Safety Assurance Engineer

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Date: 4 May 2024

Location: Porto, PT

Company: Alstom


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 


Job Title

Safety Assurance Engineer (SAE)


Duration ------- Location

Permanent ---- Porto or Lisbon


Purpose of the Job

  • Perform the activities (under the governance/guidance of the PSAM) related to safety assurance in the projects.
  • Has a working knowledge of Safety Methods: Safety Plan, Preliminary Hazard Analysis PHA, Failure Modes and Effects Critical Analysis FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis FTA, Interface Hazard Analysis IHA, Operation & Support Hazard Analysis OSHA, Safety related Item List SRIL, Hazard Log HL, V&V Safety Report, and Safety Case.



  • Provide technical expertise/guidance and support at every step of the product/project life cycle: from tender, design, commissioning and warranty.
  • Detailed objectives will be set by the RC-SAM.



Success will be determined by a variety of measurements including :

  • No “NO GO” for Safety reasons in Gate Reviews.
  • Assessment Findings: low rework due to External / Internal Assessments.
  • Late Safety Requirements Identification.
  • Safety Findings: Quality of the inputs.
  • Project completed on time and at budget.
  • Client comfortable with ALSTOM’s approach.
  • Completeness and acceptance of the project Safety Case.
  • Safety Related Application Conditions (SRACs) management with Operator, Maintenance and Infrastructure.
  • Quality of working relationships with Project/Product/Engineering team and site safety officers.
  • Lowering the cost of project safety while maintaining safety standard of the project: reference libraries optimization.



  • Deliver/perform Safety analysis under the guidance of the PSAM, with the strict application of process as per Signalling Safety Instruction
  • Participate to the elaboration of the Safety Reports and the Safety Case under the guidance of the PSAM
  • Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project / system / product
  • Attend periodic Safety Reviews
  • Support actions contributing to close the findings of the assessors (Internal or External)


Educational Requirements

  • Engineering degree.
  • Specific training in Railway Safety Domain.
  • English is mandatory.


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in Safety Assurance in connected Railway Signalling Safety Projects.
  • Experience in Signalling interlocking projects.
  • Successful experience in working in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment.


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Positive personality.
  • Rigorous and reliable.
  • Promote teamwork and communication.
  • Planning culture, committed to deliver on time.


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Good practice of dependability study techniques (PHA, SHA, FMECA, FTAs, …)
  • Practical experience of European and International Technical Standards (e.g. CENELEC 50126, 50128, 50129).
  • Proven experience in Safety Case delivery to final customer.
  • Experience with external Independent Safety Assessment (ISAs).
  • Technical knowledge in signalling principles for interlocking is mandatory.
  • Technical knowledge in ETCS-Trackside L1 and L2 subsystem and ETCS Onboard is desired.
  • Technical knowledge in CBTC is desired.


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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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