System Design Engineer

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Date: 11 May 2024

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Company: Alstom

Req ID:450437 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Traffic Management System is a subsystem providing a set of advanced features for railway traffic automation and regulation. It is the main Traffic Control Centre subsystem and can be scope of standalone project or  platform level contract. These systems provide railway operators advanced automation and decision support functions  to plan, regulate, automate and optimize the train traffic circulation on complex network. These systems are based on special software application, normally running on IT infrastructure/datacenter specially designed for business continuity and mission critical application.


Could you be the full-time Traffic Management System- System Design Engineer in Copenhagen we’re looking for?  


Your future role 

Take on a new challenge and apply your expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates. 

As a System Design Engineer , you will analyse the inputs needs (external or internal) and requirements, and design  the solution by re-using existing solutions (contract context) or by developing or adapting an existing one (project and program context)  Management System. Moreover, formalize and maintain the system specifications (operational, and functional), application rules, and supporting processes and their associated verification, validation and assessment 


As a member of the Project and program engineering team, you will use process, methods, and tools as directed by the project plans. You will work alongside the System Architect, Design Authority, and project Technical Manager to contribute to the system's design and specifications according to the project engineering plan. 


For system design, you will: 

  • Analyze, clarify, and confirm input requirements and needs. 

  • Do conceptual design by creating design models, studies, rationales, and principles for technical design and optimization. 

  • Collaborate with RAM, Safety, Human Factor, subsystem, Software, product, and V&V teams to develop design concepts and definitions. 

  • Participate in different reviews, including technical and design reviews, and take advice from experts. 


For system specification, you will: 

  • Write formal models and requirements according to design standards and guidelines. 

  • Maintain system specifications and templates and ensure completeness and acceptance. 

  • Work with RAM, Safety, Human Factor, software, product, and V&V teams to coordinate designs and revisions. 

  • Verify document reviews and peer reviews so that everything is as it should be. 


You will also sustain the system according to change requests, contribute to continuous improvement, and promote ALSTOM's Code of Ethics while adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct. 


All about you 

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:   

  • Graduate with a Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical, Instrumentation, Electronics and communication) or relevant. 

  • 3 years of professional experience in Railway Signalling domain, minimum, knowledge of railway safety standards. 

  • Hands-on experience in Mainline / Urban/ Passenger & Transit railway signalling, knowledge of any of the signalling subsystems such as Train control systems, wayside Interlocking and supervision systems, and Mainline/Urban Traffic Planning and management System worked on Signalling Design including Installation, Testing, and commissioning. 

  • Fluent in English reading, writing, and speaking. 


Things you’ll enjoy  

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:  

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines 

  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues 

  • Contribute to innovative projects 

  • Utilise our flexible working environment 

  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries 

  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning 

  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension). 





You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



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