Operability Engineer (OPE)

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Date: 3 Jul 2024

Location: Savigliano, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:457542 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




Analyses operational needs (like operational deployment, journeys, performances) for the complete life cycle of the rolling stock (for instance manufacturing, commercial service, maintenance, decommissioning).

Defines in agreement with the rolling stock’s operability context (like environmental conditions, infrastructure, users), the operability, usability, maintainability of the Rolling Stock to develop, to ensure safe and reliable operation of the rolling stock according to operational needs.


Identify operability context of the rolling stock to be developed and perform the analysis of the rolling stock’s source requirements (like customer requirements, norms, laws) regarding operation within operability context. 

Identify gaps in the above analysis and manage these gaps together with project team in tender and in contract execution phase with the aim to define the operational use cases and the human interfaces for all involved users (like driver’s desk, picture model, tooling) .  

The next step then consists of verifying the operability analysis process outcomes with all necessary verification means, including modelling and simulation means.


The Operability Engineer shall also assist the System Engineers in allocating derived requirements to subsystems, and give a support on operability related questions by preparing local trainings when appropriate.

Finally the Operability Engibeer exchanges with operability related community to grow operability knowledge, either her/his own one or from colleagues.


  • Master of Engineering from University with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in engineering.
  • Working experience in system engineering on large scale projects at various stages in project lifecycle and within railway operator(s)/maintainer(s)/manufacturer(s).
  • Experience on different product types (regional trains, main lines.).
  • Awareness of different railway operability aspects, for instance:
    • Operational environment like environmental conditions (climatic, EMC…), infrastructure (stations, power supplies, tunnels…), users (staff, passengers…), operability procedures (maintenance/driving rules…)
    • Operational needs and missions (life cycle, journeys, performances)
    • Operability procedures (maintenance/driving rules…)
  • Ability for analysis and understanding of complex systems engineering cases (existing/future operability cases)
  • Technical writing, requirement elicitation and formalization, ability collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and to communicate with external stakeholders. 
  • Good communication skills in English






You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



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