Engineering Tools Leader

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Date: 09-Jan-2022

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:203182 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

The main objective of the Engineering Tools Leader is to drive QCDP improvements in our P&T business by collaborating with global teams to migrate existing Tools and Processes to NAM. The Tools Leader will also actively engage with NAM engineering teams and other stakeholders to identify and justify needs for Tools development. The Tools Leader role is instrumental to increase our tender competitiveness and project delivery performance.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Deploy Automation Tools and Simulators to reduce repetitive tasks, rework, and the level of expertise needed in the project engineering organization while increasing the quality and consistency of NAM engineering deliverables
  • Represent NAM in the Global Tools, Automation and Simulators organization
  • Define, maintain, and implement a Tools Roadmap for NAM based on market and user need
  • Establish relationships with the NAM engineering, sales, and tenders to capture user needs
  • Capture R&D investment funding by justifying ROI via business cases and then subsequently manage the funded programs to meet their QCDP commitments
  • Meet Tools QCDP commitments during project execution
  • Design, build and maintain new Tools while migrating, customizing, and consolidating global Tools and Processes
  • Manage and maintain entire NAM Tools portfolio under configuration control including full set of documentation, updates, and validation certifications
  • Support and train engineering teams on Tools configuration and application
  • Build Automation strategies with the Engineering Directors


Requirements - Mandatory

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree
  • Experience managing direct reports, leading by influence, and managing virtual teams
  • Experience with Signaling products, processes, and automation Tools
  • Work Package Management experience with QCDP targets
  • Ability to understand and capture user needs and present solutions to internal stakeholders
  • Ability to drive and report project/program progress to management
  • Experience managing requirements and change
  • Ability to write technical specifications


Requirements - Preferred

  • MBA or Business Development experience
  • Ability to influence and drive cultural change in an organization
  • Experience managing multiple programs/projects simultaneous
  • Experience with Alstom Signaling products, processes, and automation Tools
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems requiring innovation and creativity
  • Experience using DOORS and ClearQuest

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 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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