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Project Configuration and Change Control Manager 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: 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.


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word –“fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger,

freight and mining rail transportation, signaling, 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 www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.


Implement Configuration Management and Change Control on Rochester site for Signaling Projects as a member of Project Core teams:

  • Keep the project configuration under control during the whole life-cycle of the Project
  • Manage the Change process in the project and ensure Configuration is formalised and adequate at any time to deliver the configuration and change documentation to the Customer


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Perform the following Configuration Management and Change Control activities for assigned projects and assisting other team members as required:

  • Ensure application of configuration and change TIS general procedures and instructions
  • Issue configuration and change management plan, with PM and PrEM in order to implement the configuration and change management process in the Project and address contractual configuration management requirements
  • Set up, plan and organize the Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings:
    • View the Change Requests (CR)
    • Verify that the changes are well documented
    • Verify safety analysis is performed, if required
    • Document CCB decisions
    • Establish the CCB reports
  • Coordinate the project team members regarding configuration and changes
  • Organize and manage the project evolutions through changes activities
  • Respond to project priorities or urgencies
  • Ensure rigorous traceability and reporting
  • Track the scheduled versions for configuration changes (projected date of change application such as retrofits)
  • Organize and update configuration and change database for the project
    • Issue and monitor the action plan, assigning the Change Orders (or equivalent) to the action owners
    • Issue and monitor the change application, assigning the Change Notice (or equivalent) to the action owners
  • Track and manage configurations (part numbers, revisions, serial numbers) in a PBS structure within the configuration tool (AEC) working with operations, industrialization, test, and commissioning personnel
  • Create and Manage project baselines with PrEMs:
    • Configuration items identification
    • Baselines management (verifying consistency)
    • Ensure interfaces with sub-systems, confirm baseline definition; support PrEMs with baseline integration
  • Control configuration (compare realised/applicable):
    • Perform Configuration verifications
  • Issue configuration & change KPIs
  • Provide REX (Return on Experience) on methods & tools and share best practices with the global Engineering community
  • Provide training and guidance to other members of the Project Configuration Management and Change Control team
  • Act as a tool Key User or Process Correspondent

Educational Requirements

  • Engineering BS degree or related technical discipline
  • CMMI Certification desired

Experience/Alstom Levels Description (Essential Functions)

The Project Configuration and Change Control Manager has the experience listed below and demonstrated Alstom Signaling Inc. system and products knowledge and configuration management experience as described.

  • 5 years of Configuration Management experience (or total comparable education and related experience)
  • Project management background level depending on the complexity of the Project/Program
  • Knowledge of change & configuration processes within ALSTOM Way of Working is preferred
  • Configuration management background
  • CMMI knowledge and audit participation
  • Good knowledge of railway products and systems
  • Ability to communicate with all actors involved to produce efficient CCB preparation
  • Systematic, rigorous and organised, able to sort out different matters at concurrent time period
  • Ability to detect side effects of ongoing changes to alert the relevant person
  • Microsoft Office competent
  • Solid technology background required
  • Industrial experience at least 2 to 3 years, preferred in Railway Signaling systems or equivalent complex systems; * must have at least 3 areas of knowledge between Wayside, office and Carborne categories; examples of knowledge areas are AFTC, ACTC, ATC, ATO, ATP, CBTC, STS, PTC, etc. hardware and software; not necessary to have experience in all three categories
  • Railroad Signaling systems experience a plus

At Alstom Transport, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at: www.alstom.com


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 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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