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Date: 25-Oct-2018

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 
Alstom, with recorded sales of 8 billion in the 2017/18 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 34,500 people worldwide. 
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Alstom has been part of Belgian railway history for 130 years through its connection with the former rail transport equipment subsidiary of SA Ateliers de Constructions Électriques de Charleroi (ACEC).   Today, Alstom Belgium employs 1050 people and is involved in approximately 100 major projects worldwide.

The site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in electrical and electronic systems within two centres of excellence that operate at a global level : one focuses on traction systems and the other on signalling and railway traffic control systems, with a particular emphasis on equipment that complies with the European standard (European  Rail  Traffic  Management  System/ ERTMS).  The teams develop systems, manufacture prototypes, perform tests and trials, complete approval procedures and manage integration projects.  An after sales service activity completes the offer for these product groups.  Alstom Belgium pursues an ambitious growth strategy by actively investing in R&D.  The work carried out by its team of 100 research engineers makes a significant contribution to the development of a sustainable rail transport system.  


Purpose of the Job

Support/ensure “Safety Validation” for Signalling Projects or products developed in Charleroi (per CENELEC Standard) by providing Safety Assessment (analysis of design solutions and or changes) and Safety analysis  until the Safety Case.



To provide safety assessments of new or modified design

To provide RAMS analysis support and Safety cases for project : FMEA, FTA, Hazard log update, Safety Case….

Detailed objectives will be set in agreement with the Project Managers and SSAM of Charleroi.


Success will be determined by a variety of measurements including :

  • Adequacy of the safety assessment detailed during the different safety review
  • Adaptation to project and RAMS team context, methods and way of working
  • On time delivery of Safety Assessments
  • Assessment completed on time and at budget with no Safety and RAM issues
  • Completeness and acceptance of the RAMS assessments during the external or internal audits
  • Quality of working relationships with Project/Product/Engineering team and site Safety Office



  • Safety assessment of new or modified systems designs
  • Apply methods of safety assurance to be used on the project (Functional analysis, FMEA, FTA, HZL,…)
  • comply with Quality Cost Delivery requirements when being Project Safety Manager


Educational Requirements

Engineering degree

English is mandatory


Desired Knowledge / Experience

Experience in Safety is required

Signalling background is preferred


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Positive personality
  • Rigorous and reliable
  • Promote Teamwork and communication
  • Capability to work under pressure


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of English
  • Successful RAMS methodologies application



Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

Job Type:​Graduate Job​

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