Engineering Group Leader (EGL) - Interiors Development Center (CDS Interiors)

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:391004 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Pursuing its strategy in matter of Interiors design development, Alstom is now deploying its Interiors Development Center (CDS) for the Americas Region in its St-Bruno, Canada Site, complementing the Sites of Bangalore, India and Valenciennes, France.  Each center has its own multidisciplinary Team of Expert Engineers, technicians, buyers, quality, industrial, Project Management, all specialized in Interiors domains.  Their mission is to develop the Interiors Products of the future and to execute the projects they are responsible for, from the Tenders and up to the delivery of materials to the assembly line.


Join us as Engineering Group Leader, Interiors Development Center (CDS), and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno, Canada





As the Engineering Group Leader of the new Interiors Development Site (CDS), you will be the technical responsible for the Interior CDS scope on the projects you are in charge of and will be responsible to manage a team of Mechanical Lead Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers.




  • Manage a team of Mechanical Lead Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and CAD Engineers and is continuously developing them
  • Manage the technical relationship with the internal customer
  • Manage the project Engineering budget (engineering hours)
  • Manage the Engineering development leadtime based on the DFQ Cycle
  • Ensure design to cost on technical solutions
  • Manage the relationships with the Train Design Engineer and the Project Engineering Manager
  • Manage the technical relationship with the suppliers
  • Is the technical referential for interiors

- Participate to the improvement of standards processes, methodologies and tools and organise the Return of Experience for continuous improvement

- Support CoE costing to build cost database

  • Is the technical referential for projects activities on his/her dedicated scope
  •  Provide support to the CoE Engineer Manager on transversal activities
  • Provide support to sourcing to audit and qualify new panel suppliers
  • Manage the assurance of quality of Metier Engineering deliverables

- Check quality status of Engineering deliverables

- Support DR preparation regarding Engineering scope

- Validate quality of Engineering Subcontractor

- Link engineering and manufacturing engineering (design for manufacturing)

- Deploy process/product FMEA : critical characteristics

- Lead validation, fire & smoke and safety activities on his/her scope

  • Make sure that Design Reviews are efficiently held

- Check consistency of the Design Review vs Project Risks

- Make sure that DR are well prepared and fuelled GR process

- Follow action plan and update Design Review status

  • Manage Engineering Quality issues

- Make sure that problem solving process is properly applied and meet the objectives

- Make sure that Engineering team is included in Customer issues solving process (if needed)

- Propose and follow up action plans for improvement





  • You are a Mechanical Professional Engineer or have a College degree in mechanical engineering
  • You have minimum 7-8 years’ experience in Interiors in Railway industry
  • You have strong technical knowledge in passenger interiors or cab fitting or front end
  • You have experience in project management within Railway industry
  • You have strong knowledge of interiors parts costs
  • You are able to demonstrate management of engineering teams
  • You have ability to prioritize and to work effectively under pressure to meet the deadline.
  • You are able to work in an international, multi-site and matrix organization structure.
  • You have good written and spoken communication skills (at least in English).
  • You are fluent in French & English

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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