Traction Control Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: 25-Sep-2022

Location: Mannheim, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:278561




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.



Join us as Traction Control Engineer based in Mannheim, Germany





Purpose of the Job:


Participate to the complete development cycle of the embedded software for Traction converter, by assuring the works of specification, design and make the tuning of the software of Command-Control following the standard 50657, within the framework of national or international rail projects.


Collaborating with the Traction System Engineer and the Software Engineers, the Traction Control engineer define the Software Functional Requirement for traction applicative software, based on the System Requirements Specification document (SyRS).






  • Respect and apply the EHS rules.
  • Respect the design and EN50657 internal process.
  • Work on many projects and manage the priorities.
  • Establish the documents of specification for functional needs of the traction/auxiliary system, in agreement with the requirements of the customer and the constraints of Reliability / Availability / Maintainability / Safety (RAMS).
  • Interact with the internal or final customer to explain the solutions, during technical reviews.
  • Coordinate the development of the Command-control with the whole train.
  • Participate in the elaboration of the diagrams of electrical principle (Low Voltage system).
  • Write the specifications of software interfaces and equipment.
  • Write the specifications of the software for the electronic command.
  • Realize the adjustment of command-control with PC, real time simulatior or on target and manage the modifications.
  • Support the commissioning and software Teams:  participate in the integration and in the global validation of the software, as well as in the tests on train.
  • Participate in audits within the framework of the software certifications.
  • Respect the QCD and update the indicators of traction control activity.
  • Participate in the technical meeting under responsibility of Traction System Engineer of the project (design reviews,…).
  • Analyses issues related to control software throughout train lifetime and capitalizes the return of experience.
  • For the responsible of the workload activity:
  • Insure the reporting to the PreM, TrSE and Team Leader.
  • Manage project Traction Control team.
  • Manage Traction Control development planning in agreement with project planning.
  • Organize Functional requirement description with the software teams (design and validation) in term of planning according to the project requirements.
  • Organize and realize the follow-up of activities placed under your responsibility (budget and workloads), following the criteria: Quality, Cost, Delay (QCD).
  • Insure technical interfaces with subcontractors team and delivery acceptation on control development project, respecting Alstom processes and legislation rules.



Knowledge & Experience:


  • 2-3 years of experience in system design or automation.
  • Basic knowledge of power converters, IGBT devices, traction systems and asynchronous motors.
  • Advanced knowledge of control techniques.
  • Good knowledge in software development techniques.
  • Good C and C++ knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of simulation tools.
  • Basic knowledge of measurement techniques and systems acquisition.
  • Basic knowledge in configuration management principle.
  • Basic knowledge in requirement traceability principle.
  • Good German & English oral & written expression.


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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