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Date: 21-Jun-2018

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market. Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit:


As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernization etc) and infrastructure and signalling solutions.

Alstom is the world leader in the supply of integrated urban mobility systems. With 12 sites in 10 regions, 30 after-sales service depots and a maintenance centre based in Reims: France is Alstom’s primary industrial base. Alstom France represents 8,800 employees, all proud of their knowhow, exported worldwide.

Position Overview:

Within the Central Engineering, the job will be associated with the Train System Department. The purpose of the job is to Specify the train, perform trade off on architecture definition and technically lead the engineering studies in order to reach the performances.

Responsibilities include some of the following :

Accountable for:

The train global performances,

For requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer,For transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists,

Operational analysis definition and validation by the Customer

Functional analysis and specification,

The train level FMECA in coordination with RAMS team,

To define the global Train System architecture as input the external/internal requirements,

To ensure consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications,

For the applicable train configuration.

Responsible for:

Technical interface with customer in order to provide support to Project Manager (and PrWM during revenue service)

Make arbitration on architecture definition between the subsystems to reach the best compromise at train level

During train revenue service:

 Accountable for:

  • Technical open issues resolution in line with project strategy provided by PrEM, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure

  • Providing Return of experience to be implemented in  Reference Solutions. Contribute to the RoE committee and documentation update.

    V&V activities:

    Accountable for:

  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers and Certification & Validation teams

  • Leading the train integration and tuning phase

  • Train level test specifications

    QCD and reporting:

    Accountable for:

  • Supports Project Engineering Manager for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan

  • Supports to Project Engineering Manager in improvement proposals in term of QCD and during the change order process.

  • Perform reporting at project level (to PrEM) and at metier level (TS dashboard)

    Skills and Education: 

  • Essential : University degree in engineeringis required for this role. You have spent at least more than 5 years of experience in Railway Engineering and demonstrate good communication and organizational skills (ability to meet deadlines). You are fluent in English and are eager to work with autonomy in an international environment and to face the challenges of the new Alstom.

    The job will be located in Saint Ouen, France.






At Alstom Transport, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at:

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