Project Engineering Manager

ALSTOM - Vallejo, CA4.0

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”. Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions. Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom. Alstom businesses had sales of 6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Visit to learn more about our business.

Job Title & Objective

Job Title

Project Engineering Manager (PrEM)

Sector: Transport

Function: Engineering


PrEM is Engineering representative among project core team and has to manage engineering core team to reach its QCD commitment. He applies and promotes the Team, Trust & Action values of the company.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Performance Measurement/KPI’s
  • KPIs monitored through PrEM cockpit, mainly:
  • Engineering WorkPackage costs at completion
  • OTIF
  • On-Time Design Reviews
  • Gate Review Go on Time (as a project management core team member)
Accountable for :

Is accountable for the technical decisions taken with his/her team.

Responsible for: Managing Project engineering activities by delivering Engineering Work Package in compliance with the Engineering QCD commitment, and ensuring that project technical decisions are taken in due time.,

Representing Engineering among project core team and manages interfaces with PrXMs and other PrEMs of Leading/Participating Units.

Representing Alstom Project Engineering:

In front of customer to provide global view of design progress, issues, risks. For detailed technical discussions, PrEM must delegate to the right person (TSE, ExpertM) whom will provide him/her with Minutes of Meeting.

In front of partners in case of consortium: PrEM ensures that the inputs/outputs and design reviews are in-time, with the right quality level.

Providing to his management regular reporting and performance analysis (PrEM cockpit)

Defining and makes applied the Engineering Management Plan.

Managing functionally the project engineering core team (TxEs, RAMS, CV) and their commitment for the project.

Providing to workload manager regular updates on project engineering firm workload including forecasted internal and external change orders, based on inputs from Métiers team. Challenges inputs.

Escalating to Site Engineering Manager staffing issues (under-staffing, competences, subcontracting problems, under performanceM).

Engineering QCD:

Responsible for :

Owning engineering work package and is responsible for it.

Following and updates baseline on a regular basis, validates Variation Orders demands (external or internal) requested by project,

quotes them with involvement from metiers, and updates engineering work package accordingly, ensuring proper traceability.

Approving, as a member of CCB, applicable modifications on product, and updates QCD accordingly. TSE remains responsible for applicable configuration.

Managing the Global Scheduling Convergence, with support of Engineering Planning Manager.

Managing the Operational Quality in order to improve Project execution, with support of Engineering Quality Manager:

Plans necessary Design Reviews, checks mandatory attendees are invited, makes sure they are done on-time and issues are opened in PSLI.

Animates Engineering issues of Project Single List of Issues and is responsible for having C1/C2 issues closed in time.

Is responsible for engineering points within DFQ Gate Review checklists, provides to PM/SSM/PrEM Manager his prognostic and puts

in place necessary actions to mitigate a No Go risk.

Risks & Savings

Responsible for :Managing Engineering risks mitigation and savings action plans:

Provides to PM/SSM all inputs to update RAMP/SAMP

Updates Engineering workpackage accordingly

Managing, communicating and escalating on critical paths linked to Engineering:

To Métiers Managers / PrEM Manager / Site Engineering Manager for internal Engineering issues

To PM/SSM when other entities are implicated.

Market and Business Understanding

Describe the degree of business comprehension required in order to carry out the role (knowledge of the entire organisation, some functional areas within the organisation, domestic market, international market…)



Knowledge of Alstom


Knowledge of other functional areas within the organisation


Knowledge of the domestic environment


Knowledge of the international environment


Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

BS Degree in Engineering.

Experience (Essential Functions)

General knowledge of the railway industry with good vision of train integration level.

Knowledge on Engineering tasks to be performed.

Minimum 5 years of Experience on managing Engineering teams and Product Development are requested.

Team leadership.

Ability to understand existing train functionalities and design, in order to integrate new or modernized systems with a “just enough” approach.

Working Conditions (Industrial/Environmental)

Working conditions, i.e. shifts, overtime, exposure to environmental hazards etc. Attachment B list common environmental factors use it to determine the environmental requirements for this position.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Attachment A lists common physical/mental requirements use it to determine the physical requirements for this position. Then use this space to list the required physical/mental requirements.

Operational Know How (incl. Functional Know How)



Operational effectiveness/Accountability






Communication with Transparency


Please specify Functional Know-How below

Interpersonal Skills


Knowledge of Mechanical design


Knowledge of Rail Vehicle Layouts


Knowledge of Transport Systems



Managerial Know How



Ability to make decisions/Sense of urgency




Motivating & inspiring


Continuously managing & developing people


Leading the way in EHS


Leadership Know How



Strategic Vision


Convincing & Influencing


Shaping & driving change


Risk Management


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide 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 contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).

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