System Engineer for Fire and Safety

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Date: 08-Aug-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:215142 

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





Within Central Engineering dedicated to Rolling Stock & Component, in the Train System Metier Department, we are looking for a System Engineer working on Fire and Safety architecture. 

As product and architecture referent, the Fire and Safety Domain System Engineer ensures his support as Expert on all rolling stock platform and sites from Tramway to Mainline.

He/She will report to the Domain Technical Team Leader and will have to work with a large community of stakeholders: Platform, Procurement, Costing, Engineering, RAMS, Service, Validation.




The system engineer will have the opportunity to work during tender, project and product development phases.


During tender activities, the post holder will be in charge of following tasks :

  • Requirements capture & management: Capture Customer & End user needs and distil into Functional and non-functional requirements. Manage the derivation & flow-down of lower-level (system / component) Requirements.
  • Support Bid Technical Manager/Train System Engineering to identify the relevant solution among the Product Portfolio. 
  • Push the standard solutions on all tenders.
  • Write the Technical Purchasing Specification and the Technical Description for Customer.
  • Drive the supplier technical proposals and build a Technical Assessment considering Sourcing constraints and Platform strategy.

During project activities, the post holder will in charge of following tasks.

  • Act as the referent for systems during the project life cycle from Kick-off meeting till validation at train level.
  • Be accountable of Technical Purchasing Specification for the system.
  • Prepare Design Reviews with suppliers & with all internal actors.  
  • Ensure the quality of the deliverables and manage the technical Sub-System products keeping in mind the Products Strategy.
  • Follow Engineering planning and be focusing by On Time Delivery.

In the frame of R&D or expertise topics, the post holder may also be accountable to:

  • Participate or lead Fire & Safety definition/ strategy with Platform and Procurement Team.
  • Identify new technologies and innovations that provide opportunities to improve services and deliver benefits.
  • Define the future standard(s) to address core business and growth opportunities.
  • Ensure that solutions meet the required legislation and technical standards.
  • Animate the council of System Engineers Network.
  • Control engineering technical change throughout the lifecycle.
  • Participate to internal R&D activities or Co-Development with supplier(s).
  • Be in support of 8D analysis when technical issues occurred on train in revenue service.
  • Lead return of experience on solution.


  • Graduated with a master’s degree, preferably in system engineering world, you have a strong expertise (minimum 3 years).
  • You demonstrate good communication and organizational skills (ability to meet deadlines). You are result oriented and show intellectual curiosity and creativity. 
  • An effective team player who can interface at all levels within the organisation and who can operate successfully in a multi-cultural environment, working effectively with teams distributed across different sites/countries.
  • Fluent in English, you are eager to work with autonomy in an international environment and to face the challenges of the new Alstom.



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​

Job Segment: Procurement, Product Development, Operations, Research