System Engineer

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Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: York (GB), GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:393082 

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


A Systems Engineer participates in the development, adaptation, introduction, sustaining and support of signalling interlocking products, software and processes in the UK market. This portfolio currently includes SSI, SMARTLOCK (2oo3 platform), Smart Gateway, SmartIO and MooN platform along with their associated processes. The role includes the capturing of requirements, product and tool development and/or adaptation for the UK market, product introduction (including supporting the Network Rail product acceptance process) and product support (project delivery and end customer support).





Participate in the development, adaptation, introduction and systems delivery elements of SSI and SMARTLOCK products, systems and processes (SML 400, MooN, Smart Gateway, SmartIO, Support System, Test Environment, Auto Testing) for signalling systems in the UK and Ireland.


Participate in the development and / or improvement of tools and processes within the business including requirements capture, planning, specifications, design, implementation, testing and roll out. Assist in ensuring that tools and processes remain fit for purpose and enable continuous improvement of them by leading regular reviews and proactively suggesting and implementing improvements.





  • Ensure delivery of standardised objectives and optimum systems solutions on allocated projects.
  • Delivery of project solutions ensuring focus on reliability, maintainability and safety principles.
  • Participate in the development of new systems solutions.
  • Support to safety assurance on the application CSM on allocated projects / products including the development of Generic and Specific Application Safety Cases.
  • Work with the Systems Engineering Manager to establish matters of best practice.
  • Participate in systems integration, project deliverables, associated sub-systems and validation of technical documentation in order to verify product and project compliance.
  • Support the project in the field by providing second line product support to customers.
  • Attendance at business and technical briefings.





  • Number of delivery activities delivered on time and to budget
  • Number of development activities delivered on time and to budget
  • Number of in service defects closed out on time




postholder requirements




  • A high skill level of computer and software literacy
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision Making
  • Technical report writing



  • HND level education in an engineering related subject, preferably such as electrical engineering / software / systems engineering or equivalent.



  • Knowledge of client and systems standards and legislation.
  • Knowledge of the UK railway safety approval processes.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and good understanding of relevant systems and software tools and the aptitude to develop skills further.





  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Ability to liaise with all stakeholders including customers, supplier and project delivery staff


  • MEng or BEng level education in an engineering related subject, preferably control systems / electrical engineering / software / systems engineering or equivalent.
  • Member of an engineering institute



  • Experience working in a railway systems engineering environment.
  • Knowledge of UK railway safety approval processes.
  • Experience with Alstom products and technology

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. 


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident Leader' 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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