Senior Propulsion & Green Mobility System Engineer

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Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: Naperville, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:261902 

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 

The Senior Propulsion & Green Mobility System Engineer is responsible for delivering high performance engineering solutions within agreed timelines and budget to support business and broad company objectives.


In this role you demonstrate knowledge and capability across a range of vehicle Propulsion systems with the aptitude to embrace new challenges and subject matter as required by the project. You also have experience with vehicle systems and components that typically interface with Propulsion systems such as Friction Brakes, Auxiliaries, Batteries, High Voltage circuitry or speed sensors.


You define functional, electrical, and mechanical requirements for the Propulsion system in line with the train architecture and customer requirements. You also work in compliance with engineering processes and regulatory standards. You are confident in writing detailed system requirements specifications and in leading internal and customer system design reviews.


You are able to coordinate System Engineers in the development and integration of railway vehicle systems. You ensure they have the required technical understanding of the solution and overall architecture. When necessary you provide them with technical mentorship and guidance on best design practices, including statutory & regulatory standards.


You support Alstom’s sustainable mobility strategy in delivering innovative and environmentally friendly solutions. You provide technical expertise on green and mobility products, mainly for the Propulsion system by assessing their feasibility and complexity. You ensure each solution is adequate and provide estimated associated cost and schedule for its development.


You also work with Train Control and Schematics engineers to ensure electrical functions and systems interfaces are adequately integrated. You support system design Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety analysis. When necessary you assist the Production Line, Procurement and Quality teams with technical support.


Ultimately you are accountable for the Propulsion system global performance. You develop system verification plans & procedures, and support the test team with train-level validation. You ensure each system requirement is properly incorporated, verified and functional.

You organize and structure your personal workload to achieve consistent on-time delivery against the Engineering plan and with the support of the Train System Domain Leader.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Technically leading the whole Propulsion system design lifecycle from conceptual solution to serial production phase
  • Ensuring system proper integration within the vehicle, as well as design compliance with applicable standards for safety, reliability, maintainability
  • Providing technical expertise on Propulsion and vehicle systems in general to support Alstom’s sustainable mobility strategy
  • Coordinating system engineers in the development of complex engineering solutions and providing them with technical mentorship as applicable
  • Reporting project progress and supporting the Train System Engineer with design optimization and risks mitigation.
  • Ensuring complete implementation and functional verification of all system requirements
  • Applying Train System metier processes as defined by Domain Leader with associated methodologies and tools to ensure efficiency within project execution
  • Challenging project peers while improving processes and proposing optimizations. Promoting continuous improvement initiatives


Travel of up to 10% may be required to support business meetings, Production Line support, or validation and test activities. 


What do I need to qualify for this job?

In this role, you are expected to build effective working relationships across a diverse engineering team, with the ultimate goal of delivering complex and innovative engineering solutions that meet our customer needs.


The Senior Propulsion & Green Mobility System Engineer ensures that comprehensive and effective solutions are defined and is accountable for overall system performance and integration. In this role you also ensure deliverables are provided in line with schedule and financial aspects.


You are versatile, autonomous, resourceful, with hands-on experience and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.


Minimum Qualifications  

  • At least ten years of experience in railway vehicle Propulsion systems engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent combination of training
  • Experience with 3D CAD for both mechanical and electrical applications.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with railway vehicle systems integration
  • Experience with train pneumatic circuits and braking systems
  • Experience with systems software design and associated processes or standards (ISO/IEC 15288)
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  


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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