Suspension Engineer (m/f/d) 80-100%

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Date: 30-Nov-2022

Location: Zurich, CH

Company: Alstom

Req ID:308303 

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



 Alstom Switzerland AG attaches great importance to diversity and gender balance. Our leadership team is composed of 45% female leaders. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this position.


Within our Bogies Division, we are currently looking for a Suspension Engineer (f/d/m) to be based at our site in Zürich-Oerlikon. To find out more about the products you would be working on as well as the current status of our work, please follow

Key Responsibilities and Challenges
• Develop suspension components and systems, like coil springs, rubber-to-metal parts, air spring systems, anti-roll bar devices, etc., in close collaboration with the respective suppliers and internal departments.
• Apply and develop layout calculation tools for suspension components (analytical tools and FEA)
• Support the project teams with input for and by creation of Engineering documents, like part and test specifications, load spectra, drawings, etc. and ensure compliance towards Customer
specifications, Design principles, Standardization, and Homologation requirements.
• Analyze supplier’s documentation, like drawings, calculation reports, clause-by-clause documents etc., to support Supply Management and Project Engineering in the supplier evaluation and
• Attend or support First Article Inspections (FAI) at suppliers.
• Gain a detailed manufacturing knowledge of suspension components and systems by regularly visiting the suppliers in Europe, India and East Asia.


Your Experience and Qualifications:
• M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (ETH / TU) or similar qualification.
• Experience in Bogie engineering or products of similar complexity is an advantage but not a must requirement. The position is also open for motivated graduates.
• Experience in working with suppliers is an advantage.

• Experience with FEA is an advantage.

• Flexibility to handle independently a large number of topics on multiple projects in parallel.

• Good communication skills and the ability to efficiently integrate her-/himself in a team working on common challenging goals within strict deadlines’ pressure.

• Good verbal and written skills in English (must) and German (preferred). French is an advantage.



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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