Power Supply Lead Design Engineer (Traction)

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Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Istanbul, 34, TR

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Purpose of the Job: As “Power Supply lead Design Engineer _Traction”, in the context of projects; you will be performing the basic and detailed traction power supply engineering activities of a project (metro, tramway or mainline).

And assist the “Project Power Supply Engineering Manager_ PrEM ” in his role of performing overall power supply project engineering.

Manage all the traction power supply interfaces with internal departments, Civil and MEP partners/contractors and other externals interfaces.

Support technically site installation and testing and commissioning teams.


Organization Reporting:

The position reports hierarchically to the “Power Supply Engineering Manager_ PrEM”.


Network & Links

The “Power Supply lead engineer Traction ” will liaise with:

•             Engineering: Power supply engineering team + other engineering teams,

•             Project: Project management team,

•             Site: Construction + tests and commissioning teams,

•             External interface: Suppliers + Subcontractors + Customer + Partners,

•             Regional Centres.



Performance Measurement/KPI’s

The “Power Supply Lead Engineer Traction” work will be evaluated according to the following points:

•             On-time delivering: 100%,

•             Respect of Design For Quality milestones: 100% Go On Time, in accordance with the standards or rules of his Metier,

•             Respect of performances of the system provided: 100%,

•             Quality of the works performed in the frame of Central function.



As “Power Supply lead engineer Traction ” in project:

  • Lead the Traction power supply  engineering department and Ensure the implementation of the projects according to the design for quality standards. Propose product  in terms of performance and reliability solutions.
  • Perform the traction power supply (AC and DC for METRO , tram and mainline ) basic engineering activities of a project:
  • Provide inputs and validate the traction simulation .
  • Provide electrical architectures, technical specifications, functional specifications and interface specifications, clause by clause and identify gaps
  • Perform the Traction power supply (AC and DC for Metro  , Tram and mainline )  detailed engineering activities of a project:
  • Responsible for  writing and modifying  calculation notes ..
  • Identifying and manage the interfaces required between Traction power and other sub system and systems.
  • Defining the traction power   architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements , Writing sub-system specification and architecture..
  • Provide method statements , testing procedure , trainings as per the project requirements
  • Writes the Technical Purchasing Specification .
  • Evaluate the supplier offer and documents , define the standards and requirements to the supplier , validate and patriciate in the factory acceptance test and coordinate / manage the supplier.
  • Responsible for V&V activities like Defining and performing verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation
  • Responsible for: Technical open issues resolution  at site , from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure,
  • Responsible in providing technical  support to Construction and Test and Commissioning teams , when required participate in site testing and commissioning  .
  • Responsible for: Performing reporting at project level ( KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports)
  • Supporting PrEM  for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process ,QCD optimisation and participate in design review.
  • Participate to the As-built documentation drawings modifications.
  • Providing Return of experience to be implemented in Reference Solutions
  • Assist and  coordination / interfaces with:
    • The region and central engineering team/experts,          
    • The others sub-systems of the project, particularly: Systems, RAMS , EMC, Procurements , contacts civil works, etc...
    • The customer,
    • The project management team,
    • The suppliers, the subcontractors, and the partners.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Graduated from engineering school in electrical systems,
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical engineering,
  • Working knowledge in DC and AC traction with minimum 3 years in Metro/tram traction Power Design  .
  • Expertise related to the Traction simulation and sizing calculation
  • Good knowledge of electrical installation and Site Testing and commissioning 
  • Autonomy, motivated, initiative, and interested in technical topics,
  • Fluent  English

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