing the TVE, on board the train, during validations and certification tests
  • Being the entry point for all the request of activities on train related to testing and coordinating them
  • Organising on a day to day basis, the way tests will be carried out
  • Making sure that tests equipment and instrumentation are always operational and available
  • Being the interlocutor, on a daily basis, of the Railway Test Centre or Public Infrastructure and follows the way various testing phases are organised


Before the tests:

  • Ensuring that test teams respect safety rules and procedures on board the train and preparing the work authorisations
  • Preparing the test implementation (staffing, availability of tools, calibrated measurement devices, and on-board spare parts, ...)
  • Checking that train and/or subsystems are compliant to the last Applicable configuration issued by System Engineer team
  • Arranging with his/her test center’s counter-part the test slot booking

During the tests:

  • Conducting the tests and carrying out the tests to be done by ALSTOM in coordination with the Train Manager (T&C)
  • Operationally coordinating all the testing teams and laboratories on board
  • Defining the priorities in case of conflicts between tests activities

After the tests:

  • Creating the failure reports.
  • Producing the test book (test events chronology) and daily shift reports


Skills & experience:

 - Experienced Test or Certification/Validation Technician/ Engineer

 - Structured and organised approach of the job

 - Coordination skills and ability to take decisions

- No dedicated team but coordination of all the testing actors on board the train 5 to 20 people

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 offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


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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.

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