Railway System Engineer

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Date: 30 May 2024

Location: Madrid, M, ES

Company: Alstom

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 Railway System Engineer in Madrid we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your Railway System Engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside outstanding teammates.


You'll specify the standard architectures of one or several System Architecture Areas (SAA) and define the Metier referentials and ensure a technical expertise for the projects (deployment, tailoring standard solutions, solving technical problems…). Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business Design, Engineering, Project Management, Quality and much more.


You’ll specifically take care of performing subsystem/component development activities and contributing to the purchasing of subsystems/components developed by suppliers ensuring its delivery according to the quality, cost, delivery and performance (QCDP) commitment in the project.


We’ll look to you for:


Technical missions
Responsible for:

  • Performing technical requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer, then the developed requirements allocation to the various subsystems
  • Performing the transverse requirement development and allocation to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists,
  • Defining the Train System architecture, operational modes and functionalities
  • Ensuring consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications,
  • Writing sub-system specification (RSL2, TPS) and, if needed sub-system architecture description (ADL2) according to train level system architecture.
  •  Fill the “Entry “connector” to question the catalog of standard products.
  • For non-catalog products, under Module authority:
    • Writing the Tender Technical Purchasing Specification in bid phase.
    • Writing the TPS1 for supplier consultation and manages technical contact (TPS2) until design has been frozen
    • Driving technical relationships with suppliers with close management of QCD commitments (CbC), risks & validation (including Design Reviews with suppliers).
  • Supporting TPM to define applicable train configuration
  • Ensuring coordination between TxE/PU/Metiers on interfaces, performances, technical issues resolution during detailed design phase.
  • On TPM request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support.


V&V activities
Responsible for:

  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation teams and Participating Units.
  • Verify the System requirements definition and System Architecture design with all necessary verification means, including modelling and simulation means
  • Writing the train level test specifications
  • Ensuring the train integration and tuning.


During train revenue service
Responsible for:

  • Technical open issues resolution on TPM/TSE request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure,


QCD and reporting
Responsible for

  • Performing reporting at project level (to TPM/TSE, via KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports)
  • Supporting TPM/TSE for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process and QCD optimisation
  • Providing Return of Experience (RoE) to be implemented in standard solutions to improve their related Q, C &TD


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: 


  • Academic Background: Industrial Engineering or similar.
  • Experience: at least 2 years working on Railway System Architecture Process.


Desired Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of rail vehicles & sub-systems
  • Knowledge in CENELEC standards: EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50657.
  • Knowledge Common Safety Method (CSM) for risk evaluation and assessment according to Regulation (EU) Nº 402/2013 and (EU) Nº 2015/1136
  • Knowledge in Technical Specification for Interoperability relating to the ‘rolling stock — locomotives and passenger rolling stock’ and ‘control-command and signalling’ and National Regulations – Instrucciones Ferroviarias (IF).
  • Experience in management with independent assessment bodies for Safety (ISA/AsBo), TSI (NoBo), and national requirements (DeBo)
  • Knowledge in traction systems, train control.


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
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our pioneering 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!

Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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