Field Operations Engineer

Date: 14-Aug-2019

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:55757 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.



The Field Operations Engineer takes in charge the technical choices for the installation of a signalling system on board of a railway vehicle or trackside. He belongs to the Field Operations Engineering team and functionally reports to the Project Field Operation Manager for projects in charge. 





Development of an installation technical file :

  • The quality of the installation depends on the following criteria :
    • Compliance to the installation technical constraints for the objects to be installed
    • The ease and quickness to install the objects
    • The homologability of the file and the activities related to the file
    • The genericity of the solutions implemented
  • The installation file development includes several phases :
    • Identification of the constraints linked with the system and the objects
    • Identification of the environment features (survey)
    • Choice of the installation concepts
    • Choice of the installation components (connectors, support, conduits, etc)
    • Follow-up of the drawings / schematics composition
    • Development of the methods and choices of the tools necessary for the installation execution, identification of the “gamme opératoire”
    • Composition of the file
    • Follow-up of the execution on a first installation (FoC) and adjustments
    • Technical follow-up during the roll-out
  • Write documents (installation files) allowing to distribute the technical informations for execution teams on field.
  • Coordinate the stakeholders participating in the installation technical file (designers, engineers, project managers) in order to organize the activities
  • Establish and use the control and monitoring tools allowing to evaluate the quality of the installation activity on the non-recurrent costs, recurrent costs and installability performance point of view (e.g. installation hours, train immobilisation duration).
  • Insure technical relationship with an installation subcontractor whenever the execution is subcontracted or whenever the installation file is subcontracted to external company (technical support to and control of subcontractor activities).
  • Provide support to Charleroi tender activity for installation and commissioning for the signalling systems :
  • Technical support for the answer to the customer specification concerning installation and commissioning
  • Cost estimation for the installation and commissioning activities
  • Participate to the development of tools and methods linked with installation and commissioning activities in order to improve the installation and commissioning global process. 





Engineering Degree (Master equivalent or above) within a technical cursus : electricity, electronics, electromechanics or equivalent experience in industrial environment.




  • Ability to work with remote contacts in a multidisciplinary context.
  • Ability to be the representative of the company for our customers
  • Rigorous, reliable, autonomous



  • Largely multidisciplinary and polyvalent profile (mechanics, electric)
  • Basic knowledge in development of methods and « gammes operatoires »
  • Knowledge in computer science allowing to use standard informatic tools (reports) and also possibility to learn specific tools linked with the metier.
  • Technical knowledge of the railway world
  • Language skills: good knowledge of English language allowing to collaborate within a technical world in an international context.


Tavels: Abroad trips (mainly in Europe but not only)

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