Schematics & Apparatus Engineer (Fixed-Term)

Date: 09-Feb-2019

Location: Johannesburg, GT, South Africa

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Purpose of the Job:

Design of Electrical Schematics and Cabling of the train, which  included design of low voltage functional (relay) circuitry.  Specification and verification of electrical components.



  • Defines, with support of the Control Engineer, the train schematic diagrams and cable loom design including HV, MV, LV and data network cabling.
  • Defines the cabling space allocation with Train Design Engineer, and subsequent main geometrical harness characteristics and mechanical integration requirements.
  • Drafts the equipment & electrical apparatus list
  • Is able to select appropriate basic electrical components (relays, connectors, switches, lights, fans, etc.) as well as write the electrical specifications of the components
  • Drafts the key elements of the cabling verification plan, focusing on the main technical risks
  • Deploys and applies the Electrical Standard Design Processes and tools (E3S and ELSA).
  • Organizes Design / Verification reviews and provides the associated reports.
  • Initiates action plans to solve issues
  • Supports Manufacturing, Sourcing, Commissioning, Warranty and Maintenance Services on Electrical Engineering issues as required.


Performance Measurement

  • On-time delivery of schematic modifications and designs
  • Compliance with the identified requirements
  • Timely treatment of open issues


Education and Experience

  1. N4 minimum in Electrical
  2. At least 2 years of electrical CAD experience in a large industrial project (railway background advantageous)
  3. Previous CAD experience in low voltage relay circuit design.



Alstom is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer of women and minorities.  
Alstom is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


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