Train Traction System Engineer

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Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Savigliano, CN, Italy

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 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Job Title

Train Traction Engineer


Purpose of the Job

Development of innovative train traction system using fuel cells, energy storage and hybrid technologies

Development of electrical train traction system (switchgear, inductors, transformers, power converter modules, motors, static converter, etc.)


Mission of the Job


The candidate will be inserted in the innovative Traction development on the last generation of train traction system based on hydrogen fuel cell, energy storage and hybrid technologies.

The Traction Engineer has to follow the complete train development cycle from tender to project and validation, and shall:

  • Define train architectures based on fuel cell, energy storage, hybrid system in order to satisfy traction performances
  • Define battery solutions in fuel cell and hybrid power traction system
  • Define size of battery and fuel cells in order to satisfy train power performance
  • Define thermal and electrical performance of fuel cell and energy storage system and manage train integration
  • Define the traction chain and system and components of traction and auxiliary equipment
  • Study of kinematic, electrical and thermal performance
  • Define train test and validation strategy with the validation team
  • Manage customer, internal and transversal requirements. Allocate requirements to technical solutions
  • Manage technical meetings with the customer and supplier
  • Manage the return of experience from projects
  • Supervise commissioning and validation activities

Educational Requirements and skills

Electrical Engineer Master Degree or Energy Engineer Master Degree

Preferable 3 years’ experience on product development

Fluent English and French preferable

Able to work in a team and share easily work result


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.



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