Systems Engineer RER

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Date: 23-Jul-2022

Location: Jacksonville, FL, United States

Company: Alstom



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


Alstom has an opening for an Interlocking Systems Engineer, in its Jacksonville, FL, Rochester, NY, Melbourne, FL offices.



The Interlocking Systems Engineer will work as part of a team of system engineers to complete the specification, architecture, interface specifications, and system integration of interlocking systems and projects.

In this role you will provide all the necessary support to the System Engineering Manager (SEM) / Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) for the technical answers to the specific project needs. You will also provide some direction to junior engineers and work independently to complete project tasks.


Essential Responsibilities 

  • Translate customer needs into achievable system requirements
  • Develop the (sub)system architecture 
  • Develop interface specifications for external interfaces as well as interfaces between internal sub-systems
  • Ensure technical consistency and feasibility of sub-system requirements with sub-system team leaders
  • Ensure technical consistency with application engineering, product design, requirements management, safety, reliability, and V&V teams
  • Apply Alstom standard processes and contribute to continuous improvement efforts
  • Apply Procedures concerning Configuration, Documentation, and Change Control.
  • Support the project team for technical discussions with the customer.
  • Participate in internal technical meetings called by the PrEM or the Project Architect.
  • Develop the system documents, including plans, specifications, and other technical documents.
  • Develop interlocking cutover strategies which align with the project migration plan.
  • Ensure that the system performance fulfils the defined needs and enhancements (change requests) 
  • Apply the system engineering process
  • Perform block design tasks such as block layout, safe braking distance verification, runtime simulations, approach locking calculations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college with at least 4 years of System Engineering or Rail vehicle simulation modeling experience
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in systems engineering, block design simulations, or equivalent design experience


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to achieve results in a matrix environment 
  • Ability to understand and implement customer and industry standards
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, multi-site, global environment 
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong presence while in person and/or virtual meetings
  • Microsoft Office experience



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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