Traction Powertrain System Engineer

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Date: 22 Jun 2024

Location: Savigliano, 21, IT

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Job Title

Traction Powertrain System Engineer 


Purpose of the Job

Development of innovative train traction and powertrain 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 Innovative Traction Engineer develops last generation of train traction system based on hydrogen fuel cell, energy storage and hybrid technologies.

Innovative Traction Engineer, following the complete train development cycle from tender to project and validation, 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 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

Energy or Electrical Engineer Master Degree preferred

Minimum 3 years’ experience on product development

Fluent English

Able to work in a team and share easily work result


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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