Project Sr V&V Engineer

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Date: 04-Oct-2021

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:103148 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    


The Senior V&V Engineer is responsible for providing fully Validated, Verified, and Integrated projects according to Alstom's core technical processes. The Senior V&V Engineer works as part of the core engineering team under functional leadership of the Project V&V Manager. The V&V Senior Engineer receives design inputs from Project Engineering teams and provides outputs to the customers, including Test & Commissioning (field), safety and the design teams.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Specify and design overall tests: test architecture, test plan and test design (test cases);
  • Prepare overall test documentation including test sheets, test description, test scenarios and test environment setup and configuration;
  • Perform test sessions: run test procedures, produce test reports and associated Change Requests;
  • If applicable: perform customer acceptance tests, participate to site tests and eventually interface with customer;
  • Specify, design, develop and validate test environment & tools (test bench, scripting, recording tools, simulated I/O ...);
  • Perform system/ subsystems troubleshooting on defects detected during the V&V tasks on test bench and/or on site;
  • Manage V&V work products under configuration management according to Configuration Management Plan;
  • Ensure requirements traceability from contract until lowest levels, according to Requirements Management Plan;
  • Provide evidences of process knowledge and adherence along project execution;
  • Have good communication skills, written and verbal, good interpersonal interaction and teamwork;

Educational Requirements

BS Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline. 



At least 3 years of experience working in the rail or signaling business, with specific background on Communication Based Train Control systems (CBTC);

Experience and knowledge on Interlocking principles, Automatic Train Control Systems, Automatic Train Supervision, Data Communication Systems and other subsystems which compond a full railroad solution, including their interfaces;

It is desired to have prior work experience working in areas such as V&V, Design or Application engineering;

Knowledge on verification and validation best practices and testing routines;

Knowledge in test automation/scripting, PLC programming and software coding;

Troubleshooting skills, knowledge on issues analysis methodologies, log analysis using different tools (i.e: Wireshark);

Strong leadership and teamwork skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders.


Working Conditions (Industrial/Environmental)

Work in the office and in a laboratory or factory test environment;

Eventually, work in home office, with remote access to the test environment;

Travel up to 10% as needed to support field activities.


Physical/Mental Requirements

Ability to carry and lift up to 40 lbs.

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.   


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