RAM Engineer 1

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Date: 31-Jan-2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:375263 

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 

RAM Engineer:

  • Carry out RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability) related activities in Projects & Programs in line with Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) objectives and looking for optimization of RAM performance while being mindful of other constraints (such as life cycle cost, safety, standards, etc.)
  • Ensure that our solutions (Projects and Programs) are Reliable, Maintainable and Available
  • Identify the best architecture according to RAM performance requirements, Customers’ needs and operational conditions
  • Guarantee a risk control for each requirement related to RAM and perform continuously reliability growth in Projects & Programs


Key accountabilities:

  • Lead, coordinate and perform all the RAM Assurance activities on the project / system / product, as per RAM process defined in Signalling RAM Instruction, from the Tender phase up to Operational phase
  • For each project / system / product, define the RAM approach & strategy and manage the RAM budget, workload and associated planning
  • Within each Project or System or Product, the RAM Engineer is responsible for the main RAM deliverables, such as:
  • Tender/Design phases: RAM Plan and RAM report
  • Operational phase: RAM Monitoring plan and RAM Monitoring reports
  • As defined and explained in the RAM Process and Methods Work Method Statements and Guidelines, and in order to define the RAM performance level for each Project or System or Product, the RAM Engineer performs the following main RAM activities, such as:
  • Tender/Design phases: Reliability Prediction (MTTF/MTBF), Life expectation, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Degraded modes analysis, Service Reliability and/or Availability modelling, Maintainability and Testability analysis
  • Operational phase: data collection from field/customer and data collection from repair sites, root cause identification and RAM classification definition, statistical analysis of collected data, Reliability growth analysis and actions plans proposal
  • Make Design recommendations based on RAM studies (application of “Design for Reliability”, “Design for Maintainability” and “Design for Serviceability” guidelines) and verify adequacy of architecture choices to System, Product or Projects RAM targets
  • Support Tenders and Sourcing teams to choose and integrate product/system in projects


Competencies & Skills

  • Structured, organized and rigorous
  • Team player
  • Proactive behavior
  • Problem setting and problem solving
  • Good competencies in RAM assurance, methods and tools
  • Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries…)
  • Ability to drive activities performed by others (subcontractors, suppliers)


Educational Requirements



  • Advanced University or Engineering degree
  • English operational in reading and writing for technical documentation


  • Engineering degree in Dependability (RAM or RAMS)
  • System, Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical engineering knowledge




  • Specific hands-on experience in RAM and mastering RAM methodology and concepts/principles
  • Engineering background (System, Electronic, Software…)


  • Knowledgeable of Railway Signaling

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. 


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