Public Affairs Manager, West Coast and Central US

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Date: 18 Feb 2024

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Alstom

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 

San Fancisco, CA and Los Angeles are Prefered Locations. Position caould also be based Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Seattle, WA 


Alstom is seeking an experienced professional with demonstrated public affairs experience and a solid track record of results.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing strategic public affairs initiatives that advance the company’s business objectives, promote the company's brand and protect its reputation.  They will be a self-starter who is willing and able to adapt quickly to changes in corporate and political priorities, while acting effectively as a member of a collaborative and entrepreneurial public affairs and communications team.  This role requires excellent writing and speaking skills, the ability to build strong networks with highly diverse stakeholders and the capacity to analyze public policy and political issues that impact Alstom.  The position reports to the Vice President, U.S. Public Affairs. 



  • Support development and execution of Alstom’s public affairs strategy in Western states including California, Washington State and Texas.
  • Build, develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders that lead advocacy for strong, sustainable and robust transit and rail networks in Western states, including:
  • Local, state and federal government officials;
  • Trade associations & coalitions; and
  • Non-profits and think tanks.  
  • Identify and generate opportunities to advance Alstom brand and engage with customers at policy, industry and community forums.
  • Support the company's communications plan, including press releases, speeches, and other written and verbal communications.
  • Develop and prioritize key stakeholder maps for key Alstom business opportunities.
  • Work effectively with Alstom’s business development and sales organization to provide real-time, value-add support including:
  • Real-time political, policy and market intelligence; and
  • Political threat and opportunity assessments.
  • Develop and help execute targeted and effective advocacy strategies. 
  • Represent Alstom’s policy positions in meetings with government officials, trade associations, coalitions and other stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze and communicate to Alstom business leaders the implications of public policy issues affecting Alstom’s business interests.
  • Write clear, cogent and concise reports for Alstom business executives covering stakeholder meetings.
  • Prepare background and support materials for major meetings and events.
  • Assist in developing presentations and organizing corporate events.
  • Support Communications and Public Affairs team in planning and executing Alstom’s participation in major industry conferences.
  • Work closely with the Ethics and Compliance function.

Educational Requirements 

Mandatory: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Business or related fields with 5 to 8 years of professional experience


  • 5-8 years serving in government and/or in corporate public affairs position, preferably in transportation or manufacturing industry. Some government experience strongly preferred.
  • Position requires an ability to:
  • Worke effectively with a strong team;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Execute projects;
  • Build and maintain relationships with government officials, stakeholder and Alstom executives;
  • Think strategically and tactically;
  • Analyze large volumes of information and identify threats and opportunities; and
  • Frequently adjust to changes.


Working Conditions


  • Mobile position - must be able to travel to meet with internal customers and external stakeholders as necessary.
  • Must remain connected to internal Alstom team and external stakeholders.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with government officials, business sector and corporate executives and other external stakeholders including the media.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to work under high pressure situations to meet deadlines.
  • Must have a high attention to detail.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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