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Date: 31 May 2023

Location: York (GB), YOR, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 366261




Site: Flexible / Hybrid


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Excellent Salary + Benefits:  



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.



The Signalling Designer role is based within our Signalling design centres around the UK. 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.



Produce and deliver safety related Signalling design deliverables in accordance with the client specific requirements, appropriate railway standards, technical constraints and Alstom company procedures under the guidance of the Designer Delivery Manager or Responsible Engineer.


Support Design Delivery Managers, and Responsible Engineers with delivery strategies, Hazard identification, risk analysis, subcontract specifications, tendering and estimates, system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, integration of designs, safety assurance activities, project programme, commissioning, handback and project closeout.


Alstom Signalling Designers are responsible for the following:

  • Producing safety related Signalling design deliverables in accordance with project programme, budgetary and technical requirements
  • Producing safety related Signalling design deliverables in accordance with appropriate railway standards, technical constraints, health and safety legislation, Alstom company procedures, CDM Regulations, and CSM procedures
  • Ensuring the quality of all Signalling Design deliverables
  • Maintaining best practice signalling processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical / delivery risk
  • 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



Essential Knowledge of-

  • Signalling Design Process
  • CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations)
  • RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)
  • Network Rail Standards (or equivalent)
  • ORR (Office of Rail & Road)
  • CSM (Common Safety Method) and risk assessments
  • Possesses effective communication skills
  • Computer skills including CAD
  • Able to interpret electrical and electronic circuits, data sheets and specifications
  • Time management and time keeping
  • Management of task priorities
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated


  • 1.1.510 IRSE Designer License
  • HNC/HND in an engineering discipline



  • Production of Signalling Design deliverables on time and to budget
  • Management of Signalling Records
  • Applying Network Rail Signalling and Railway Group Standards
  • Understanding of Specifications, Signalling Scheme Plans, Location Area Plans, System Architecture



  • Awareness of risk assessment processes
  • Awareness of requirements capture
  • Valid PTS (Personal Track Safety) Certificate
  • Membership of the IRSE (Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers)



  • BSc degree level education in an engineering discipline
  • 1.1.160 IRSE Signalling Design Verifier License


  • Awareness of engineering interface with other disciplines, i.e. Installation, Test, Control Systems, Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Electrification and Power, Permanent Way
  • Verification of design deliverables to time and budget
  • Input in to project programmes
  • Tendering signalling design projects.


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 life-style.

Application Process

The talent team are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role will close as soon as a suitable person has successfully passed the assessment process. To be considered please send in your application as early as possible.


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. 





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