System Designer

Date: 24 sept. 2022

Lieu: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Entreprise: Alstom

Req ID:162366 

Nous créons des innovations intelligentes pour relever les défis de la mobilité d’aujourd'hui et de demain. Nous concevons et fabriquons une gamme complète de systèmes de transport, des trains à grande vitesse aux bus électriques et trains sans conducteur, en passant par les solutions d'infrastructure, de signalisation et de mobilité digitale. Nous rejoindre, c’est intégrer une communauté internationale de plus 75000 personnes qui se consacrent à la résolution de problèmes de mobilité concrets et à la réalisation de projets internationaux ayant un impact local durable.

ALSTOM BELGIUM – Center of Excellence for Rail Signalling Systems

The site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in complete systems that operate at a global level and focuses 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. 

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, cybersecurity, 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 survey
  • 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:
    Engineering Degree (BAC +4 or 5) in Electronics, Telecom, Automation, Electricity, Robotics or in another similar technical specialty is mandatory
    Experience / Skills
  • Writing expectations (in English): good level of clarity, rigor and concision
  • Programming language basic skills


  • Experimented in modelling method as UML, SADT, SysML, Matlab.
  • Experimented in redaction of specification and requirement traceability.
  • Background in safety systems (e.g. automotive, aeronautics, railways...)
  • Interest in system design or system engineering
  • 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
  • Good communication


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

Les engagements de notre entreprise se fondent sur une culture agile, inclusive et responsable qui offre à des personnes de tout horizon l’opportunité de se développer, d’apprendre et de progresser tout au long de leur carrière. Nous encourageons nos salariés à réaliser pleinement leur potentiel, tout en leur accordant l’estime et le respect dus à chaque individu.


Job Type:​Expérimenté