Mechanical Lead Engineer for TRAIN GENERAL STUDIES (M/F)

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Date: 03-May-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:180562 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Purpose of the Job

  • Managing General Studies resources, activities and deliverables on projects and tenders in compliance with QCD commitments.

  • Applying applicable Mechanical Domain instructions, processes & tools.


Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical Reporting: (Site) General Studies Domain Leader (GSDL)

  • Functional Reporting: Train Design Engineer (TDE)


Responsible for :  

  • Performing and managing the mechanical studies to define the main architecture of the train. It includes: Gauge calculation, weight balance, displacement of the car through the railway, train layouts and passengers access.

  • Defining and share with the Train Design Team the requirements which defines the architecture of the train, including the following tasks:

    o  clarifying requirements,

    o  synthetizing requirements,

    o  analysing & developing requirements,

    o  allocating requirements,

    o  proposing Means of Proof associated to Requirements

  • Defining with the Train Design Engineer and implement the list of installations which forms the train.

  • Managing the allocated volume and the interfaces for each installation on the 3D mock-up.

  • Managing the allocated weight for each installation.

  • Managing the preferential parts list for the projects.

  • Managing Tint & Colours data from Design and Stilling team

  • Performing project General Studies  activities in compliance with QCD commitments.

  • Planning and piloting General Studies activities and related deliverables on project taking into account applicable instructions/processes and other specific  Customer (internal or external) requirements.

  • Ensuring General Studies deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits.

  • Reporting on General Studies activities progress and alerting relevant N+1 in case of issue potentially impacting achievement of QCD commitments.

  • Checking availability on time of work package input data and escalate if necessary.

  • Checking sub-contractor's Design Quality

  • Preparing and documenting Mechanical Domain Design Reviews according to project schedule and following-up the main open actions.

  • Resolving Project Mechanical issues and  following challenging actions (single-domain)

  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on General Studies scope.

  • Reporting on Mechanical Domain activities progress, anticipating issues  and alerting if needed.

  • Verifying design via mock-ups or simulations.


Contributor for :

  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on Project Mechanical (multi-domains)

  • Perform quotation of engineering workpackage , upon request

  • Supporting Sourcing, Industrialization and Manufacturing teams during Production ramp-up.

  • Collaborating with MDL for continuous improvement of the Domain (including Retour of Experience)

  • Defining Mechanical Domain architecture taking into account weight, gauge, installation strategy, acoustics, eco design, ergonomics, aerodynamics, aeraulics…

  • Establishing Certification & Validation Plans for TD scope.


Your profile :

  • Mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 4 to 5 years of experience.

  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer) in an international environment.

  • Time management and reporting skill.

  • Sense of urgency / priority.

  • Customer & Product Focus.

  • Structured and organised with Hands-on approach.

  • Knowledge of CATIA V5.

  • Knowledge of DOORS software is appreciated.

  • English operational in read/writing and technical meetings. Other languages are welcome.



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.