RAM Engineer

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Date: 24 Nov 2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:418298 

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



  • Manage the RAM activities and related deliverables in accordance with QCD commitments on the project(s)/program(s) he/she is appointed to.
  • Support the Alstom Transport products performance by defining reliability requirements allowing to enhance their capability to meet the expected reliability targets.
  • Coordinate the different RAM contributors working on the Program/Project for the relevant scope (Train or Subsystem).
  • Apply the applicable Alstom Transport/Engineering RAM processes & instructions.




Accountable for :

  • Planning and piloting the RAM activities and the related deliverables on the project(s)/program(s) he/she is appointed to as per the applicable RAM instructions/processes and other specific requirements committed to the Customer.
  • Planning and piloting the RAM activities in tender phase to assess the capability and risks of the foreseen Alstom Transport product to meet the customer Reliability requirements and to evaluate the budget that will be needed during the project execution
  • Performing the project/program RAM activities compliant with the QCD work packages commitments.
  • Ensuring the quality of the RAM deliverables foster their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within the limits of Alstom Transport commitments.
  • To continuously assessing the capability of the Alstom Transport product to meet the Reliability performance in project/program phases and define the necessary reliability actions to minimize Alstom Transport risks and follow them until closure (Reliability Related Item List).
  • Reporting on the progress of the tender/project/program RAM activities and alert the PrEM/BTM and N+1 in case of issue potentially impacting the achievement of the QCD commitments.
  • Anticipating and alert on the potential blocking issues with regard to the expectations of the next Reliability design review milestone and be pro-active in the definition/implementation of the related resolution plan..


Responsible for :

  • Supporting the other stakeholders (design, industrial, sourcing, validation etc..) in the definition of appropriate measures to meet the reliability actions.
  • Being the point of contact for RAM matters on the project/program for the corresponding scope (Train / Subsystem) in particular to the Customer (internal or external).
  • Consolidating the RAM contribution from the Coparts and external suppliers.
  • Performing the reliability design reviews as per the project/program schedule
  • Analyzing issues identified on the field (8D) having a significant impact on the product Reliability performance and ensure the outcome of their resolution is capitalized in the relevant process/product documentation.
  • Managing the RAM resources to meet the QCD work package commitment
  • Coordinating the RAM contributors from different entities (Copart/Supplier representatives).
  • Applying the Alstom Transport/Engineering rules & processes on the program(s)/project(s) in particular those dedicated to the RAM activities.
  • Having a pro-active challenging view on the overall RAM results from the contributors to enhance the adequacy/consistency of the RAM studies and requirements.  
  • Seeking for the technical understanding of the Alstom Transport products in order to better assess their reliability  performance and potential areas of improvement
  • Adopting a product oriented mindset in implementing the RAM process to foster the capitalisation of the results of the activities towards the product RAM performance.
  • Supporting the maintenance of the technical repository of the Alstom Transport products from a reliability perspective.
  • Participating to the improvement/definition of the RAM process.



  • RAM prediction and measurement methods and tools with 2 to 3 years of experience.
  • Electrical and/or Electro-mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 2 to 3 years of experience.
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Time management and reporting skill.
  • Sense of urgency / priority.
  • Customer & Product Focus.
  • Structured and organised with Hands-on approach.
  • English operational in read/writing and technical meetings.

Alstom is a global company where our people vision and values embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Wherever we operate and across all our businesses, we want to create an inclusive culture in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives, we also generate value for Alstom and its stakeholders.


Employment at Alstom is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Alstom does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.


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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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