System Engineer

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Date: 12-Nov-2022

Location: Madrid, ES

Company: Alstom

Req ID:341914 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Business Title: System Engineer

Location: Madrid/MV49

Duration: Permanent


In the frame of deployment activities for Signalling Projects, system engineer is in charge of all System activities and is responsible of the QCD on System deliveries.

  • To analyze the input needs (external or internal) and requirements, and design the solution by re-using existing solutions, or by developing a new solution, or adapting an existing one.
  • To ensure proper integration of subsystems and external stakeholders, in order to provide fluidity in the implementation of the delivered System (project technical solution).
  • To formalize and maintain the system specifications (operational, functional, and constructional), application rules, and supporting processes descriptions and their associated verification, validation and assessments.
  • To contribute to the project deployment strategy, defining the baselining of the Project at system level.



As member of the project engineering team:

  • Apply process, methods and tools as referenced by the project plans
  • Apply the engineering process
  • Contribute to the system design and specification according to the deployment strategy established in the Project Engineering Management Plan
  • Lead system design activities:
    • Capture, analyze, clarify and correctly allocate of customer requirements.
    • Contribution to gap analysis between tender solution and customer requirements.
    • Define System and provide guidelines for Sub-Subsystems implementation rules in line with system requirements.
    • Manage properly changes and associated impacts. Ensure that the system technically fulfils the defined needs and enhancements (change requests) and that a proper system engineering approach is being followed.
    • Complete coverage of interfaces (internal and external).
    • Definition of HW and SW products system configuration.
    • Design for safety (when required) and RAM compliance.
    • Coordinate with subsystem technical leaders, RAM, safety, V&V project teams, and product development teams, to ensure specifications completeness and acceptance.
    • Organize, conduct, and/or participate to technical reviews (design reviews, document reviews) including consultation to end-users, experts, according to specific needs and domains competencies relevance
    • Participate to the material selection and procurement activities as required for the system delivery.
    • Contribute to continuous improvement (Return of Experience process, …).
    • Contribute to workload estimations for the deliverables of his scope.
    • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
    • Management of product/subsystem suppliers. Requirement specification, Clause by Clause, and deliverables follow-up.
  • Specify system deliverables:
    • Produce the Customer Requirements Specification and the requirement capture file including the requirements allocation to the subsystems.
    • Formalize and maintain the system specification, system documents, including plans, specifications and other technical documents, according to applicable templates content.
    • Elaborate the System Design of the Project. Define the System Architecture for different scopes and technical solutions.
    • Release Interfaces Management Matrix, to define and manage the external and internal interfaces (between Sub-Systems, Sub-contractors, Products).
    • Define Functional Specification and Operation Context Description.
    • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of the System Baselines, analyze and implement Change Requests.
    • Prepare and participate in Design Reviews.
    • Coordinate with project team members to implement design and work through design revisions
    • Ensures traceability through-out the formal documentation, up to the input needs (input specifications, change requests)
    • Ensures verifications (document reviews, peer reviews) of system specifications
    • Put work deliverables under configuration management

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Engineer profile is a must.
  • 5-10 years experienced previous in similar position
  • Previous experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Previous rail industry experience is mandatory, particularly in Mainline ADIF projects tender and execution.
  • Knowledge on Engineering tasks to be performed
  • System Engineering knowledge
  • High English level is a must 
  • Fluent in French is desirable

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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