Supplier Quality Project Engineer

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Date: 14-Nov-2022

Location: Bucharest, B, RO

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 

Job title: Supplier Quality Project Engineer
Based at: Bucharest & Mobile at supplier plants

For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.

Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of Romanian specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities.




For one or several projects delivered by his/her site or cluster, the SQ* Project Engineer is the interface between the projects & the SPQD* “shared Resources” teams of regions/domains (FAIs priority needs, budget availability if any, tracking of DFQ for external parts).


Project Supplier Quality activities for his/her assigned projects:

  • Participate to Supplier Part List (SPL*) creation and updates all along the Projects. Contribute to SPL standardization & optimization.
  • Upload the SPL in the Supplier Quality Portal & update its status of coming developments for his/her projects.
  • Ensure the adequation of the SPL parts products/process maturity versus the expectations of project DFQ* milestones (development in line with projects gates, FAI in line with the planning, projects postponements…) & challenge the DFQ* application for SPL parts.
  • Participate to gate reviews of DFQ* for external sub-systems and ensure the SQ contractual documentation (inputs from the customer & the project) readiness before quotation stage and their integration in Quality Specifications (both product and installation requirements)
  • Drive the deployment/application of Quality action plan agreed during Business Award (coming from SQS*) and Quality specification milestones
  • Follow the Supplier Quality activities progress and performs the Factory acceptance tests (FAT’s) in the supplier premises, raised after FAI’s or FAT;s
  • Collect and challenge the blocking points of purchased parts developments with SPQD and Project core team.
  • Contribute to the customer interface (customer FAT planification, open issues follow up, …) under the lead of Project Quality
  • Performs performance follow up for the main suppliers and subcontractors of its project
  • Records the results towards supplier quality activities and/or their performance in the associated tool, as specified in the Project Quality Plan
  • Escalate the projects risks identified towards the supplier performance, to project core team and quality management.
  • To participate to Project REX in support of Project’s core Team, for Supplier Quality Projects topics related, at the end of assigned Project development phase
  • Participate and support Non-Conformity management by ensuring application of relevant actions plan to reach Non Conformity target for his project in serial life until Handover GO + 3 conforming deliveries
  • Cost of Non-Quality Recovery consolidation to support Procurement for potential Specific claims (ex. Cost of Supplier’s requalification due to non-performance, or site change. But also cost for x quantity of FAI iterations NOGO, etc.)
  • SQ project engineer is accountable for APSYS* assessment for his/her project with contribution of SPQD shared resources
  • SQ project engineer is accountable for AFER* compliance and the process of product homologation according Romanian legislation

* For the purpose of this job description, the following definitions apply:

SQ: Supplier Quality

SPQD: Supplier Product Quality Development

SPL: Supplier Part List

FAI: First Article Inspection

FAT: Factory Acceptance tests

SQS : Supplier Quality Status

DFQ: Development for Quality
APSYS : Alstom Performance SYStem

AFER: Railway safety agency


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent.
  • Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.)
  • Must be able to read supplier contracts
  • Must be financially literate to manage budgets and supplier invoices
  • Competency to use computer applications and prepare KPIs and presentations
  • Fluent in English.
  • Min 5 years experience within manufacturing industry or in a Quality role or in a Project role
  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Experience using SAP or similar ERP system
  • Quality professional background with knowledge of quality tools (PFMEA, control plan, QRQC, 8D, Quality Wall, etc.).

Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Linked with the Quality & Continuous Improvement competencies Matrix
  • Expertise in Supplier Quality processes at product & process development & execution phase
  • Leadership, able to communicate with business partners
  • Ability to train
  • Proactive
  • Ability to manage a Team remotely and to work in a Regional Organization


  • Quality inspection experience within manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with typical products used and their defect modes
  • Experience in Quality / audit are valued
  • Master’s degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent.
  • Management experience in Supplier Quality
  • Railway experience a "plus".



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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