Engineering Management Office Manager

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Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom


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 


Support the engineering discipline across programs and projects, and across all North American sites, ensuring quality target and repeatable performances. Follow-up program/project strategy definition and task execution, delivering as per QCD commitments. Identify, generalize and stabilize best practices, proposing deployment Alstom-wide. Lead continuous team improvement, plan trainings and coach the team, nurture skill growth and capitalization. Stand as reference in your domain, for both your team and your peers.


As the Engineering Management Office, you will interact with all team members, so your communication as well as your motivation skills should be excellent. Ultimately, you should lead by being recognized as a domain authority, committed to achievement.



Key Accountabilities

  • Agree and implement with the department heads and the peer domain leaders the department guidelines (Support needed, improvement targets, KPI focus, etc. …)
  • Develop and maintain Métier / domain competences, coaching the team and growing World Class Engineering Experts
  • Set clear team goals, delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Provide support to team project/program execution
  • Promote Alstom values across all engineering domains and in all interactions across the business.
  • Continuously motivate, encourage, evaluate and recognize, train and develop a small team of resources, in cooperation with HR, as per approved performance evaluation process and targets
  • Deploy and support improvements of ADM Process, Methods and Tools in Project Engineering team, providing feedback for Process reviews
  • Collect REX from execution and innovation opportunities to feed Reference Library where applicable and share outcomes at department level


Specific Focus

  • Footprint
    • Develop Best Cost Center strategies for strategic growth
  • People
    • Ensure and enable relevant and actionable competency assessment tools for engineering employees
    • Manage Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Program and ensure alignment with regional strategies
    • Act as site University Relations Lead, coordinating with Talent Management and local university contacts to increase pathways for Alstom’s presence
    • Promote activities and interactions to grow World Class Engineering (WCE) community in North America
  • Process & Tools
    • Improve and simplify ways of working across engineering discipline
  • Performance
    • Cleanse targeted KPIs and ensure data accuracy
    • Support APSYS implementation for engineering roadmap
    • Develop and define management routines to quickly and accurately monitor engineering performance


Key job authorities and dimensions:

  • Department size can be assumed to range between 5-10 people/500-1000 k€


Performance management:

  • Engineering Delivery Performance (EDP)
  • Delivery Quality Indicator (DQI)
  • Best Cost Center (BCC) Workload share
  • Engineering Competency


Educational Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects
  • English, full proficient use



  • Master’s degree in engineering or scientific topics



  • Engineering and processes background
  • Experience in project/program execution and management
  • Specific hands-on experience in his own Métier/Domain
  • Experience and understanding in project and program execution
  • Awareness of several Alstom platform


  • Involvement in projects with teams in other Regional and Development Centers
  • Established networking

Competencies & Skills:  

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Open-minded
  • (Self) entrepreneurial
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills



We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.


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