System / Test Engineer

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Date: 30-Jul-2022

Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:240321 

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.



Purpose of the job


Perform System Integration as well as Create, Execute, Analyze and Document System Tests for complete Track Circuit and Telemetry Systems in a Laboratory Environment.


  • The type of testing includes, but is not limited to: Integration Testing, Functional Testing, Non-functional Testing, Boundary Testing, Error-handling Testing,
  • Performance Testing, Scenario-based Testing and Validation Testing. Furthermore, the task will be to re-create scenarios from the field operating environment with the ability to analyze logs and interpret complex system behaviour is valuable for this position.
  • A certain amount of work in the field could be required as part of the role, therefore travelling to domestic and foreign work sites and work outside regular office hours could be requested. 
  • Keen interest in the discipline of test and verification Understanding of requirements for the creation and execution of Integration Test Cases and System Test Cases.
  • The jobholder will be multi-skilled and required to work as part of the Systems Integration and Test Team.
  • The position entails documenting test procedures and test script in test specifications, executing the tests, fault finding and analysis. Since Test Specifications, Test Records and Test Reports are documented in English, good English skills are required


Establish strict and efficient collaboration with Hardware and Software Engineer.


Main responsibilities


  • Test planning
  • Verification testing
  • Analyse Safety and Functional Compliance
  • Document activities to a standard in line with SIL4 product
  • Debug/Fault Find new and existing systems
  • Performance measurements:
  • Actual vs planned number of development runs
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Number of non-detected issue, detected after end of component verification


Educational requirements


  • HNC in Electronics Engineering or other relevant disciplines
  • BSc in Electronics Engineering or other relevant disciplines – desirable




  • Proven electronic lab experience: Debugging HW and SW faults & Writing technical reports
  • Experience in railways industry or in industry with similar requirements (aeronautics, automotive, military) - desirable
  • Vital hardware development – desirable


Competencies & Skills


  • Good literacy in IT and with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of UNIX system will be beneficial.
  • Understanding of CAD including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Extensive experience in handling and troubleshooting PCBa
  • Great confidence in analysis of electronic schematics and layouts.
  • Knowledge of computer programming (mainly C), and capability to debug code.
  • Good written English communication skills
  • Ability to work with other engineering teams



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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