Signalling System Engineer senior

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Date: 10 Feb 2024

Location: Utrecht, NL

Company: Alstom

Vacancy – Utrecht – Fulltime (32 – 40) – Alstom

Your challenge as a senior System Designer

You develop the architecture of the system or subsystems, define and allocate requirements, define technical design solutions by evaluating design choices and technical risks, define and evaluate interfaces, maintain close coordination with activities verification and validation and project deployment activities, in accordance with the system/subsystem roadmap.

You provide all the necessary support to the System Leader for technical analysis and responses to the specific needs of the project.


Signalling System

Alstom has been one of the main players in the development and implementation of the ERTMS train protection system for the European railways with solutions on the Betuweroute, Hanzelijn and the corridor Amsterdam-Utrecht. It has also equipped more than 180 trains with this ERTMS solution.

In terms of urban signaling, Alstom has implemented a full CBTC system (Urbalis) for the Amsterdam metro (North/South line and Ring line), a complete signaling system for the Rotterdam metro, as well a tram signaling system In Utrecht with the Uithoflijn.


Key accountabilities

•Develop system documents, including plans, specifications and other technical documents.

•Apply system engineering processes.

• Ensure that the system technically meets the defined needs and that an appropriate systems engineering approach is followed.

•Ensure technical consistency and alignment with other design teams of other systems or products / or / project engineering teams throughout development, providing technical support to Verification & Validation, Quality , Reliability Availability Maintainability and security analysis.

• Minimize, by design, the cost of system deployment, delays and risks.

•Prepare and organize/participate in design reviews.

•Contribute to system configuration activities, requirements management activities.

• Ensure that the system follows a standardization approach by reusing existing solutions or implementing reusable solutions, and by providing an effective system deployment kit (tools, user documentation, etc.) for the generic system/product.

• Support feedback on the system and design from the Verification & Validation teams

• Contribute to the definition and updating of System Baselines, analyze and implement modification requests (change requests)

•Provide support to external stakeholders of the Program/Projects (Clients, Users, Calls for Tenders) and participate in QCD estimation.

• Understand and apply System Development engineering methods and contribute to continuous improvement (Feedback, updating processes, etc.).


Performance measurements

- Project quality, cost and delivery commitment

- On-time-delivery for deliverables

- Defects detected

- Cooperation and reactivity to support to Root Cause Analysis Identification of contract variations (through traceability & coverage of requirements)


Your colleagues

You will mainly work within small projects teams. Each long-term project will have a core team with other System Designers, Project Technical Manager, Project Engineering Manager, V&V engineers and you. You will report to Neill Sweet (Engineering Team Leader).


Career opportunities

Since you are part of a large, international company within a growing industry, you have more than sufficient career and development opportunities. Some options are: Project Architect or Technical Project Manager.



You will work within multidisciplinary teams and together you will achieve a concrete end-result.

The Alstom University offers many possibilities to develop yourself with your job, career and as a person. An example is learning a foreign language with help of native speakers. And because we are a large company, there are sufficient career opportunities incl. abroad).

Practical: We follow the cla (cao) Metalelektro which offers 40 vacation days. It’s possible to work from home (hybrid), we offer flexible working hours and a 32 to 40 hour workweek (your decision).


The ideal Project System Designer

Has the ability to solve technical problems: with rigor, critical thinking, an analytical approach, but by showing creativity, you are able to synthesize the different aspects of a technical subject as well as to make reasoned decisions, and to lead autonomous analyses.

Has excellent interpersonal skills and a taste for collaborative work, as well as technical management: you enjoy teamwork and technical coordination, you are open and comfortable when presenting to clients, and motivated by multicultural environments.

Proven trackrecord as a System Designer.



Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 11th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people. In The Netherlands, we have 500 employees.

Overview vacancy

Job Title: System Designer

Category: Designer / Engineer

Location: Vliegend Hertlaan 45, 3526 KT Utrecht

Contract: Fulltime (32 – 40 hours per week)

Contract:  permanent contract

Industry: Railway / Mobility / Transportation

Company Name: Alstom

Vacancy ID: AlstomNeill

Vacancy deadline: November 30th 2023

Job Segment: Project Manager, Network, Technical Support, Technology

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