System Engineer (M/F)

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Date: 07-Dec-2022

Location: Valenciennes, 59, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:322392 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

System Engineer  (M/F)


Location: Valenciennes

You will join the Center of Excellence Interiors, key player in the design and development of the train interiors parts.

With more than 150 People, 22 nationalities, designers ,Buyer, Industrial, Projects Managers & experts, working on national and international projects.


What are my responsibilities?

Is accountable for the interiors parts engineering of lighting system: passenger area lighting, cabin lighting, front end lighting.

Is the lighting products referent in Alstom

Reporting & Links:

  • Reports to: Interiors Product Engineering Manager
  • Manages: No direct team

Network & Links

  • Internal Interfaces:
  • CoE Team : Engineering Group leaders, Lead Engineers, CAD, Project Managers, Costing, Sourcing, SPQD Engineer, Site Mechanical Engineer, CoE Lead engineer
  • Internal Customers : Lead Engineers, Train Design Engineer, Sub-System Manager, Design & Style Department, Train Control Engineer, Cyber-security engineer, Train Electrical Engineer
  • External Interfaces: Suppliers, Test Laboratory




  • Defining lighting architecture, function, design, according to budget, internals and externals requirements.
  • Defining with Train Control/ Train System network topologies, functional schematics and communications solutions to meet the customer requirements
  • Manage requirements from Métier document, standards, safety rules, cybersecurity rules, reliability, maintenance, software, network, customer specification
  • Manage, ensure and guarantee the consistency and compatibility of lighting system between suppliers and integration to reach expected performance
  • Ensuring complete implementation and functional verification of all system requirements
  • Collaborate with specialists from cross-functional disciplines, like : train control engineer, software engineer, RAMS/ILS engineer, train electrical engineer, train performance engineer, train design engineer, metier engineer
  • Define Technical Specifications for lighting system
  • Technically leading supplier development of the whole system design from conceptual solution to serial production phase according to DFQ cycle, able to perform costing analysis
  • Write documentation for customer and, on request, participate in technical reviews with customer.
  • Define the Lighting system validation plan, validated tests procedures from supplier and follow-up the type tests
  • Participate to mock-up realizations and validation
  • Support to First Article Inspections at suppliers’ premises and train tests


Minimum qualifications

Knowledge & Experience :

  • 1-5 years on system engineering with knowledge on lighting – Industries: Automotive/railway preferred,
  • Experience with railway vehicle systems integration and application
  • Experience with railway vehicle networking and communications solutions
  • Skills in electronic and lighting system definition,
  • Knowledge of Optical, Low Voltage, Functional diagram & schematics requested
  • Ability to prioritize and to work effectively under pressure to meet the deadline,
  • Rigorous and autonomous, with the ability to analyze subjects in detail and restitute them clearly
  • Ability to manage suppliers,
  • Ability to work in an international environment and matrix organization structure,
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.


Team size :

  •    No direct management.



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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