Principal Communications Engineer

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Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:204046 

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

 

Responsible to deliver N&T Sub-System Radio specifications consistent with the System Delivery Plan. Contributor to support N&T Sub-System Radio deployment activities (Installation, Test & Commissioning)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Elaborate N&T Radio Design specifications (Preliminary Design & Detailed Design) in line with N&T Engineering rules and relying on best practices inherited from previous projects (cross reviews with installation teams, cybersecurity teams, power experts…)
  • Ensure that all N&T Radio Design elaboration follows Quality processes, including application of Adapt and Design N&T Processes, Methods and Guidelines
  • Ensure that Radio Design documents remain in line with project DFQ Gate Reviews milestones and are elaborated as per project Documentation plan
  • Minimize, by Design, the N&T Radio deployment cost, lead time and risks
  • Develop and elicit Radio Design requirements in line with project needs (internal & external), with a specific focus on Radio spectrum management and Cybersecurity concerns
  • Check that external interfaces are consistent with N&T sub-system
  • Prepare & Execute Radio Interference surveys, Radio trackside surveys, Radio Train surveys and Radio Coupling tests
  • Elaborate N&T Radio BoQ as a support to PrIDM, including Design elaboration of dedicated Radio enclosures
  • Prepare and participate in Design Reviews
  • Case studies and technical explanation for customer queries on Radio/N&T related subjects
  • Maintain close follow-up on technical gaps implementation (Radio related)
  • Manage technical issues identified on N&T Radio part
  • Prepare the lab set-up for project specific radio functional and performance verification
  • Open and follow technical Change Requests to Product Engineering teams in charge of N&T products and solutions
  • Participate to the support of the functional validation phase of the sub-system (FIVP) for Radio part
  • Participate upon request, to Installation & T&C activities support activities in order to validate end-to-end performance : Radio Installation studies, Golden samples, Radio tuning activities, including support to troubleshooting tasks
  • Collect and consolidate Return of Experience (REX) to Product Engineering teams and to N&T Project Engineering teams
  • Provide iteration of the installation studies specific to N&T sub-system
  • Provide iteration of the Radio configuration files all along project life cycle till end of warranty period,
  • Remain in constant contact with Project N&T Design Leader all along the project life cycle regarding progress of Radio Design activities

 

REQUIRED PROFILE:

 

  • Master’s degree in Science (Mathematics and/or Physics or IT)
  • Design/Engineering background
  • PhD in Science (Mathematics and/or Physics and/or IT) (Desirable)
  • Experience of radio deployments in industrial environment, including interference mitigation
  • Wifi protocol knowledge
  • Proven experience on monitoring tools and techniques (spectrum analyzer, IP analyzer, mib principles, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable of interpersonal skills (Desirable)
  • Experience of technical coordination (Desirable)
  • 4G knowledge (Desirable)
  • Resilience (Desirable)
  • Strong knowledge and experience on Radio propagation and on Radio solutions with a specific focus on Wifi deployments (802.11a/b/n/ac)
  • Experience in IT/Supervision is an add-on
  • Signaling and system architecture is an add-on
  • Rigorous, process oriented
  • Team player
  • Result oriented

 

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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