Level Crossing Engineer

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Date: 08-Jan-2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom


Req ID 376302


Level Crossing Engineer


Site: Derby / Birmingham


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Excellent Salary + Benefits:  


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.

Based in Derby or Birmingham


The Level Crossing Engineer is a key member of the Level Crossing team involved in the Level Crossing product development from concept and product approval through to deployment, maintenance, warranty and obsolescence management. They are actively involved in driving continuous business improvement initiatives for Alstom Level Crossing products, processes and tools in order to meet market requirements.

Level Crossing Engineers are required to input into bids and tenders to meet business needs.


The current Alstom Level Crossing portfolio includes SML400 integrated MSL, ElectroLogIXS solutions: MCB, MCB-CCTV, MCB-OD2, AHBC, Ebi Gate 200 (Standalone MSL), Ebi Gate 2000 (MDB-OD), Ebi Gate 630 Barriers and VHLC.


Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the Level Crossing Engineer are as follows:


  • Understand, collaborate and comply with all stakeholder requirements
  • Comply with all Alstom processes
  • Complete designer risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Develop traceable Level Crossing application data requirements and solutions
  • Collaborate with delivery projects to ensure the correct Level Crossing solutions are deployed effectively
  • Produce quality designs & application data to meet requirements
  • Create Level Crossing processes, procedures, and manuals (training, user, warranty etc)
  • Develop new Level Crossing tools and processes
  • Provide input to tenders as required
  • Complete allocated tasks on time and to budget
  • Ensure IRSE licence, logbook and Alstom Authority to Work are all maintained and regularly reviewed



  • Number of activities delivered on time and to budget (delivery & development activities)
  • Approved ATW and valid IRSE Designer licence
  • Number of business / EHSQ / technical briefs attended
  • Right first time / Quality deliverables (measured by number of rework cycles)


Educational Requirements 


  • MSc or BSc level education in an engineering related subject or equivalent experience
  • IRSE Designers Licence (1.1.510)



IRSE Verifier licence (1.1.160)




  • Experience of Level Crossing systems
  • Experience of signalling design processes
  • Effective communication with all customers, clients, colleagues and peers (Internal and external)
  • Experience of complying with relevant legislation, standards and processes
  • Team work



  • Knowledge of ElectroLogIXS, Ebi Gate, and/or VHLC
  • Knowledge of software development process
  • Knowledge of interfacing systems including: Smartlock 400 and other Computer Based Interlockings, Route Relay,Interlockings, Frauscher axle counters, Modular Control Systems, Level Crossing infrastructure (CCTV, Barriers, Obstacle Detectors etc)



Competencies & Skills


  • Computer and software literacy
  • Ability to deliver to work packages
  • Inclusive team player
  • Ability to assist in introducing new tools and processes
  • Responsible
  • Ability to be agile and adapt to change
  • Good organisational and time management skills



  • PTS
  • Able to drive or willing to learn


We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom 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.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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