System Engineer

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Bologna, IT

Company: Alstom

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

ALSTOM is hiring a Signalling Engineer for Bologna Business Unit in Italy, in Enginnering department, to work for IXL Generic Application domain with focus on signalling requirements and generic design standard - verification and validation.

The task is relevant for foreign projects and international market but with availability for domestic Italian IXL contracts as well.


The Interlocking (IXL) is a system composed by Mechanical, Electromechanical, Electric, Electronic and Software components having the aim to ensure safe movements of trains.

The purpose of the job is the identification and analysis of the customer and product requirements with the final target to define and design standardized IXL architectures (functional, physical and operational) and the related configurations of the IXL equipment (pre-fitted concept) suitable for Tenders, prototyping, series production and project deployment.

The IXL System designer takes part to deployment of projects in case of specific issues or needs are identified along the project lifecycle requiring correcting/evolutive actions on the IXL architecture and pre-fitted solutions, with focus during the first deployment of the architecture/solution, ensuring proper verification and continuous improvement.



As a Signalling Engineer it is requested to design, analyse, develop, test and demonstrate engineering solutions that solve complex requirements related to interlocking signalling domain dealing with national railways regulations and international standards ERTMS / ETCS requirements.

The role also requires providing cost and schedule estimates on tasks relevant to the technical design and verification of IXL, provide support to other departments as needed.

Tasks details:

  • Review signalling technical specifications
  • Design engineering IXL systems and signalling interfaces, collect and analyse technical data related to interlocking
  • Solve system level design problems performing system trade-off and coordination studies
  • Optimum design approach
  • Test, demonstrate and provide adequate documentation for main line systems level designs, develop logic test procedures, attend / lead design reviews internally and meetings with customer
  • Availability for short trips for technical meetings abroad



Graduated in Electrical, Electronic or Automation Engineering or master’s degree in engineering (Electrical or Electronic or Automation)
Interdisciplinary technical background (traditional railway signalling, ERTMS, power supply, data networks, civil works, etc.).
Target to improve and grow technical skills.
Safety basic principles know-how, Quality and Configuration Management.



  • Open-minded.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Foreign language: English, full proficient use
  • (Self) entrepreneurial
  • Problem setting and solving
  • Sense of urgency
  • Teamworking basics

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.

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