Project V&V Engineer

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Date: 20-Oct-2020

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom


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 V&V Engineer is responsible for providing fully Validated, Verified, and Integrated projects according to Alstom's core technical processes. The V&V Engineer participates in System Design meetings to develop requirements that can be practically validated and defines the methods of validation. She / he prepares test plans, procedures, and reports to validate specified requirements. She / he performs tests in-factory in accordance with these test plans and procedures. She / he plans, estimates, directs, and leads Project V&V work. She / he writes test automation scripts.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Performs analysis of system and subsystem requirements to define validation methods, and test cases;
  • Plans the V&V Project work, including the preparation of V&V test plans, including Hardware Qualification plans;
  • Identifies test objectives and test cases and prepares overall tests (test sheets, test scenarios, and test result tables) in accordance with the V&V test plans;
  • Develops hardware qualification test plans and procedures for systemsand sub-system. Oversees the conduct of qualification testing for system and sub-system;
  • Performs test sessions: runs test procedures in factory and produces the associated Change Requests when required;
  • Prepares test reports which record the pass / fail status of planned tests and identifies problems detected during the tests;
  • Directs, supervises, and reviews the work of more junior staff performing V&V work;
  • Supervises testers’ in-factory assignments/tasks, ensuring application of standards, practices/procedures, quality assurance, and adherence to budgets;
  • Trains and develops the skills of more junior staff;
  • Performs investigations on defects detected on the test bench through analysis of data files / design documentation and interaction with development departments;
  • Prepares problem reports in the defect tracking system describing test failures and defects;
  • Assists in estimating the workload, the development of V&V schedules and budgets, and progress reporting;
  • Keeps current with company test processes and methods;
  • Performs traceability analysis;
  • Assists in development of V&V processes and tools;
  • Assists in project schedule and budget activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Travel as needed


Educational Requirements

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent 



  • At least 5 years of experience working in Railway Industry related areas such as V&V - test methods and procedures, Hardware Qualification process, Design or Application.
  • Rail signalling techniques experience, with specific in Wayside Interlocking.
  • Good technical knowledge of the discipline and good understanding of hardware qualification standards.
  • Knowledge in PLC programming, software coding, test automation/scripting, and work with DOORS / ClearQuest is a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills to interact with all internal stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the roles of other departments as relating to Verification and Validation/Test.


Working Conditions

  • Work in a laboratory or factory environment is required
  • Travel up to 10% as needed to support field activities.




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 incentive, 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 switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


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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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