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Project Architect at Alstom in Rochester, NY

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The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.




In full coordination with PrSAA, be technical interface between the S&P and the Customer in order to provide fluidity in the implementation of the delivered System (project solution).

He / She is accountable to define all design choices and propose the best solution (Customer Oriented and Cost Effective).


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Number of solved System Enhancement requested by the Customer/Total amount of System Enhancements requested by the Customer.
  • No project blocking issues coming from System Application choices.
  • At project launch, check the gap analysis performed during tender phose.
  • Present and defend Alstom Transport solutions to Customers in order to guide Request for Proposals writings in collaboration with the Project SAA (PrSAA). Participate to Questions & Answers sessions proposed by Customers.
  • Capture the RFP Requirements.
  • Clarify implicit or uncompleted requirements through a Clarification   Book, organize technical meeting with Customer to present and get approval on the additional/rewritten requirements.
  • Analyse the development requested and elaborate customer-oriented design  with  the PrSAA.
  • Support the PrSAA to validate the cost effective design for deployment and maintenance of the System.
  • Define Project Baselines Strategy, by delegation of the PrEM, check that the System Delivery Plan is consistent with the Project Strategy, alert and propose mitigation plan in collaboration with the PrSAA in other case.
  • Organize Kick-Off Meeting for every Baseline, by delegation of the PrEM, in order to validate Baseline Scope Freeze.
  • Facilitate (correspondence, meetings...) resolution of technical issues between the System and the Customer.  Be the front office of  the  Project for  troubleshooting I root  cause identification in all phases of the project.
  • Organize the Project Change Control Boards (CCB) in order  to ensure that the System could be implemented in an optimized way.
  • Organize Design Reviews with peers and Platform Technical Director for every new Design Choice  and  provide  key elements to demonstrate  Design Freeze (through  checklists)  at PGR.
  • On project demands, attend System Change Control Boards (CCB) in order to ensure that the implementation will not generate not agreed Application Conditions.
  • Deliver elements for V&V activities as Requirements Traceability.
  • Propose System evolutions to System Program Manager according to Return on Experience captured on projects and in coordination with SM.
  • Organize Customer Trainings.
  • Follow-up user project knowledge and  documents for potential capitalisation in the System documentation library at the benefit  of  re-use  by other  projects  and  in coordination with SAA.

Educational Requirements

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.


Experience/Alstom Level Description

  • For this level it is required at least 10 years of experience working on signaling projects as a sub-system or system engineer. The B2 Project Architect is self-proficient on all project system activities, and is furthermore responsible for providing technical guidance to B1 level  Project Architects. The B2 Project Architect may be either an expert on one given subsystem (i.e.: IXL, ATC, ICC, Carborne, …), or on a given system (i.e.: CBTC, Accutrack, PTC, …).

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 careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line). 



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