Rolling Stock System Engineer

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Date: 16-Jul-2019

Location: La Rochelle, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:51624 


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.

With 1100 employees, La Rochelle is one of Alstom’s 12 industrial sites in France. It is Alstom’s global centre of excellence for the design and manufacture of very high speed trains and Citadis trams.

The Engineering Department is looking for a System Engineer.


Purpose of the Job

By delegation of Train System Engineer, specify one or several train 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, the System Engineer is responsible of the following.


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 Train Control Engineer and Train System Engineer according to train level architecture

• Supporting Train System Engineer to define applicable train configuration

• Ensuring coordination between Supplier/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 and Sub-System.

• Writing the train level test specifications

• Ensuring the train integration and tuning.


During train revenue service


• Technical open issues resolution, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure,


Quality, Cost, Delivery


• Supporting Train System Engineer 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' experience in Railways engineering
  • Able to communicate in English
  • 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​

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