Structural Mechanical Specialist

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Date: 11-Sep-2022

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:194201 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

If you’re ambitious, driven and team oriented, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Structural Mechanical Specialist!


Location: Västerås / Sweden


Purpose of the job


As a Structural Mechanics Specialist at Alstom you will be a member of our design team working with product development of propulsion equipment used in all types of rail vehicles, such as metros, commutes and high speed trains. Our products are made of lightweight materials and require innovative thinking to make them perform in a demanding environment. With your skill set and experience you will focus on optimizing the products in the aspects of cost, weight and reliability.




  • Verify and optimize the load carrying structure of our products including its interface towards the vehicle.
  • Participate in several different product development teams.
  • Running iterative structural analysis such as FEM calculations according to EN 12663 and IEC 61373: modal analysis, static strength, fatigue assessment and instability analysis.
  • Perform the dimensioning and evaluation of bolt and rivets joins according to VDI2230 and Eurocode 9 and 3.
  • Use physical testing as a way of validating and supporting your analysis (such as shock and vibration testing, IEC 61373).
  • Ensure fulfilment of legal requirements and international standards in our products.
  • Coordinate and transfer work to resources located in best-cost countries.
  • Perform design reviews with focus on structural mechanics.
  • Investigate product failures related to structural mechanics.
  • Participate in customer and supplier discussions.
  • Scrutiny of suppliers and peer review of own group calculations.
  • Excellent technical report writing skills.
  • Make continuous improvements to our methodology, processes and tools within your area of expertise.
  • Be a member of a global structural mechanics team located all over Alstom different sites.
  • Ability to teach and be taught by other members of the team.





  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in structural mechanics.
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience of calculations related work in railway/aerospace/automotive applications or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of Altair Hypermesh FEM package with excellent hand calculations skills.
  • Good knowledge of evaluation of welded aluminium/steel and other joining methods such as riveting and bolting.
  • Good team skills
  • Ability to coordinate and lead others
  • Fluent English is mandatory for this role, Swedish is also preferred.
  • Willingness to occasional travel.



If you feel as a suitable candidate and have a valid work permit in Sweden, send your CV and cover letter.

We have a great team with people from various backgrounds, and a great team spirit in place, waiting for you to join us: don't wait, apply today!


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Hiring manager: Claes Nylander
Befor applying internally, please remeber to notify your direct supervisor.

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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