Train Control Engineer - VIE (f/m/d)

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Date: 24 May 2024

Location: Wien, AT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:447943 


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, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



If you are ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this VIE is your opportunity to build a career in Engineering as a Control Engineer / Software Engineer / (IS) System Engineer within ALSTOM Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) in Vienna.


Details of the Volunteers for International Experience (VIE) program:

  • Assignments are open for citizens of European Union countries between 18 and 28 years
  • A VIE assignment will be in a country other than that of the candidate's nationality
  • Never have worked in Austria
  • Assignment lasts from 12 to 24 months, renewable once within a cumulative limit of 24 months
  • Compensation (non-taxable) linked to the cost of living index and set by Business France: 2 820,67 € per month in Austria (update 1st of January 2024)
  • Set up by public sector statute in France, managed by the Business France organization
  • International social protection is extended to eligible parties
  • 2.5 days of holiday per month


As a Control System Engineer / Software Engineer you will manage the various stages of vehicle control and information system engineering, starting from bid activities, function and software architecture specifying, designing, commissioning and testing. This involves the LRV's control system (e.g. braking, propulsion, safety data recorder, lighting, obstacle detection, etc.) including subsystem interaction and subsystem functions. At the same time - and since an LRV is a complex assembly of mechanical, electrical and electronic components - it always keeps in mind Customer Requirements, standards and regulations and makes maximum use of AT’s standard building blocks.


There are strong interfaces with Operability, System Architecture, Safety, RAM-LCC, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for you to discover and support.

Your Role:

  • Manages and traces customer requirements from the time of contract start to vehicle acceptance
  • Prepares design and architecture documentation
  • Issues documentation to customers
  • Manages activities within Control Engineering during a bid or a project
  • Supports Operations team in first manufacturing activities on a LRV
  • Supports Testing Team in the commissioning of TCMS (Train Control Management System) and functional integration
  • Supports Supplier interface test or TC&IS (Train Control & Information System) verification test
  • Issues documentation to acceptance authority


Competencies & Skills:

  • Bachelor/Master's Degree, preferably in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering
  • Software development background is a plus
  • Readiness to travel (mainly in the DACH region, up to several days)
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, German would be a plus
  • Customer Focus
  • Sense for coordination and team spirit
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


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 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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