Bogie Structures Engineer

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Date: 23 Nov 2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:433566 

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, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.

Appointment Basis: Permanent

Location: Derby, Litchurch Lane


Could you be the full-time Bogie Structures Engineer in Derby we’re looking for?


Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your existing structural expertise in a challenging and diverse field. You’ll report to the Bogies Head of structures in Derby and work alongside experienced and friendly teammates as well becoming part of the wider global engineering and structures community.


You'll undertake structural assessments (using both manual and Finite Element methods) on rail vehicle bogies. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business on both new design projects, the assessment of existing products and much more.


You’ll specifically take care of carrying out structural analysis, and the development of the designs to meet the structural and functional requirements of the products.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Planning structural calculation activities considering applicable standards, processes and specific customer requirements.
  • Deriving load cases for different bogie components
  • Finite Element Calculations, Linear and non-linear
  • FE model setup, conducting the analysis, evaluating the results, modifying designs and writing the reports,
  • Communicating the progress and results to the Project teams
  • General Mechanical Engineering design and problem solving
  • Writing specifications & presiding over test programmes
  • Evaluating supplier calculations & test results
  • Managing work undertaken by other sites and sub-contractors
  • Work within allocated budget & schedule whilst maintaining the required quality of deliverables
  • Participate in the creation of new processes and standards for the company and wider rail industry
  •  Performing quotation for engineering work packages as requested




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: 

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar related degree
  • 3+ years’ experience in the Rail vehicle industry or similar related industries
  • Experience of Finite Element analysis packages, such as Hyperworks, Ansys, Patran/Nastran, Ideas, Abacus, including both linear and non-linear assessments
  • Previous experience in using CAD packages such as CATIA or Pro Engineer is desirable
  • Understanding of Structural Mechanics and the fundamentals of fatigue assessment and bolt calculation methods
  • Demonstrable practical experience in Mechanical Engineering outside of the role of structural mechanics, such as design, dynamics or testing is desirable
  • Willingness to develop a wide range of skills and flexibility to work on variety of projects which require different engineering skills
  • Ability to define and manage priorities within deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to visit other Alstom sites, suppliers and customers.
  •  English operational in reading/writing and technical meetings


On a more personal level, you will also need to be:

  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn new processes and skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • A strong team player, with effective interpersonal skills and a positive, solution-oriented attitude


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 and contribute to our evolving working environment
  • Progress towards formal recognition as a structural expert, creating effective relationships within the structural community across the globe
  • 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 benefits (pension, life insurance, medical and anything specific to the site location e.g. free on-site parking, canteen etc). 



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 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Alstom U.K. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.

As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


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