System Engineer

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Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Hornell, NY, US

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age. As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people. Visit to learn more about our business.

System Engineer


She/He will, by the delegation of Train System Engineer (TSE), specificaly one or several train functions, and associated sub-system(s) at train level and lead technically the engineering studies to reach teh required performances at train level.

List of typical Functions at train level:

  • Carry and enclose te load
  • Protect against Fire
  • Provide comfort to passenger and crew
  • Inform passenger
  • Provide access and loading
  • Connect vehicle and consist
  • Provide traction and energy for auxiliaries
  • Provide mechanical braking
  • Control - monitor - diagnostic
  • Guide the train on the track
  • Integrate the train in the system

On sites, the System Engineer (SE) in charge on bought subsystem/component perform development activities as for Central SSE Doors / AGTU / Brake Control / HVAC / Battery / Pantograph / Toilets / Seats / Floors & Windows.



Performance Measurement/KPI's

  • Adhesion to baseline on requirements and TS deliverables KPI of PrEM Dashboard
  • TS Dashboard
  • On-time Delivery



On the function for which She/He is in charge, the System Engineer:

Technical missions

Responsible for:

  • Performing the transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists
  • Performing requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer
  • Defining the Train System architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements
  • Performing train system FMECA in coordination with RAMS team
  • Ensuring consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications
  • Writing sub-system specification and architecture description (RSAD2) in collaboration with the SSE/PU/TCE according to train level architecture.
  • Fill the Entry "connector" to question the TSS catalog
  • For non catalog components, under TSS design authority:
    • Writes the Technical Purchasing Specification (TPS0 - Short Specification) when needed.
    • Writes the TPS1 for supplier consultation and manages technical contact (TPS2) until design has been frozen.
    • Drives technical relationships with suppliers with close management of QCD commitments (CbC), risks & validation (including Design Reviews with suppliers).
  • Supporting TSE to define applicable train configuration
  • Ensuring coordination between TSS/PU/Metier on interfaces, performances, techinical issues resolution during detailed design phase.
  • On TSE request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support.


V&V activities

Responsible for:

  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation teams and TSS Team and Participating Units.
  • Writing the train level test specifications
  • Ensuring the train integration and tuning


During train revenue service

Responsible for:

  • Technical open issues resolution on TSE request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure.


QCD and reporting

Responsible for:

  • Performing reporting at project level (to TSE, via KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports)
  • Supporting TSE for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process and QCD optimisation.
  • Providing Return of Experience (RoE) to be implemented in Reference Solutions.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree of Science of Engineering
  • More than 2 years in Railways Engineering
  • English Fluent
  • Communication skills managing multiple stakeholders including other sites, locations and countries
  • Organization and prioritize skills

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.



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