Sr. Design Engineer

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Date: 16 Sep 2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:187679 

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


Ensures the delivery of electrical and thermal designs for rotating electrical machines.

Converts customer requirements specifications into electrical equivalent circuit models and dimensions.

Supports and implements design tools for electrical design and performance.

Transforms electrical designs into technical requirements documents, design reviews, and production drawings, supervising the work supplied by drafting.




Performance Measurements:

  • Achieve Design for Quality Objectives
  • Coordinate with motor suppliers via written technical requirements documents
  • Deliver equivalent circuit models and dimensions to proposal team in time for bids
  • Deliver production drawing packages on time
  • Deliver design review documents and hold technical (Gate) reviews on time
  • Achieve costs targets and help proposal team develop cost targets


Requirements Documentation:

  • Review customer specifications for vehicle and translate these into specific traction motor requirements
  • Document these requirements into a Technical Requirements Document (TRD).


Electrical Design:

  • Run technical calculation tools for motor electro-mechanical and thermal design parameters
  • From standard list of parts, develop the equivalent circuit parameters to be passed to design performance team (part of proposal team)
  • Review results of performance simulations against motor electrical/thermal design, modify as required


Mechanical Design:

  • Provide technical instructions to drafting for 3D modeling of the motor
  • Review and approve the 3D models and 2D drawings from drafting against the requirements
  • Establish a test plan, procedures, and test report to verify design performance
  • Coordinate design with supplier’s facilities to ensure cost effective and accurate manufacturing



  • Participate in product improvement workshops
  • Participate with other Alstom technical departments for problem solving and cost improvement efforts 




  • BSEE in Electrical Engineering minimum
  • Minimum three (3) years experience with motor design or related fields or MSEE in electromagnetic design
  • Basic knowledge and experience using computer aided design tools
  • Working technical knowledge of one of the following;
    • Induction Motor Design
    • Permanent Magnet Machines
    • Linear Induction motors
  • Working knowledge of thermal heat transfer equations and phenomena (losses, conduction, convection)
  • Basic knowledge of electrical finite element programs (Maxwell or Flux2D)
  • Basic understanding of mechanical machines (statics and dynamics)
  • Understanding of principles of air flow, fans, fan laws
  • Understanding of sound generation and acoustic noise
  • Experience with computer aided 3D modeling would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Office Automation tools, Word, Outlook, One Drive, Teams
  • Knowledge of numerical and quality tools: MathCadd, Matlab, Excel, Six Sigma, Ishikawa, Gant
  • Speaks and writes in English


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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.


It is Alstom's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, includes the full and complete support of the Company. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.

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