Train Design Engineer

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Date: 09-Jan-2023

Location: West Mifflin, PA, 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 

Join us as Train Design Engineer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in West Mifflin.


Ensuring production of all Train Design deliverables (Carbody Shell, Mechanical Integration, General Studies and Transverse Disciplines) in compliance with the QCD commitments.
Ensure creation, durability and evolution of design standards (software, methods, bodies database)


Your responsibilities will include:

•    Preparing and documenting TD Design Reviews according to project schedule and following-up the main open actions.
•    Resolving Project Mechanical issues and challenging actions (multi-domains)
•    Coordinating different TD contributors on Project.
•    Defining Project punctual priorities to TD project team.
•    Monitoring, controling and consolidating the Train Design workpackage.
•    Analysing and consolidating change request impacts on TD scope
•    Producing high-level TD deliverables (RSAD TD, TD Validation Plan, etc.)
•    Reporting on TD activities progress, anticipating issues (capacity, skills, rule applicability, etc.) and alerting if needed.
•    Establishing trainset layout with bogie architecture principle and defining mass and Center of gravity per vehicle type and bogie
•    Defining train mechanical architecture taking into account weight, gauge, installation strategy, acoustics, eco design, ergonomics, aerodynamics, aeraulics…
•    Validating Transverse Requirement Specifications (Weight, Vibroacoustics, etc.) in close collaboration with the Train System Engineer.
•    Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on TD scope.
•    Defining Project Mechanical Decomposition (PBS)
•    Collaborating with other metier/department
•    Establishing Certification & Validation Plans for TD scope.

As our ideal candidate:

•    Mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 3 to 4 years of experience.
•    Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
•    Time management and reporting skill.
•    Sense of urgency / priority.
•    Customer & Product Focus.
•    Structured and organised with Hands-on approach.
•    English operational in read/writing and technical meetings.

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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