Legal Counsel

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Date: 01-Jan-2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:366065 

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 


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.

The successful candidate will support the Head of the US Legal Department in the performance of the following main tasks linked to the business activities of the Americas Region:


-    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 corporate governance support for US-based legal entities, including acting as legal secretary, drafting powers of attorney, supporting board meetings and drafting resolutions.

-    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.


The position is part of the US Legal & Contract Management department currently composed of approximately 50 lawyers and contract managers based in various locations in the US .



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 working as in-house counsel 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. 



  • 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.

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. 


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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