Safety Assurance Engineer

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Date: 02-Jul-2022

Location: madrid, Spain

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

Job Title

Safety Assurance Engineer (SAE)


Duration ------- Location

Permanent ---- Madrid.


Purpose of the Job

  • Perform the activities (under the governance/guidance of the PSAM) related to safety assurance in the projects.
  • Has a working knowledge of Safety Methods: Safety Plan, Preliminary Hazard Analysis PHA, Failure Modes and Effects Critical Analysis FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis FTA, Interface Hazard Analysis IHA, Operation & Support Hazard Analysis OSHA, Safety related Item List SRIL, Hazard Log HL, V&V Safety Report, and Safety Case.



  • Provide technical expertise/guidance and support at every step of the product/project life cycle: from tender, design, commissioning and warranty.
  • Detailed objectives will be set by the RC-SAM.



Success will be determined by a variety of measurements including :

  • No “NO GO” for Safety reasons in Gate Reviews.
  • Assessment Findings: low rework due to External / Internal Assessments.
  • Late Safety Requirements Identification.
  • Safety Findings: Quality of the inputs.
  • Project completed on time and at budget.
  • Client comfortable with ALSTOM’s approach.
  • Completeness and acceptance of the project Safety Case.
  • Safety Related Application Conditions (SRACs) management with Operator, Maintenance and Infrastructure.
  • Quality of working relationships with Project/Product/Engineering team and site safety officers.
  • Lowering the cost of project safety while maintaining safety standard of the project: reference libraries optimization.



  • Deliver/perform Safety analysis under the guidance of the PSAM, with the strict application of process as per Signalling Safety Instruction
  • Participate to the elaboration of the Safety Reports and the Safety Case under the guidance of the PSAM
  • Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project / system / product
  • Attend periodic Safety Reviews
  • Support actions contributing to close the findings of the assessors (Internal or External)


Educational Requirements

  • Engineering degree.
  • Specific training in Railway Safety Domain.
  • English is mandatory.
  • French is desired.


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in Safety Assurance in connected Railway Signalling Safety Projects.
  • Experience in Spanish Signalling interlocking projects.
  • Successful experience in working in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment.


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Positive personality.
  • Rigorous and reliable.
  • Promote teamwork and communication.
  • Planning culture, committed to deliver on time.


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Good practice of dependability study techniques (PHA, SHA, FMECA, FTAs, …)
  • Practical experience of European and International Technical Standards (e.g. CENELEC 50126, 50128, 50129).
  • Proven experience in Safety Case delivery to final customer.
  • Experience with external Independent Safety Assessment (ISAs).
  • Technical knowledge in signalling principles for interlocking is mandatory.
  • Technical knowledge in ETCS-Trackside L1 and L2 subsystem and ETCS Onboard is desired.
  • Technical knowledge in CBTC is desired.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​