Control and Communications Systems - System Engineer (m/w/d)

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Date: 17-Oct-2021

Location: Salzgitter, NI, Germany

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Alstom in Germany is one of the major suppliers of German rail infrastructure. The company focuses on manufacturing rail vehicles for local rail transport: trams and suburban railways, commuter trains and regional trains. Alstom is the only manufacturer of railway engineering systems to offer maintenance, servicing and modernization services for all rail vehicle types, and components for series from all manufacturers and transport information systems in Germany.



Purpose of the Job
By delegation of Train Control Engineer (TCE), specify one or several train functions, and associated sub-system(s) at train level and lead technically the engineering studies to reach the required performances at train level.
List of Functions at train level:  Control – monitor – diagnostic



  • Performing the transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists
  • Performing requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer
  • Defining the Train System architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements
  • Performing train system FMECA in coordination with RAMS team  
  • Ensuring consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications, 
  • Writing sub-system specification and architecture description (RSAD2) in collaboration with the TCE according to train level architecture. 
  • Drives technical relationships with suppliers with close management of QCD commitments (CbC), risks & validation (including Design Reviews with suppliers). 
  • Supporting TCE to define applicable train configuration 
  • Ensuring coordination between Train SubSsystem (TSS), Participating Units (PU) and Metier on interfaces, performances, technical issues resolution during detailed design phase. 
  • On TCE request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support. 
  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation teams and TSS Team and Participating Units.
  • Writing the train level test specifications
  • Ensuring the train integration and tuning.
  • Technical open issues resolution on Train System Eengineer (TSE) request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure,
  • Performing reporting at project level (to TSE, via KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports)
  • Supporting TSE for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process and QCD optimisation
  • Providing Return of experience to be implemented in Reference Solutions.



  • Successfully completed engineering studies focusing on railway technology, electrical engineering, telecomunications or informatic.
  • Ideally more than 2 years in Railways Engineering
  • Hands-on electrical and schematic design activity
  • Hands-on experience in design & development of model based control systems using application tools like Control Build, Matlab /
    Simulink, Matrix or similar tools
  • Knowledge of network topologies and interfaces for Serial, Ethernet, MVB and other industrial communication network.
  • Commitment and team spirit
  • Fluency in German and English



We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.


Job Type:​Experienced​

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