Train Design Engineer (TDE)

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Date: 05-Oct-2021

Location: Savigliano, CN, Italy

Company: Alstom

Req ID:157606 

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 & Purpose

Job Title

Train Design Engineer (TDE)

Purpose of the Job

  • Ensuring production of all Train Design deliverables (Carbody Shell, Mechanical Integration, General Studies and Transverse Disciplines) in compliance with the QCD commitments.
  • Coordinating different TD contributors on Project.

Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical Reporting: (Site) Train Design Metier Manager (TDMM)
  • Functional Reporting: Project Engineering Manager (PrEM)

Network & Links

  • Engineering: Design team (TxE, MLE, DLE), Validation team, …
  • Project: Project Engineering Manager (PrEM), Project Industrial Manager (PrIM), Project Sourcing Manager (PrSM), Project Planning Manager (PrPM), ILS Manager, Costing Manager.
  • Participating Units & CoE: Mechanical Lead Engineers (MLE) counterparts on the corresponding project(s)/program(s)
  • External Interface : Customers, Suppliers


Performance Measurement/KPI’s

  • Respect of QCD work packages:
    • Compliance to Engineering Work Package (variation orders excluded)
    • On Time Delivery and First Time Right
    •  % of Requirement specifications issued on time
    • TD Design reviews performed on time and documented
  • Train compliance level (% compliant train function/total specificied functions)
  • Regularity and Clarity of Reporting on the status of TD activities on the project
  • Anticipation of identification of potential issue on the TD scope
  • Compliance to Alstom Transport/Engineering processes & instructions


Accountable for :

  • Performing project TD activities in compliance with QCD commitments.
  • Planning and piloting TD activities and related deliverables on project taking into account applicable instructions/processes and other specific Customer (internal or external) requirements.
  • Ensuring TD deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits.
  • Reporting on TD activities progress and alerting relevant N+1 in case of issue potentially impacting achievement of QCD commitments.
  • Allocating requirements and mechanical interfaces to Sub-Systems/equipments  (Allocated volume, weight, location, etc.)
  • Monitoring the Mechanical Sub-Systems/equipments deliveries conformity with project needs.
  • Ensuring resolution of Project Mechanical issues and challenging actions (single domain)
  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on Mechanical scope (single-domain).
  • Ensuring Mechanical Project/Product Prefered Part List (3PL) delivery.
  • Defining Project Mechanical Decomposition in Digital Mock-Up (ZBS)

Responsible for :  

  • Preparing and documenting TD Design Reviews according to project schedule and following-up the main open actions.
  • Resolving Project Mechanical issues and challenging actions (multi-domains)
  • Coordinating different TD contributors on Project.
  • Defining Project punctual priorities to TD project team.
  • Monitoring, controling and consolidating the Train Design workpackage.
  • Analysing and consolidating change request impacts on TD scope
  • Producing high-level TD deliverables (RSAD TD, TD Validation Plan, etc.)
  • Reporting on TD activities progress, anticipating issues (capacity, skills, rule applicability, etc.) and alerting if needed.
  • Establishing trainset layout with bogie architecture principle and defining mass and Center of gravity per vehicle type and bogie
  • Defining train mechanical architecture taking into account weight, gauge, installation strategy, acoustics, eco design, ergonomics, aerodynamics, aeraulics…
  • Validating Transverse Requirement Specifications (Weight, Vibroacoustics, etc.) in close collaboration with the Train System Engineer.
  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on TD scope.
  • Defining Project Mechanical Decomposition (PBS)
  • Collaborating with other metier/department
  • Establishing Certification & Validation Plans for TD scope.

Contributor for :

  • Supporting Sourcing, Industrialization and Manufacturing teams during Production ramp-up.
  • Collaborating with the TDMM for continuous improvement of the Metier (including RoE)

Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 3 to 4 years of experience.
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Time management and reporting skill.
  • Sense of urgency / priority.
  • Customer & Product Focus.
  • Structured and organised with Hands-on approach.
  • English operational in read/writing and technical meetings.

Team size

  • Direct functionnal reporting : 5 to 15 persons
  • Depending on the project size, the scope of accountability represents a workload of up to 100 full time equivalents (with subcontracting) 

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.