System Designer

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Date: 24-Sep-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:162366 

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.  

DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN CHARLEROI – Where Software Engineering meets Mobility Solutions

Alstom Development Center located in Charleroi, regroups all the R&D activities that aim to develop Alstom’s Signalling solutions, mainly ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) solutions.  

Alstom Charleroi DC teams (About 200 experts - System Engineers, Embedded Software experts, V&V Engineers,…) are driving innovative development programs with the ambition to keep and improve Alstom’s world-leading position on today and tomorrow digital mobility solutions for which Software Engineering is clearly one of the core competencies (Train control systems, Signalling Systems, Automatic Operation,…).


By joining a multidisciplinary, multicultural and international team, your mission as System Engineer will be to analyze, define and develop the Alstom Signalling system architecture and functions.


Together with the other members of the team, you will analyze the input needs (external or internal), define and allocate requirements, evaluate design trade-offs, analyse technical risks, define the system architecture, functions and interfaces.


As a System Engineer, you will:

  • Analyze, clarify and confirm input requirements and needs
  • Perform conceptual design by preparing system models, design studies, design rationales, design principles, real time analysis, modelling & mock-ups,.. for technical de-risking and optimization
  • Solve Interfaces
  • Elaborate formal modelling and requirements writing according to design standard and guidelines
  • Formalize and maintain the system specifications
  • Ensure traceability through-out the formal documentation, up to the input needs
  • Partner with RAM, safety, sub-system, software, product, and V&V teams to develop design concepts, to ensure specifications completeness and acceptance
  • Call, conduct, and participate to technical reviews (design reviews, document reviews) including consultation to end-users and experts
  • Interact with other System Engineers and with other métier engineers to ensure the design fits into the intended architecture
  • Keep informed of the evolution of technologies through technological watch
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (Return on Experience, process, …)
  • Ensure that the system follows standardization approach by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions, and by providing an efficient system deployment kit (tools, user documentation…)
  • Provide support to Program external stakeholders (Customers, Users, Tenders)



Qualifications & Skills:


Education - Engineering Degree (BAC +4 or 5) in Electronics, Telecom, Automation, Electricity, Robotics or in another similar technical specialty is mandatory

Experience / Skills

Basics   - Writing expectations (in English): good level of clarity, rigor and concision

- Programming basic skills

Assets   - Experimented in modelling method as UML, SADT, SysML, Matlab.

- Experimented in redaction of specification and traceability.

- Background in safety systems (e.g. aeronautics, railways,...)

- Knowledge of railways signaling systems


Methodologies & tools -  V-cycle/Waterfall and Agile development model notions   

Language – A good command of French and English are mandatory.

Behavioral competencies

- Analytic mindset

- Rigor

- Team spirit

- Proactivity

- Autonomy

- Perseverance

Mobility – Mission mainly based in Charleroi, potential short technical mission abroad or opportunities for long term duration mission abroad


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​

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