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Project RAM Engineer

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Date: 16-Mar-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age.  As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. We offer a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  Our 34,500 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 34.2 billion for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business. 


Execute / Coordinate RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) related activities in projects looking for optimization of cost / performance ratio of RAM
  • Perform all RAM related activities on Projects, applying defined Process and Methods Guidelines
  • Make recommendations for architecture choices to meet contractual RAM targets
  • Develops Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD's) and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Calculate MTBF, MTTR and availability for system and subsystem architecture solutions 
  • Knowledgeable in the following: IEC-62380, MIL-HDBK-217, Markov Modeling techniques for redundancy  
  • When necessary, present recommendations to customers
  • Define and manage the Project Reliability Growth Management Plan
  • Implement a RAM Monitoring process during O&M (Operations & Maintenance) phase and issue RAM-related KPIs
  • Responsible for budget and schedule adherence throughout project lifecycle
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering
  • Coursework or certificate in RAM Engineering (preferred)
  • A proven background in Reliability Engineering with at least 5 years of experience in microprocessor based system for highly regulated industry (Rail, Defense, Nuclear or Space…)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Reliasoft, RAM Commander, and FRACAS software
  • Self starter able to work independently with a sense of urgency and network effectively to gather data from different sources.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication. Self-motivated, ability to adapt and passion to learn new techniques in a changing environment are desired.


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects, and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentives, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation, and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


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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