Testing & Commissioning Engineer

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Date: 10 Jun 2024

Location: Sofia, 23, BG

Company: Alstom


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Job title:Testing & Commissioning Engineer
Based at: Sofia, Bulgaria


In Central Eastern Europe, Alstom is Number 1 mobility player with 7,000 people in 20 countries and over 10 industrial sites.

For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.


In Bulgaria we manage several projects including a major contract to design and install an ERTMS signalling and telecommunication system along the Bulgarian 300-km Plovdiv-Burgas railway line (one of the most important rail signalling projects in Europe in recent years).


Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities.


Prepare and execute test and commissioning activities for signalling systems on field, in support to one or several projects

Manage, as a team leader, T&C technicians

 Specific responsibilities of the role:

  • Prepare and execute testing activities
    • in support to one or several Projects on railway signalling systems under the direction of his / her hierarchy
    • according to the testing procedure / documentation and following Sub-system T&C Leader and / or  PrCOM instructions
  • Ensure defects identification and correction (trouble shooting)
  • In the event of a non-conformity observed during the commissioning phase, make a return experience (REX) towards the project, and ensure that all design related issues are correctly reported in the adequate tools, including the defect description and associated test context
  • Ensure follow-up of detected issues and deliver the commissioning reports.
  • Check that the test tools are in perfect working order and calibrated.
  • Support V&V team and perform test in lab as per request
  • Deliver the committed performance in terms of Quality, Costs and Deadlines and in compliance with Alstom policies, local standards and regulations (in particular EHS and Railway Safety)

EHS & Environment responsibilities: 

•             Performs her/his activity according to his/her education and training, as well as to the instructions received from the employer, in such a way as not to expose to accidents or to occupational hazards either himself/herself or other persons that may be affected by his/her actions or omissions while performing her work.

•             Makes correct use of machines, equipment, tools, hazardous substances, transport equipment and other production tools.

•             Makes correct use of her/his PPE.

•             Does not shut down, modify, change, or remove randomly his/her safety devices, especially of machines, equipment, tools, technical installations, buildings, and uses correctly such devices.

•             Communicates immediately to the employer and/or to the assigned employees any work situation about which he/she has good reasons to consider it as danger for the health and safety of the employees, as well as any fault of the protection systems.

•             Informs his/her supervisor and /or employer about the accidents suffered.

•             Cooperates, as long as necessary with his/her employer and/or the assigned employees, to allow the employer to make sure that the work environment and conditions are safe and free of risks for health and safety in his/her field of activity.

•             Performs his/her activity in such a way as not to damage the quality of the environment and not to produce accidental pollution.

•             Respects the rules regarding the management of waste and chemical substances with which he/she comes into contact.

•             Respects and acquires the EHS-E Policies

•             Contributes to the achievements of the EHS-E Objectives in the area of responsibilities.

•             Participates to the improvement of the EHS-E system by signaling EHS-E deviations and monitoring their treatment in the area of responsibility.




Experience & Qualification:

  • Master's degree in engineering (preferably electronics or embedded systems) or equivalent experience.
  • Good knowledge of English language (read, written, spoken)
  • Flexibility and mobility, available for short or long mission in different locations and countries
  • Available to work at night, during weekends and on public holidays
  • Rigorous & team player
  • Resilience, with an analytic way of thinking in order to solve complex system failures
  • Customer satisfaction and results orientated
  • Able to communicate in an open and clear manner with various stakeholders
  • Ability to use new technologies and tools
  • Driving license

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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