System Design Engineer

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Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Bucuresti, B, Romania

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 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Job Title

System Design Engineer



Alstom in Romania has been present  over 25 years employing today over 450 people. Alstom, registered major success in infrastructure, signalling and also services. The long term service agreement for the maintenance of the rolling stock of Metrorex is a major reference and shows the expertise of Alstom in this field. Alstom will continue to grow his business in Romania proposing further services for the local market and export, creating regional hub in Services and Signalling.


We operate in the domain of Design and construction of safety critical transportation systems.


The working environment is excellent in terms of possibility to learn how to master complex and modern  technology in the domain of real-time embedded systems, communication technology, System and Software engineering,  Advanced  design and validation methodology. It requires people motivated to learn, passionate to get results, ready to work as a team player and oriented to meet the customer expectation and satisfaction.


Purpose of the Job

Designing, adaptation and / or standardization of hardware and software solutions for generating and implementation of functional solutions for sub-systems of ERTMS (IXL, ETCS) functional to match predefined requirements.



  • Performing design for indoor and outdoor of railway signalling system
  • Verifies and corrects the documents received from the design suppliers.
  • Verifies, organize and sends for approval the technical documentation related to HW indoor and outdoor design of railway signalling systems.
  • Elaboration of sub-systems specification ERTMS & contribution to architecture of ERTMS system, in collaboration with the system architect.
  • Realizes design and development HW  system modules for the specific software.
    • Prepares and designs the documentation for the HW solution implementation of ERTMS sub-systems
    • Realizes the HW and  SW modules detailed design & coding.
    • Sets up the system development tool chain.
    • Prepares and performs SW /HW module tests and verifications of his deliverables (“Design” tests), prior to the ones formally realized by a dedicated V&V team (depending on Safety Integrity Level and associated Product development organization).
    • Puts the workproduct under configuration management according to product Configuration Management Plan.
    • Supports the  SW and HW modules integration, together with the HW designer.
  • Offers support for system design teams, telecom, T&C si V&V.
  • Tender support activities
  • Preparing bill of quantities for equipment and materials.
  • Through his activities, contributes to TIS standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions.
  • Keeps a strong link with the sistem architect, HW designer, RAMS and V&V departments, through the whole ERTMS design cycle.
  • Applies processes and standards.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of design process (REX, process, …).


Educational Requirements

  • Technical university degree

Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Railway  Signalling knowledge or other safety critical systems
  • English Language: advanced level
  • Knowledge of Autocad and MS Office
  • Experience in railway signalling design/development activity is an asset
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of Signalling Principle from at least one Railway Administration.


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Team Work
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Analytical and methodical problems solving

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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