RAM Engineer

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Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Madrid, MD, ES

Company: Alstom

Req ID:448720 

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time RAM Engineer in Madrid we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your RAMS expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.

You'll oversee carrying out the RAM activities, such as: RAM Plan, RAM report, product or system-level RAM prediction, RAM Monitoring plan and reports, RAM demonstration test plan and reports, and other deliverables described in the RAM Instruction. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (project management, warranty, procurement, etc.), apply the RAM Process and Methods Work Method Statements and Guidelines and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of carrying out RAM related activities in Projects & Programs in line with QCD objectives and looking for optimization of RAM performance while being mindful of other constraints (such as life cycle cost, safety, standards, etc.), but also making Design recommendations based on RAM studies (Application of ‘Design for Reliability’ and ‘Design for Maintainability’ guidelines) and verifying adequacy of architecture choices to System or Product RAM targets.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Specify and oversee RAM demonstration tests when required.
  • During the operation and maintenance phase, validate field failure data collected by the Warranty team and issues the 2-page RAM monitoring reports; supplies them to the RAM RoX Leader of the CoE; supplies necessary inputs to compute accurate RAM KPIs, etc.
  • In close coordination with the Quality function, you’ll take part in the reliability growth management process.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Engineering degree.
  • Desirable: Degree in Dependability (RAM).
  • RAM or RAMS function –  profile with at least two years of experience in the field.
  • Railway signalling - profile with at least four years of experience in the railway industry.
  • Desirable: knowledge of architecture and functionality of railway signalling systems, electronics engineering, software engineering and maintenance and Integrated Logistic Support.
  • Good bases in probability & statistics. Basic knowledge of data science methods & tools (data mining, machine learning, etc) would be a plus.
  • Good competencies in RAM analysis and prediction techniques on Systems & Products.
  • Good competencies in RAM monitoring & demonstration (from field data).
  • Good knowledge of Signaling principles, architecture and functionality.
  • Teamwork.
  • Computer literacy. Knowledge of programming languages would be a plus: VBA, C++, R, Python, etc.
  • Language skills: A full proficient use of English is mandatory to be able to write and explain RAM studies internally and externally. Any other language (especially French) is a plus.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with new security standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our cooperative working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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