IXL Application Design Technician

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Date: 15 Jun 2024

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:408803 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide


  • 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 to take part to the execution of IXL application design activities of a Signaling project, adopt the Alstom application design process and ensure the delivery accordingly to the projects schedule and quality commitments.
  • The IXL Application Design Engineer shares with Project IXL design leader the progress of the activities executed, the issues and the potential improvement that can be applied on methods and tools.



Key accountabilities:

  • Deliver design scheme plan layouts, Control Tables, safe HMI layouts, signaling logic application data, hardware configuration drawings, cable core plans, signaling equipment Rooms layout, diagnostic application data
  • Ensure the application and adherence to the reference application design methods & tools, requesting in cooperation with the Project IXL design leader deviations whenever appropriate
  • Participate actively to the IXL detailed design review meetings and provide activity progress reports
  • Organize and produce documental, software and hardware design deliveries accordingly to the project templates and needs
  • Support actively the Project IXL design leader and Project V&V manager in design issues debugging
  • Analyze and manage design change requests and participate actively to the definition of the HW & SW package to be delivered to the V&V, installation and Testing & Commissioning teams
  • Ensure independence of the design activity from the verification activity


Performance management: 

  • Project QCD (Quality,Cost and Delivery) commitment
  • On-time-delivery for IXL deliverables according to project planning and DML (EDP - Engineering Delivery Performance)
  • Defect detected on IXL (DQI - Delivery Quality Indicator)
  • Cooperation and reactivity to support to Root Cause Analysis Identification of contract variations (through  traceability & coverage of requirements)



Educational Requirements


  • Graduated in Software or Electrical or Electronic or Automation Engineering



  • Railway transport trainings certification 
  • Autocad, programming language knowledge




  • 1 year in IXL and/or TMS and/or ERTMS application design or
  • 1 year experience in relevant positions (systems / sub-system application design) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signaling, aerospace, defense).



  • HW Design and SW data generation processes understanding.
  • Engineering and system background.
  • At least 2 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-system application design) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signaling, aerospace, defense).


Competencies & Skills

  • Open-minded
  • Problem setting and problem solving
  • Foreign language: English
  • Sense of urgency
  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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