Telecoms Network Engineer

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Date: 26 May 2024

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: Alstom

Req ID:448748 

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Telecoms Network Engineer for Tramways in Barcelona we’re looking for?


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Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your system engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.


You'll design, implement and support highly available network architectures, either as a stand alone telecoms solution, or as part of a combined ‘System Tramways’ architecture (Signalling, ticketing, Data Center, OCC, Network, Telecom). Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (assist the Principal Telecoms Engineer, Renewals Design Engineer and support the Infrastructure Manager), assisting and advising the business by developing guidelines on the usage of complex systems and their components.


You’ll specifically take care of liaising with Telecoms Technicians and Design, Install and Test staff, and additional collaboration with Signaling Design, Installation and Project Engineering Management is fundamental to the efficient operation of the Telecoms function. You will also organize and manage Cybersecurity activities during Project (contract execution) or Program (internal development), understanding of operation system tramway and how these integrate with the Network Rail transmission network.


You will work as part of a team and individually where required and is expected to be willing and able to work on any Telecoms element on any project as may be aplicable.


We’ll look to you for:  

  • Technical expert responsible for designing and maintenance infrastructure networks
  • Manage interface between Alstom products and external networks
  • Support the tendering process
  • Manage, design, install, and test hardware and software in support of Alstom products
  • Assist in developing networking solutions for new integrations from renewals
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • Effectively maintain supplier relationships.
  • Good knowledge and awareness of EHS regulations.
  • Identify variations/changes to contract and asses impact on cost, programme and workload.
  • Checking / Verification of designs including non-telecoms discipline designs.
  • Assist in the production / checking of test plans and testing specifications.
  • Attendance at meetings with clients, senior management, sub-contractors and internal project team.
  • To ensure delegated areas of the contract are completed to meet legislation and relevant standards.
  • Effectively communicate contract requirements to staff and sub-contractors.
  • Motivate staff and sub-contractors.
  • Review all relevant documentation.
  • Assist when required, during installation, testing and commissioning phases of a project.
  • Understanding of appropriate legislation
  • Significant experience in managing network architectures and deployment
  • Advanced level knowledge of routing and switching
  • Knowledge of working with firewalling technologies
  • Confident communication and customer liaison skills
  • IT Literate, competent in the use of Microsoft Office Tools
  • Self-reliant but also able to work in a team
  • Organisational skills
  • Troubleshooting and fault-finding skills
  • Analyze Project / Program security needs (including laws and local regulations), determine security objectives and main security risks strategy
  • Plan security activities within development life cycle, estimate costs and duration, their impacts related to project program execution, Identify training needs
  • Is responsible for Cost / Quality / Delay of Project/Program Cybersecurity deliverables, as needed per  Project / program  context :  
    • Cybersecurity context, and Cybersecurity Risk Analysis
    • Cybersecurity Architecture definition and requirement allocation
    • Cascading of requirement to suppliers,  Manage Third Parties Risks,
    • Application of  Cybersecurity Assurance Level
    • Definition of Cybersecurity Operating Procedures
    • Evaluation of  the Project/Program achieved Cybersecurity level
    • Provide support during technical design meetings for cybersecurity activities
    • Obtain agreement from Project/Program/Customer  about on the set of security measures to be implemented
    • Manage vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity issues and actions plan,
    • Manage Program / Project Cybersecurity related communication,
    • Report on Program / Project Cybersecurity status
    • In case of external Cybersecurity audit, manage the relationship with auditors Establish lessons learned
    • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Report directly to: System Engineering Manager


Network & Links:

  • Infrastructure Engineering Manager
  • Telecoms Engineering Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Telecoms Tester
  • Telecoms TIC
  • Other Discipline engineers
  • Bid Manager




  • Workpackage Management/budget of allocated hours to tasks
  • Timely production of reports
  • Timely production of project meeting minutes, install and test documentation as a priority
  • Input to production of and management of programmes
  • Delivery of project activities against allocated hours as a priority
  • Supervision of staff and subcontractors
  • Compilation and updating of trackers
  • Demonstrable activity prioritisation
  • Undertaking all staff management duties including undertaking relevant Performance Management & People Review activities. (if managing staff);
  • To comply with, undertake and promote all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures, responsibilities and activities.
  • Achievement of Project/Program targeted level of Cybersecurity
  • Assessment findings : Low rework due to external or internal assessments
  • Vulnerability management is in place
  • Respect of Cybersecurity activities QCD commitment
  • Cybersecurity issues/incident resolution


All about you 

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology educated within a relevant technical field or equivalent or Bachelor Degree in Telematics Engineering
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP based networks and networking protocols
  • Extensive accomplishment and experience in managing network architectures and deployment
  • Advanced level knowledge of routing and switching
  • Experience of WAN circuits and solutions (eg MPLS / VPN’s)
  • Knowledge of working with firewalling technologies
  • Knowledge of ‘Application Delivery Controllers’
  • Proficient knowledge of networking design
  • Cloud based solutions
  • Understanding of European standards.
  • Awareness of Health, Safety & Environmental requirements.
  • Experience related to Cybersecurity in general, deployment experience of security technologies.
  • Knowledge of main Cybersecurity standards and regulations, such as: ISO 2700X, 62443, NIST, NIS
  • Knowledge of some Cybersecurity solutions and areas
  • Methods of Cybersecurity risk analysis
  • Architecture concepts and techniques of systems and networks, operating systems and associated programming languages.
  • Knowledge of the main techniques for evaluating systems security
  • QCD Management
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Report writing
  • Computer skills
  • Risk management skills.
  • Competences like good communication and presentation skills, leadership skills, commercial & finance awareness, decision maker, problem solving, dynamic, autonomous, creativity and ability to work in a complex environment
  • Valid Driving Licence


  • Degree educated within a relevant technical field
  • Cisco Certified Inter-networking Expert (CCIE)
  • CCNA / CCNP accreditation
  • Microsoft PBI
  • Cybersecurity certification such as:  GICSP, CISSP, GSEC, CISM
  • Understanding of relevant Network Rail standards
  • Positive approach
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Knowledge of Signalling and power discipline systems and how telecoms integrate with them
  • Proficient in CAD to a level to be able to produce detailed drawings
  • Knowledge of Alstom processes
  • IRSE Licence in Maintenance Engineering Manager, Projects 7.8.110A or similar/working towards
  • Emergency/Full First Aider


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


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