Hardware Designer

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Date: 19-Jul-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:99332 

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.  



Develop hardware electrical or electronic components (electronic board or modules, electrical wiring of electronic products or subrack or cubicle...)




  • Elaborate or contribute to the elaboration of HW specification & architecture, in collaboration with the HW architect
  • Perform development of HW components:
    • Perform the detailed specification and design of the Hw components, describing technical choices and verifying by analysis (computations, models, simulation or mock-up) the compliance to input requirements.
    • Define the general plans for mechanical parts together with Mechanical Designers
    • Define the electrical schematics
    • Define the Bill Of Materials
    • Define the placement and routing constraints for electronic boards
    • Evaluate the thermal performances together with Thermal Engineers
    • Select the materials, together with industrialization teams and HW technologists
    • Optionally defines the interfaces of the programmable components (FPGA, CPLD) together with FPGA Designers.
    • Performs or follow the realization of the PCB design (CAD) and definition file. This activity can be under responsibility of another HW designer specialized in CAD.
    • Ensure that the design can be manufactured, tested and repaired, together with industrialization teams
    • Follow the realization of the prototypes made by industrialization team and check them
    • Design and implement the firmware / SW necessary for HW component tests – or specifies the softwares to be developed
    • Specify, design, prepare and perform HW components and work products verifications (including tests)
    • Put the Hw workproduct under configuration management according to product Configuration Management Plan
    • Support the Hw/ Hw and Hw/Sw integration, together with the HW Architect and SW designer
    • Support the HW validation of the product including environmental qualification and type tests
  • Sustain the Hw
  • Remain informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch
  • Through his / her activities, contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions
  • Apply processes and standards
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE: Return on Experience, process …)
  • Ensures reporting of its activities to the HW Architect




  • Master Degree in Electronics Engineering or Computer Science




  • Electronic development


  • Experience in railways industry or in industry with similar requirements (aeronautic, automotive, military)
  • Vital hardware development



  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Good written English communication skills
  • Ability to work with other engineering teams


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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Computer Science, Firmware, Technology