Legal Counsel

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Date: 09-Jun-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:214006 

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 Legal Counsel, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh (PA), US.


The Legal Counsel provides legal support to US-based product lines in a broad range of legal issues linked to the Americas Region’s business activities with a particular focus on public and commercial contracts of particular complexity such as train signaling, train systems turnkey or public private partnership projects.




  • Supporting the preparation and negotiation of bids and contracts with a focus on large railway infrastructure and signaling projects. In this context, involvement in all types of agreements forming part of the nexus of contracts for such projects (EPC contracts; concession agreements; supply agreements; consortium agreements; maintenance & services agreements; financing agreements; etc.)
  • Providing legal support to projects under execution, including sourcing and supply chain issues.
  • Researching legal issues and providing written analysis to US and Regional management on matters of particular sensitivity in the railway industry.
  • Providing legal support on claims and other contentious matters including settlement drafting and negotiation or in-house supervision of litigation & arbitration.
  • Coordinating and managing external legal counsel and consultants during dispute resolution
  • Promoting and enforcing the application of the relevant company legal directives and instructions in the Americas Region.
  • Supporting the legal reporting requirements of the US and maintaining compliance with legal key performance indicators.
  • Providing legal training and awareness to employees in the US.
  • Providing legal support on ethics & compliance matters, including the maintenance of Region compliance with federal and state regulations regarding anti-competition, bribery, export/import and other operationally relevant laws and regulations.




  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited United States law school with admission to the bar of at least one state.
  • Five to ten years of experience in the industry or in a law firm.
  • Previous experience with and knowledge of the US railway industry, including its regulatory framework, is a plus for this position. Experience with railway signaling contracts and claims is preferred.
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • First language is English or are bilingual
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Handling complex legal and contractual issues
  • Sound legal and claim management reasoning
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to deal with internal and external pressure in a fast-paced environment


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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