Project ATC design leader

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Date: 18-May-2023

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:414284 

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 train movements are controlled by ATC System in a safe way. The Trackside ATC is responsible to send to Trainborne ATC the track conditions that allow entering in a given segment. Those conditions could be: point machines at right position, track clear, speed restriction, route set, etc. The Trainborne ATC compares the information received from Trackside ATC against train actual conditions (speed, position, track, direction) and can restrict its movement if there is any risk to go over a safe limit.
  • The Project ATC Leader is responsible to deliver the ATC sub-system approved by the customer, respecting the project QCD, during the project life cycle. 



Key accountabilities:

ATC System includes both trackside and trainborne. Project ATC Leader main responsibilities are:

  • Accountable to deliver ATC QCD commitments
  • He/she is the direct technical interface with the customer for ATC Engineering
  • Provides ATC functional and architecture specification, ATC detailed design and ATC configuration. Provides corrections during and until customer acceptance
  • Provides Signalling – Rolling Stock interface specification, until mutual agreement from both engineering entities
  • Make sure technical design is consistent
  • Contribute to the definition of the functional validation phase of the sub-system (I&V and FIVP)
  • Ensure that all Domain / Métier activities follow ATC methods & tools
  • Support PrEM to ensure full transparency of ATC Engineering WP QCD performance (including physical progress)
  • Follow the monthly review cycle with PrEM, highlighting main variances against the Project Engineering QCD commitment, initiating corrective actions and immediately informing the PrEM and Projects Engineering Domain / Métier department head where major deviations are detected.
  • Follow and participate in Risk and Savings Reviews for his / her scope. Provide inputs to PrEM to update the RAMP and SAMP of the Project.
  • If the ATC scope changes (due to either internal or external changes), support PrEM in Project Engineering QCD commitment variations with the Project Controller
  • Make communication with customer and ensure ATC documentation is approved


Performance measurements:

  • Project QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) commitment
  • On-time-delivery for ATC deliverables according to project planning and DML (EDP - Engineering Delivery Performance)
  • Defect detected on ATC (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, Electrical, Electronic, Automation or Telecommunication Engineering


  • Railways domain or embedded system specialization




  • Experience in ATC systems (trackside and/or trainborne)



  • Rolling stock systems (general overview)
  • Train interface, if applicable
  • ATO tuning basics, if applicable
  • Signaling (System, Interlocking or ATS)


Competencies & Skills

  • English: good verbal and written communication skills
  • QCD management (in particular: ability to lead transversally engineering teams)
  • Customer Technical Management
  • Engineering background
  • System Specification and Requirements Development
  • Software engineering (master methods and tools to configure generic ATC software)
  • Products & Services Knowledge (Rolling Stock interface engineering)
  • Real Time system
  • Team Management
  • Defect analysis and able to propose a corrective solution
  • Proactivity


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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