Operability Engineer

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Date: 05-Oct-2021

Location: Derby, DER, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:131924 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Join us as an Operability engineer and you’ll be looking at a career-defining in Derby, UK.



About the role


The primary purpose of the Operability Engineer is supporting the Management of External Interfaces in relation to ecosystem integration and infrastructure compatibility of our products (rolling stock) as contractual baseline with our customers.


Operability requirements are functional and non-functional regarding infrastructure, operation and maintenance. The Operability analysis will be done from the perspective of the operator in respect to the train in its daily use according to DITLOTT (Day in the Life of the Train).


Your Tasks

  • Responsible for all Operability deliverables per phase in a specific project according to procedures/work instructions.
  • Create operational scenarios and operability features based on platform definition according to VOBS (Vehicle Operability Breakdown Structure).
  • Plan and support Vehicle Operability workshop (DITLOTT/DITLOAD workshops) with final customer.
  • Define and specify the usability, operability, handling, diagnostic and maintainability of our products (rolling stock) according to the requirements from infrastructure, maintenance and operation.
  • Develop operational scenarios and operability features based on platform definition according to VOBS (Vehicle Operability Breakdown Structure) for specific opportunities.
  • Identify and list the gaps between Platform solutions and customer required product in the bid phase as risk management (ROP).
  • Lead the operability specification in close contact to the customer across the modules (e.g. DITLOTT workshops).
  • Elicit, verify, derive and allocate a set of requirements (Legislation / Project / Product) regarding operation, infrastructure and maintenance in line with the RM process.
  • Allocate derived requirements and operational scenarios to 1P, 2F, 3A Building blocks.
  • Ensure all operability requirements are verified and validated.



  • Engineering Degree or equivalent, Chartered Engineer.
  • Specialist with a minimum 2-5 years of experience in various projects in Railway Engineering.
  • Good experience in rail operation (operation, infrastructure or maintenance) or at least experiences in train functions, Human Factor or system engineering and RAMS (EN50126).
  • Working in a complex international environment.
  • Vehicle Operational and Maintenance Regimes, Functional FMEA, HAZARD LOG Familiarization, Requirements Management Process, Failure Modes and Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • English fluent (other languages are an advantage).



Competitive salary range

Number working hours: 37


Posting date:14/05/2021

Closing date: 14/06/2021

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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