Train Architect Engineer

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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Derby, DER, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:373663 


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, trams, and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.



Join us as a Train Architecture Engineer and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role in Derby, UK.


About the role

Join the team responsible for defining the mechanical architecture of future trains in the UK and abroad.  The successful candidate will be an experienced mechanical designer who is an expert in engineering concept design and system integration with a whole vehicle, systems engineering, approach.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Defines the vehicle and train geometry plus exterior and interior layouts based upon external constraints and vehicle level requirements.
  • Responsible for the volume allocation and space reservation management for external and internal train systems
  • Works closely with system engineers to select catalogue solutions or support concept development
  • Give support to Mechanical Integration team for concept development
  • Accountable for: piloting general studies (Gauge, Weight, Infrastructure physical interfaces); and defining volume allocation for Car bodyshell; bogie; traction and train layout equipment’s, considering (outputs of his scope) operation main dimensions (passengers, crew, maintenance); carry over; components performances.
  • Defines dimensional and weight constraints related to his scope
  • Assesses SBS activity & deliverables related to weight constraints (SBS consolidate Supplier component weight)
  • Agrees the needed with SSL; SBS MLE; Train Design métier Domain leaders, upon delegation of Train Architecture Management


Main Competencies and experience:

  • Graduated from Mechanical Engineering school with Bachelor of Science degree
  • Mechanical integration at final product level for at least 2 years
  • Mechanical design in Transport Industry
  • experienced CAD user, preferably Catia V5 / V6
  • Use of norms, standards and regulation from Transport Authorities
  • Mechanical engineering preferably applied to railway products is desired (3-4 years’ experience)
  • Knowledge and practice in design V cycle, design to cost and design to manufacturability
  • Technical competencies: Weight management, Functional dimensioning, 3D/2D model design, Design to cost, Mechanical integration




Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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?


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.


We are acting…



You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans

You are a problem solver

You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



You accept differences

You excel in collaboration and


You actively support inclusion



Safety first

You are all responsible to make it happen

You adhere to the highest ethics and compliance rules




Job Type:​Experienced​