System Deployment and Integration Manager (SDIM)

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Date: 23-Jan-2022

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:193721 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



Alstom is seeking a System Deployment and Integration Manager (SDIM) to work on Rail Signaling projects.   The individual should be familiar with Signaling Solutions including Computer-Based Interlocking (CBI) solutions, and other traditional signaling components including Track Circuits, Switches, Signals, etc.


In addition, the individual should be well-versed in Project Engineering Management principles and qualities, such as Technical Leadership, Scope Management, Risk Management, Requirements Management, Configuration Control and Change Management, Planning and Scheduling, and System Deployment



  • Manage the technical contractual scope of the project in front of the customer
    • Be accountable for performance and the customer acceptance of the project solution
    • Manage the project technical risks and the corresponding mitigation plan
    • Together with the Project Manager, in case of contractual scope evolution, raise variation order and manage it
    • Identify which are the applicable regulations in the customer country/city and ensure they are taken into account in project solution design
    • Ensure that all the requirements of the contract are fully addressed throughout the project lifecycle, from the capture stage up to the demonstration
  • Lead the project solution deployment and ensure operational coordination of all project activities related to System deployment and integration
    • Define the Engineering Strategy, formalize it inside the Engineering Management Plan (EMP) and ensure its deployment
    • Act as a chairman of Project Change Control Board (CCB)
    • Be accountable for System Deployment and Integration (SDI) Work Packages QCDP (quality, cost, delivery and performance), ensuring application of safety and cybersecurity principles
    • Provide all technical documents to the project core team members for all activities related to the SDI Work Packages
    • Be accountable for project documentation approval by customer, and support sub-system managers and engineering leaders for sub-system documentation approval
    • Is accountable for:
      • system architecture and design
      • interfaces between the sub-systems (in the frame of the SDIM scope of work),
      • interfaces with 3rd Parties (in the frame of the SDIM scope of work)
      • Validation & Commissioning: Verification and Validation (V&V) and T&C activities at system level,
      • System level integration activities,
      • configuration and change management,
      • development of specific integration equipment if necessary,
      • interfacing with regulatory authorities including necessary certifications & authorizations,
      • safety case delivery & assessment (including exported constraints accepted by customer)
      • cybersecurity case delivery & assessment
      • project requirements (not limited to technical requirement) analysis, allocation and compliance demonstration,
      • coordination of activities necessary to obtain Project Provisional Acceptance and Project Final Acceptance
  • Coordinate the engineering team and manage interfaces
    • Allocate Task(s) across Project Engineering team and ensure engineering activities follow-up
    • Together with Domain / Métier Leaders and site Project Engineering Métier / Domain Department Heads, define the project engineering team organization according to the project phase (and as defined in the EMP)
    • Manage and participate in the evaluation of the project engineering team
    • Share Environment, Health and Security (EHS) rules with project engineering team
    • During project warranty, coordinate actions to support resolution of pending technical issues following Project Warranty Manager (PrWM) requirements, including RAM data analysis for Reliability Growth
    • Support Project Quality and Safety Assurance Manager (PrQSM) to consolidate the Return on Experience (REX) of the Project and Design for Quality (DFQ) process
    • Support site Project Engineering Domain/Métiers Department Heads to define/perform knowledge capitalization
    • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct


Performance measurements

  • SDI Work package QCDP, including DFQ gate reviews go on-time and Engineering Delivery Performance (EDP) indicator
  • Project documentation approval completion and Design Freeze with Customer
  • Project requirement database maturity (full coverage of requirements and customer acceptance)
  • Availability of project configuration for handover to Maintenance and Operations entities
  • Engineering management plan application


Educational Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects     



  • Master’s in business administration and/or
  • Master’s in project management




For this level it is required at least 5 years of experience working on signaling projects in a technical position. The System Deployment and Integration Manager at this level is self-proficient on all project execution activities and is furthermore responsible for providing technical guidance to less experienced Project Team Members. The System Deployment and Integration Manager must be capable of executing one large, complex System project, or multiple smaller, Subsystem projects.


  • Mandatory Experience
    • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view until commissioning
    • Hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management
    • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope
    • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in contractual situations
    • 5 years’ or more experience in Rail Signaling industry
    • 2 years’ or more experience in Project Engineering Management
  • Additional Experience Desired:
    • Products and services knowledge on different market segments (Urban, Mainline, F&M)
    • Engineering product development full lifecycle view
    • Safety background
    • 2 years’ or more experience with CBI


Competencies & Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience





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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