Signalling System Engineer (M/F)

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Date: 4 Apr 2024

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom



Alstom, is one of the leading suppliers of rolling stocks, trains, and metro control systems, headquartered in France, Alstom is present in more than 70 countries and currently employs 75,000 collaborators.

Its 11,500 employees in France are bearer of an expertise destined to serve French and international customers. One job at Alstom generates about three at its suppliers.

The rail industry today is characterized by strong and continuous growth around the world. The trends behind this situation are : environmental issues, global population growth, urbanization and increasing demand for mobility.

With nearly 9 billion in sales, Alstom is developing the most comprehensive range of systems, equipment, and services on the rail market.

Today we offer our customers solutions that combine diverse technologies, optimal interfaces, flexible and innovative implementation methods.



As part of our Alstom Digital & Integrated Systems activity, the Saint-Ouen Development Centre is in charge of designing the main Alstom Urban CBTC Signaling Solutions: Urbalis 400, a system deployed on more than 100 projects worldwide, and Urbalis Fluence, our latest and most innovative Urban Signaling System. 


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




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.



You will be based in our premises in Saint-Ouen (Metro Line 13 &14 - Mairie de St Ouen)

To face the challenges of tomorrow’s mobility, our ambition for our customers and partners is to imagine and develop, the most efficient, intelligent, and sustainable mobility systems.

Alstom develops and offers digital mobility solutions based on cutting-edge technologies.

We provide solutions to ensure the safety and fluidity of passengers and operations, optimizing the real-time performance of signaling and multimodal systems, offering connectivity to all, and automating driving.

At Alstom, we build an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, in which talents from different backgrounds are offered opportunities for training, development and professional development, with the possibility of holding different positions in many geographical areas.

“Alstom is committed to the diversity and employment of people with disabilities.”


Join a dynamic company that will be able to offer you real prospects of evolution on various and international projects!


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