Platform Technical Engineer (Junior)

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Date: 03-Jun-2022

Location: HENNIGSDORF, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:268565 

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: Platform Technical Engineer (Junior)

Main responsIbities                                                    

  • To support the Program Manager and Platform Technical Manager/ Director in the :
    • Surveying & analyzing the competitor solutions
    • Analyzing the technical market needs
    • Vigilance on the rationalization of the technical solutions (no redundancies)
    • Definition and validation of the Innovation and R&D allocations per Product
    • During product development phase on technical issues and to reach technical performance


Purpose of the job: 


  • Representing Platform for technical issues in pretender & tender phase 
  • Representing Platform for technical issues during product development phase, following product performance achievement and collecting REX
  • Supporting platform technical R&D activities
  • Supporting platform technical sustaining activities 
  • Support in setting-up the product strategy
  • Provide technical support for product marketing & portfolio and competitiveness & standardization
  • Collaborating with platform sourcing & industrialization to improve products
  • Support Product and Market & Portfolio Directors about the communication on Products
  • Propose improvement actions per product and solution and support the Competitiveness Director for their implementation
  • Manage technical R&D and sustaining programs:
    • Coordination of the complete technical R&D process (PAB, PRB, FFT)
    • To validate technical decision during R&D Gate Reviews
    • Promotion of innovating ideas
    • Management of technical 3Y R&D Plan       
  • Tenders:
    • To provide technical analysis.
    • Support for the Validation selected tenders: consistency between gap analysis, product choice, carry-over level, QCD
    • Challenge technical part of RAMP
    • Propose improvements for technical compliance and technical evaluations
  • Organization:
    • Support to the Engineering Departments in the staffing analysis
    • Proposing PDO set-up for product, tenders and projects                                          


  • Successfully completed studies in a technical field (rail vehicle technology, electrical engineering or similar) and first professional experience
  • Junior position: first professional experience in Engineering position in a Railway, aerospace or heavy equipment industry



  • Technical skills (wide range from Electrical, SW Control and Mechanical) preferably in Railway industry and in particular in propulsion and/ or energy domains: Traction Systems, motors and bogies, auxiliaries, traction batteries
  • Business (economical) acumen
  • Able to demonstrate management and co-ordination skills with ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet the deadline.
  • Able to work in an international, multisite and matrix organization structure.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in German and English



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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