Subsystem Specialist (m/f/d)

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Date: 07-Oct-2021

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:173920 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Subsystem Specialist 

Location: Germany, Mannheim

Multiple locations



Join us as a Subsystem Specialist and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role in Mannheim, Germany as a technology leader in one of the following; Brakes and Pneumatics; Traction and Batteries; Door Systems ; HVAC ; Telematics / On Train Off- train communications;  Bogies and Wheelsets; Diesel Gearbox / Transmission ; Couplers and Gangways; Interiors / Cabs. 


About the role

The role will part of a Global community of specialist systems engineers to provide a pool of engineers with an availability to support the organization in the delivery of product development / improvement or maintenance optimization opportunities.


You will be the Design Authority for your specific subsystem within the Services Product Line across Alstom Fleets and provide technical leadership, expertise and technical governance to deliver R&D, Maintenance, Product Development and Safety improvement opportunities.



•    Provide technical leadership, expertise and technical governance to bids and projects.  

•    Close engagement with supply chain to identify emerging technologies applicable to Alstom legacy fleets. Build relationships and develop sub-systems strategic road maps with global sub-system supply chain leads. 

•    Promote best practice at subsystem level, promoting standardized cross platform solutions, modifications, upgrades, optimizations, cost reduction and maintenance practice.

•    Support the product line organization in the delivery of product development / improvement or maintenance optimization opportunities. 

•    Identify subsystems affected by safety issues and ensure common response and mitigations across fleets / platforms. 

•    Provide Systems engineering expertise to support the regions in their response to safety bulletins, supporting risk assessments, and root cause analysis sessions using recognized techniques and endorsement of associated engineering change.

•    Drive in-house overhaul or spares capability at sub-system level.

•    Identify existing sub systems architecture by fleet and set up a sub-system engineering community, and standardized reporting (establish user groups and links with regional projects).

•    Leverage global sub-system usage to drive supplier improvement programs. 

•    Work with the wider organization to understand subsystem performance / failure trends to prioritize action. 

•    Anticipate and resolve critical systems obsolescence issues applicable to your sub system and to support the development of any resulting engineering change.



•    Engineering Degree.

•    Technical oversight of complex projects.

•    Bidding experience.

•    Competency mapping of key sub systems and the associated development of expertise (WCE//TECP)2.

•    Technical leadership and governance experience to support the R&D Work packages in developing projects to enhance the sub-system performance. 

•    REX Mgt and best practice for sub-systems.

•    English fluent (other languages are an advantage).



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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