Signalling System Engineer (H/F)

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Date: 01-Nov-2021

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

Within our Alstom Digital Mobility (ADM) activities, based in Saint-Ouen, Fluence team is developing the latest innovative Signalling System solution for Urban application. Already under deployment in Lille Metro, Fluence Solution is also expanding to new markets worldwide. 


Purpose of the Job

System team is at the crossroad between all development and project engineering activities. As such, System Engineers are in charge of the System Design and Architecture: 

  • Interface with project engineering teams to understand customer needs and propose safe, efficient, and optimized designs, as well as contribute to the solution deployment;
  • Interface with subsystems, software and products/hardware development teams to coordinate the design proposal, and evaluate technical trade-offs and risks; 
  • Interface with Verification & Validation teams, Safety teams, Quality, Reliability Availability Maintenability teams in order to explain the technical solution, and adjust the design according to their analyses.

System Engineers also contribute to defining the next steps of our Signalling Solution for future applications, in consistency with platform reuse strategy and market needs.


Organisational Reporting

System Engineers report to the Fluence Program Engineering Manager


Detailed Responsabilities and Tasks

As a System Engineer, you will :

  • Implement the system documents, including plans, specifications, deployment documentation and other technical documents
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of the System Baselines, analyse and implement Change Requests
  • Contribute to system configuration activities, to requirement management activities
  • Ensure that the system technically fulfils the defined needs and enhancements
  • Ensure technical consistency and alignment with other System & Product Design teams  throughout the development, providing technical support to V&V, and support to Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis
  • Manage design feedback from V&V team
  • Minimize, by design, the System deployment cost, lead time and risk
  • Prepare and participate to design reviews
  • Ensure that the system follows standardization approach by reusing existing solutions or by  implementing reusable solutions, and by providing an efficient system deployment kit (tools, user documentation…).
  • Understand and apply the System Development engineering processes and contribute to continuous improvement (RoE, process …).


Education and Skills

To fill this position, we are looking for the following profile:

  • Mandatory education level : Masters Degree in Engineering, or equivalent College degree (specialization in a field related to Railway Transportation Systems is a plus);
  • Experience level: Minimum 5 years of experience or more in similar activities (system design, project engineering, validation or safety assessment) in Transport sector, experience in Railway Signalling would be a plus;
  • Strong problem solving skills: logical and analytical approach, with a creative mind, capable of synthesizing issues and making reasoned decisions, as well as leading technical topics autonomously;
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills: team player, open and motivated by multicultural environments;
  • Speaking and writing English fluently is mandatory, good knowledge of French is required.

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.   


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