System / Test Engineer

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Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: Plymouth, GB

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, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.



What if you could help a leading company create the most efficient and secure digital mobility systems for tomorrow?


We are currently looking for a System / Test Engineer in Plymouth.


Your mission:

  • Performing system integration as well as creating, executing, analyzing and document system testing 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 behavior.
    • 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.
    • Understanding of requirements for the creation and execution of integration test cases and system test cases.
    • You will work as part of the systems integration and test team.
    • Documenting test procedures and test script in test specifications, executing the tests, fault finding and analysis.
  • Establishing strict and efficient collaboration with hardware and software engineers.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Test planning
  • Verification testing
  • Analyzing safety and functional compliance
  • Document activities to a standard in line with SIL4 product
  • Debug/fault find for 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.


Your experience and qualifications :

  • Educational requirements:
    • HNC in Electronics Engineering or other relevant disciplines
    • BSc in Electronics Engineering or other relevant disciplines – desirable.
  • Desirable experience:
    • Experience in railways industry or in industry with similar requirements (aeronautics, automotive, military)
    • Vital hardware development.
  • Competencies & Skills:
    • Familiarity with laboratory equipment (digital multimeter, oscilloscope, basic tools, …); this experience can be gathered also when at school
    • Familiarity and passion for electronics (PCB, PCBa, …). Confidence in the 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.



Why Alstom?


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?


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.


We are acting…



You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans

You are a problem solver

You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



You accept differences

You excel in collaboration and


You actively support inclusion



Safety first

You are all responsible to make it happen

You adhere to the highest ethics and compliance rules



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