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Date: 22-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 today at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport, with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France and present in over 60 countries,  we employ 34,500 people worldwide. 
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The Onboard Signalling System Engineer defines and develops the signalling system architecture and functionalities for equipment fitted onboard the trains.

He/she defines and allocates requirements, evaluates design trade-offs, analyses technical risks, defines interfaces. 

He/she keeps close coordination with the rest of the project team and in particular within the engineering team (detailed design, tests, safety, certification and approval…).





For the projects they will be assigned to, he/she brings his/her contribution to :

  • the definition, specification, analysis and development of signalling systems;
  • their integration and test;
  • the realisation of tenders and local or international projects;
  • the orientation of new products developments;
  • the participation to the traceability of functional specifications;
  • the conception of the system evolutions (mainly in term of maintenance and implementation of a new line).
  • 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


  • Propose improvement or innovative actions for future projects or tenders


You have the opportunity to join our teams in Charleroi (Belgium), from where Alstom is active through two centers of excellence:

- Signalling Systems – Center of excellence ERTMS  (European standard development and implementation)

- Power Electronics – Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)


Important efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions worldwide.


The Alstom Belgium teams have an excellent knowledge and reputation in the global project management and every day from Charleroi, about 1050 employees, among which 500 engineers, are working on more than 100 projects all over the world. Thanks to them, the site of Charleroi makes a significant contribution to worldwide rail transportation development.


Examples of current / recent projects:

  • First commercial service of high speed trains and line between Berlin and Munich
  • Participation to Dubai new metro project for 2020 world universal expo
  • Pilot project of Automatic Train Operation in Belgium and in the Netherlands
  • Upgrade of the whole Danish train fleet with new signaling systems
  • Upgrade of most of the Belgium train fleet with new signaling systems
  • Manila upgrade and extension of current transportation system


Your profile:


EDUCATION : Engineering graduate in electronics / mecatronics, automatics, Computer science, and/or telecom.



  • Good autonomy
  • Excellent communication and inter-relational skills
  • Open-mindedness, curiosity, will to understand and learn more
  • Rigorous
  • Analytical skills
  • Intercultural mind,
  • Ability to adapt / Agility
  • Team player





  • Analytical ability
  • Knowledge in electrical, electronic, software of electro-mechanical domains (depending on engineering degree and background or experience)
  • Good general technical background.
  • Computer literate.



  • Experience, from 5 to 15 years, in Signalling and/or ERTMS, in vital railways or aerospace system (from system specification and design up to Test & Commissioning and maintenance)
  • Knowledge in Rolling Stock architecture and interfaces.
  • Experience in redaction of specification and traceability is a plus


Languages : Good English oral & written expression.  Other languages are assets.




  • rigorous and reliable
  • willingness to learn
  • (self) entrepreneurial
  • team player
  • open to diversity


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:​Experienced​

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