HVAC System Engineer

Date: 14-Aug-2019

Location: La Rochelle, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:50938 


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 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Alstom La Rochelle site and its Engineering department is looking for an HVAC System Engineer.


The site of La Rochelle is the Alstom global centre of excellence for the design and manufacture of very high speed trains and Citadis tramways. With 1100 employees, it is one of Alstom's 12 industrial sites in France.


Purpose of the Job

By delegation of Train System Engineer, the System Engineer must specify one or several functions at train level and lead technically the engineering studies to reach the required performances at train level.




On the function  for which he is in charge (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), the System Engineer is in charge of following tasks.


Technical missions:

  • 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 in collaboration with the Sub-System Engineer  / Participating Unit / Train Control Engineer according to train level architecture
  • Supporting the Train System Engineer to define the applicable train configuration
  • Ensuring coordination between Train Sub-System /Participating Unit / Metier on interfaces, performances, technical issues resolution during detailed design phase.
  • On Train System Engineer request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support.


Validation & Verification activities:

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


During train revenue service:

  • Technical open issues resolution on Train System Engineer request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure


Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) and reporting:

  • Performing reporting at project level (to Train System Engineer, 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 :

  • General technical competencies
  • More than 2 years in Railways engineering
  • Experience of HVAC of 3 to 5 years a real plus
  • Ability to communicate in English (writing and speaking)
  • Good communication skills

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: HVAC, Operations

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