Traction System Engineer

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Date: 20-Jan-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:180941 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Job Title - Traction System Engineer (TrSE) - EN-ST-01


Purpose of the Job

The Traction System Engineer defines the architecture, the functionalities of the traction drives or auxiliary converter systems, and technically leads the engineering studies in order to reach performances in compliance with initial requirements.


Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

  • Direct report: Traction Engineering Domain Leader or Traction System Manager
  • Functional report: Traction or Auxiliary PrEM


Network & Links

  • Strong link with others Traction System Engineers
  • Project network: Product / project technical core team, PrEM,  Sub-System Manager, Train System Engineer
  • Technical network: Traction system experts, auxiliary engineering experts, Product Technical Managers, Customers



Performance Measurement/KPI’s

  • 100% of technical requirements covered and taken into account in the design
  • Respect of DFQ milestones
  • Reliability target reached or exceeded
  • Non-quality costs due to design
  • Number of modifications and change requests due to design issues
  • Carry-over



  • Collects external (customer, standards) and internal (rolling stock) requirements, allocates them to the technical teams.
  • Defines the architecture and functionalities of the traction drive or auxiliary converter system, taking as input the external requirements as well as internal ones
  • Allocates – while optimizing the cost - the transverse requirements (EMC, acoustics, reliability, safety, weight, …) to the various traction or auxiliary functions, in close collaboration with experts and RAMS engineers
  • Ensures consistency and compatibility between all traction or auxiliary functions specifications by verifying every FRS and every component specification and by  participating to all design reviews
  • Organises, prepares and leads the system design review
  • Builds the Product Breakdown Structure
  • Defines together with the validation team the traction or auxiliary validation strategy
  • Defines and participates in the commissioning (=fine tuning), and manage it together with the validation manager
  • Identifies the technical risks
  • Supports the traction or auxiliary PrEM for implementation or update of the technical part of the risk mitigation plan
  • Ensures that the constructional & functional traction or auxiliary configuration is compliant with requirements (verification)
  • Participates in technical meetings with customer in order to provide support to the Sub-System Manager and / or PrEM
  • Supports the traction or auxiliary PrEM by proposing QCD improvements
  • Analyses technical issues and proposes solutions during the commissioning and the reliability growth phase
  • Provides Return of Experience to be implemented in Reference Solutions.  Contributes to the RoE committee and documentation update


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Master degree in electrical engineering
  • Fluent in English
  • An experience of at least 5 years in traction and/or auxiliary converter engineering



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.