Train System Engineer - Mechanical HVAC Systems

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Date: 19 Jul 2024

Location: Derby, DBY, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 444406


Location: Derby, DE24 8AD


Appointment Basis: Permanent


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, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading 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. We provide the widest range of smart solutions in the rail market, from innovative high-speed rolling stock, metros and trams to maintenance, modernisation, infrastructure and signalling.




Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your mechanical engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Heath Caddy (Metier Train System Mechanical Domain Lead), and work alongside a diverse and supportive team of like-minded engineering professionals.


You’ll specifically be responsable for the HVAC system on current and future projects, identifying HVAC system requirements, best fit standard solutions, specifying HVAC control and performance requirements to sub suppliers, supporting integration design, ensure static and running performance, make the case for approvals and fulfil the needs of our customers. 


Based  in Engineering and a member of the Train System community,  you will deliver technical solutions for the Derby project portfolio which includes multiple unit trains and monorails. 


Working in multi-disciplined teams and collaborating across the Engineering team and with wider stakeholders, you will own the development of Train level HVAC specifications utilising existing solutions from Alstom portfolio and identifying any developments required from utilizing your previous HVAC system experience. You will lead activities throughout the project V-Cycle with a QDC mindset to define and deliver the required performance through verification and validation.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Identify potential HVAC solutions from higher level and broader overall train requirements.
  • Identify where solutions from an existing Alstom portfolio can fit in to leverage volume benefits and world-wide relations with the supply base.
  • Identify functional and interface requirements, identify all participants, and achieve common and full understanding of requirements and solutions.
  • Support verification of equipment and assembly for first in class.
  • Identify how requirements can be verified through the V cycle including multiple layers of calculation, modelling, static and on track testing.
  • Report verification data to demonstrate compliance to standards to approvals bodies and customers.
  • Identify and resolve problems that arrive on initial operation, whilst demonstrating an ethical and civic outlook.
  • The successful candidate will be required to work at height from time to time


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: 


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree and / or suitably accredited with an applicable professional Institution (e.g. I Mech E / ASHRAE /IET / CIBSE)
  • Proven track record and engineering experience in rolling stock HVAC systems, multiple years of experience
  • Collaborating in a multi-location team
  • Seeing the big picture and the local detail
  • Characterizing and integrating HVAC systems, control and performance.
  • Interpreting large volumes of train level and localised data identifying patterns and anomalies for further attention.
  • Presenting analysis of test and other data in a rigorous and clear manner.
  • From limited operational data identifying if problems exist, their characteristics, and any further investigation required


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 agile 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
  • Progress towards World Class Expert (WCE) in HVAC systems or team leader / manager.
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical and an annual flexible benefits package). 


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!


What we offer


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


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. 


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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