Design Verifier

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Date: 06-Feb-2023

Location: York (GB), YOR, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:366253

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.


Signalling Design Verifier


Location: York/Hybrid


Appointment Basis:  Permanent


Excellent Salary


Benefits- Annual Bonus, Contributed Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension, Plus many others


The Signalling Design Verifier role is based within our Signalling design centers around the UK. These centres of excellence undertake Signalling Design and System Engineering activities that support Signalling Design Projects within the SS&I business.

Our Signalling projects use the wide range of Alstom signalling technologies ranging from SMARTLOCK 400T system, Modular Control Systems and VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller). The projects are multidiscipline, complex and are strategically important to our clients. Our engineering teams are supporting some of the most significant projects within the UK, including Resignalling, Enhancement projects and the digital railway initiative.

We are striving to be an employer that delivers on equality and diversity in the workplace. We do this
by seeking to create an inclusive, fair and respectful environment for all our current and future employees.



Produce, deliver and verify safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level in accordance with the client specific requirements. Work within appropriate railway standards, technical constraints and Alstom company procedures liaising with the Designer Delivery Manager or Responsible Engineer. 

Deliver strategies, Hazard identification, risk analysis, subcontract specifications, tendering and estimates, system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, safety assurance activities, project programme, commissioning support, design investigations, handback and project closeout. 

Support the Designer Delivery Manager or Responsible Engineer with design verification assurance activities including undertaking audits, validation of design deliverables and work package management.


Alstom Design Verifiers are responsible for the following:

  • Production, Verification and Validation of safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level, in accordance with project programme, budgetary and technical requirements
  • Production, Verification and Validation of safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level in accordance with appropriate railway standards, technical constraints, health and safety legislation, Alstom company procedures, CDM Regulations, and CSM procedures
  • Production, Verification and Validation of generic design solutions to meet Signalling requirements
  • Identify, capture and validate Signalling requirements
  • Support the Responsible Engineer with the identification of operational risks, construction risk, maintenance risk and system risk within design
  • Verify and Validate Signalling Design deliverables against all safety requirements
  • Identify best practice signalling processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical / delivery risk
  • Leading small design teams and the production of design packages
  • Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work
  • Co-operating as far as is reasonably practicable, with any statutory requirement placed on the company. Ensure that you do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare
  • Identifying and communicating (to the Alstom Design Management team) any perceived shortcomings in Health and Safety arrangements, situations or processes that are considered to be serious or which may present dangers to yourself or others
  • Working on safety critical or safety related activities only where this complies with relevant competence or authority to work, or implementing and documenting a robust mentorship plan
  • Maintaining competencies and ensuring that IRSE Licence and Authority to Work are accurate and up to date
  • Mentor, coach and train other Designers including IRSE assessments when required to support the businesses sustainability plan




  • Application of Signalling Verification and Design Process at a principle and system level
  • Verification of risk assessments
  • Knowledge of CSM (Common Safety Method)
  • Understanding of railway construction methods and materials on complex projects
  • Awareness of ORR (Office of Rail & Road)
  • Application of the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)
  • Possesses effective communication skills
  • Computer skills including CAD
  • Application of Network Rail Standards (or equivalent)
  • Able to produce and verify electrical and electronic circuits, data sheets and specifications
  • Time management and time keeping
  • Management of task priorities
  • Application of CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations)
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Awareness of project commercial and financial processes
  • Awareness of requirements capture


  • IRSE 1.1.160 IRSE Signalling Design Verifier
  • HNC/HND in an engineering discipline



  • Production of Signalling Design deliverables at a principle and system level on time and to budget
  • Verification of design deliverables to time and budget
  • Engineering interfaces with other disciplines, i.e. Installation, Test, Control Systems, Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Electrification and Power, Permanent Way
  • Operational risk assessments
  • Management of configuration and change control
  • Applying Network Rail Signalling and Railway Group Standards
  • Verification of Specifications, Signalling Scheme Plans, Location Area Plans, System Architecture


What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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