Application Engineer Basic Design

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Date: 19 Nov 2023

Location: Gurugram, HR, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:432352 

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


Job Title (Job code): System Application Design Engineer (EN-AA-00_002 / EN-AA-00_003 / EN-AA-00_004)



  • Identify the technical requirements from the customer contract (General specification, Particular Specification and Technical Specification)
  • Collaborate with requirement manager for allocating the contractual requirements to the Project stakeholders.
  • Define the System level documents for identified technical requirements from the contract (Functional, Operational and Constructional). Satisfy & comply the technical requirements.
  • Define and produce all System Application Design Deliveries, Ex: Signalling Scheme plan, Signalling Design Principles, Architecture, Requirements specification and Operational specification.



Organisation structure (job belongs to.)

Site Project Engineering

Reports directly to:

System Department Head


Other reporting to:

Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) (during project execution) / Project Technical Manager


Direct reports:



Network & Links Position title of connected positions / functional report



  • Project Core Team
  • PrEM
  • Project Architect
  • System Designers


  • Contractors for External interfaces
  • Customer or contractual technical representative



Key responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Requirement manager and Project Architect and be accountable to the Technical requirement allocated to System Application Design.
  • Adhere to Signalling design principles and project schedules, follows the Project Engineering plan, Change management plan and configuration management plans.
  • For the system Application design, he/she:
    • Conducts Kick Off Meeting with design team to decide on scope and delivery dates.
    • Analyse and confirms the input required to Project Engineering manager and Sub System Leaders for the architecture description and system specification.
    • Ensures system requirement traceability is managed in Requirement management Tool – DOORS and traced through system specification.
    • To deliver Project System level documents Ex: Requirement Specification/Architecture/Operational Specification, External Interface specification etc.
    • To deliver Project Application documents Ex: Scheme Plan, Signalling rules, System naming rules, Network Addressing Plan, System Parameter computation, System Database, Review reports.
    • Analysing and replying to the reports/comments from Testing & Commission, Verification and Validation, Customer.
  • Prepares the project training materials Ex: System Functions and Operations, Architecture, Scheme plan and Application Design Details.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement/Innovation (RoE: Return on Experience, Work method statements, etc.)
  • Promoting and Practicing the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


Performance measurements:

  • Project QCD (quality, cost, delivery on time)
  • Customer approval of System Application Design Documents Ex: (Scheme plan, Architecture, Requirements/Operational specification and Headway simulation)
  • Number of design defects detected during the validation phases




Educational Requirements


  • Graduate/Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical, Instrumentation, Electronics and communication) or relevant



  • Knowledge of specific Railway signalling principles




  • Minimum 3 Years of professional experience in Railway Signalling domain.
  • Knowledge on Railway Safety standards


  • Hands on Mainline / Urban/ Passenger & Transit railway signalling
  • Knowledge on any of the signaling sub-system such as Train control systems, wayside Interlocking and supervision systems
  • Worked on Signaling Design including Installation, Testing and commissioning

Software skills (VBA, CAD, Visio, MS-office and Excel).


Competencies & Skills

  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor and concision
  • Adhering to Engineering planning and deliverables
  • Competent to interact with signaling sub-system across the project team for technical convergence.
  • Capability to analyze the technical queries from project team.
  • Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking



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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