System Engineer

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Date: 15-Jan-2023

Location: Barcelona, B, ES

Company: Alstom

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System Engineer (SE)








Barcelona, Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda




By delegation of TSE, specify one or several train functions, and associated sub-system(s) at train level and lead technically the engineering studies to reach the required performances at train level.

List of typical Functions at train level:


  • Carry and enclose the load.
  • Protect against Fire.
  • Provide comfort to passenger and crew.
  • Inform passenger.
  • Provide access and loading.
  • Connect vehicle and consist.
  • Provide traction and energy for auxiliaries.
  • Provide mechanical braking.
  • Control – monitor – diagnostic.
  • Guide the train on the track.
  • Integrate the train in the system.


On sites, the System Engineer in charge on bought subsystem/component perform development activities as for Central SSE Doors / AGTU / Brake Control / HVAC / Battery / Pantograph / Toilets / Seats / Floors & Windows.




On the function for which he is in charge, the SE:


Technical missions:


  • Performing the transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists.
  • Performing requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer.
  • Defining the Train System architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements.
  • Performing train system FMECA in coordination with RAMS team.
  • Ensuring consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications.
  • Writing sub-system specification and architecture description (RSAD2) in collaboration with the SSE/PU/TCE according to train level architecture.
  • Fill the “Entry “connector” to question the TSS catalog.
  • For non catalog components, under TSS design authority:
    • Writes the Technical Purchasing Specification (TPS0 - Short Specification) when needed.
    • Writes the TPS1 for supplier consultation and manages technical contact (TPS2) until design has been frozen.
    • Drives technical relationships with suppliers with close management of QCD commitments (CbC), risks & validation (including Design Reviews with suppliers).
  • Supporting TSE to define applicable train configuration.
  • Ensuring coordination between TSS/PU/Metier on interfaces, performances, technical issues resolution during detailed design phase.
  • On TSE request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support.


V&V activities:


  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation teams and TSS Team and Participating Units.
  • Writing the train level test specifications.
  • Ensuring the train integration and tuning.


During train revenue service: 


  • Technical open issues resolution on TSE request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure.


QCD and reporting:


  • Performing reporting at project level (to TSE, via KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports).
  • Supporting TSE for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process and QCD optimisation.
  • Providing Return of experience to be implemented in Reference Solutions.




Educational Requirements


  • Industrial Engineering Degree.




  • More than 3 years in Railways engineering.


Competencies & Skills


  • General technical competencies.
  • Fluent English.
  • Communication skills.


Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry.


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