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Date: 27-May-2023

Location: Mannheim, DE

Company: Alstom

System Engineer for Locomotives (m/f/d)


Have you ever wanted to build a locomotive? Then join our System Engineering department as V.I.E System Engineer in Mannheim

As a system engineer, you are responsible for designing locomotive systems including subsystems, their interaction and subsystem functions. Since a train is a complex assembly of mechanical, electrical and electronic components, the main task of the system engineer is to develop a system that meets customer requirements, covers standards and regulations and makes maximum use of Alstom’s standard components.


The system engineer has multiple interfaces within the organization such as a link to the project engineer to understand the customer expectations, to the detailed design departments for the creation of schematics and physical integration. Also a close collaboration with the software development for the implementation of the functional requirements. After that the system engineer interacts with the authorization engineers to get the locomotive authorized in all required countries.


Task description

  • Analysis, consolidation and definition of assigned requirements at vehicle and subsystem level
  • Elaboration of concepts and designs, coordinated with the team to find the most suitable architecture that meets the needs and requirements
  • Creation of functional specifications including derived requirements for electrical architecture, train control (software) and subsystems
  • Subsystem integration through technical requirements documentation, hardware and software interface management, type testing
  • Support in the validation of the functional design including the creation of test specifications
  • Support testing in laboratories as well as on the vehicle
  • Manage configurations and changes to ensure baseline integrity



  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of relevant norms and standards would be a benefit.
  • System thinking capability
  • Good System Engineering related experience
  • Model based development would be beneficial
  • Fluent English is mandatory, German would be beneficial.
  • DOORS know how would beneficial
  • Curious for the product and its development
  • Good communication, collaborative and intercultural skills
  • Good Entrepreneurship (Proactive, autonomous and positive)
  • Agile. Excited to experience and adapt to a fast paced, changing environment
  • Even if you don’t know everything, you’re ready to learn further by yourself as well as in a network with others to improve your competencies and, on your strongest competencies, to advise and train others.


 Interested? Then send us your application.

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