Traction Module Engineer

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Date: 11 Feb 2024

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Requisition ID : 438673


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Traction Module Engineer in Västerås we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your technical expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Traction Sub-systems Manager, and work alongside a team of self-driven experts.


In your role as Traction Module Engineer, you’ll also work closely and come in contact with cross site teams, teams in other sites within the ALSTOM engineering community and associated to development and delivery projects.


You’ll more specifically be engaged with our power module solutions with emphasis on gate drive units(GDU’s) and insulated gate bipolar transistors(IGBT’s) and any associated areas to them in terms of specific applications, functions and related to the different converter modules such as MCM(Motor Converter Module), LCM(Line Converter Module) and ACM(Auxiliary Converter Module).


We’ll look to you for:

  • Participate in the compilation of the technical description of the power module.
  • Calculate electrical constraints relative to all electrical components (IGBT, diode, capacitors, resistors, transducers, gate drive) of the power module and writes the design reports
  • Write technical requirement specifications of the electrical components of the power module.
  • Lead technical discussions with other stake holders within engineering.
  • Participate and execute the power module qualification.
  • Ensure consistency and compatibility between all the functions of the power module.
  • Define, together with the power module team, the power module validation strategy.
  • Ensure that the constructional & functional configuration of the power module is compliant with requirements (verification)
  • Analyze the technical issues and solutions.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Relevant academic background, e.g. Master’s Degree in (high voltage power)Electronics, or similar.
  • Experience and the understanding of VHDL (very high description language) and electronic design is a merit and beneficial.
  • Experience of working with industrial electronics and to have the ability and skills to perform minor HW(electronic) design changes/adaptations when needed.
  • Experience and knowledge to work in a HV (power)lab; test environment development; measuring devices, equipment, LabView.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of electronic device testing including the knowledge of analogue and digital design solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT’s) and the control/driving of them is beneficial.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our hybrid working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognizes your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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