Brake System Engineer

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Date: 18 May 2024

Location: Hyderabad, AP, IN

Company: Alstom

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 

Purpose of the Job

By delegation of Train System Engineer, specify one or several train functions, and associated sub-system(s) at train level and lead technically the engineering studies to reach the required performances at train level.


List of typical Functions at train level:

  • Carry and enclose the 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 in charge on bought subsystem/component perform development activities as for Central SSE Doors / AGTU / Brake Control / HVAC / Battery / Pantograph / Toilets / Seats / Floors & Windows

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, technical 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 to be implemented in Reference Solutions.


Knowledge & Experience:

Graduation in Engineering as minimum 7 yrs

 General technical competencies 

  • More than 3 years in Railways engineering (in AGTU / Brake Control / HVAC / Battery / Pantograph / Toilets /Ligting/Fire Detetction system)
  • Excellent control over English (Verbal and Written)
  • Communication skills

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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