IXL Engineering Dept. Head

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Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:413332 

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 IXL Engineering Dept. Head, based in Jacksonville Florida, leads the Wayside Applications team to achieve Engineering QCDP and KPI targets through active contribution and allocation of the appropriate technical resources, processses, methods and tools. In this role, the Engineering Dept. Head is responsible for consistently mentoring, and coaching Application Engineering managers and their teams while providing technical leadership to Signaling projects in North America. This role contributes to the overall strategy of Signaling & Infra Systems (S&IS) Engineering and manages complex issues within technical and process areas requiring signaling expertise. This is a Senior Engineering Manager role reporting to the S&IS Engineering Director and will have Engineering managers as direct reports.



  • Lead the Wayside Applications  teams to deliver within cost, schedule, quality, performance, and safety targets
  • Ensure that processes, methods & tools are applied consistently across projects and actively contribute to their continuous improvement
  • Responsible for managing and/or mitigating technical risks and that opportunities are realized
  • While working with Engineering Directors, Dept. Heads and Engineering Managers, create and implement resource deployment strategies across projects
  • Ensure the Product Solution and Safety Certification strategies are aligned with the project solution requirements and design for projects executed
  • Ensure best practices and REX are identified and shared across projects
  • Ensure that the necessary Customer and System Requirements are properly flowed down to and accepted by the Wayside Applications team
  • Provide full scope of leadership for direct reports, including performance management & evaluation, workload management, annual assessments, salary planning, and employee development
  • Optimize efficiency and productivity of the Wayside Applications team
  • Support implementing performance improvement initiatives and competitiveness improvement initiatives
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report team KPIs


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering with 15+ years related industry experience
  • 5+ years experience managing an Interlocking project team
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of Electronic and Conventional Interlocking, Level Crossings, DC ad AF Track Circuit, covering the entire engineering life-cycle
  • Strong understanding of Mainline and Urban rail signaling system design methodologies, standards (AREMA, CENELEC, IEEE, etc.), and safety concepts
  • Technical knowledge of Alstom product lines and associated integrated rail signaling systems
  • Proven Leadership skills and ability to effectively manage a matrixed team across multiple sites

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering and/or MBA
  • Proficient ability to engage, motivate & retain top talent
  • Desire to create and maintain a culture of ownership, accountability & trust
  • Sense of urgency completing tasks and resolving issues
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize activities and manage change in a dynamic environment
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to manage a remote team
  • Experience contributing to best practices and process standardization efforts
  • Strong interpersonal, influential and conflict resolution skills
  • 5+ years leading direct reports


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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