Lead System Engineer

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Job Description

Excellent Salary + Benefits– Pension, Life Assurance, Contributed Healthcare plus may more


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 80000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


A Lead Systems Engineer participates in the development, adaptation, introduction, sustaining and support of signalling interlocking products, software and processes in the UK market. This portfolio currently includes SSI,

SMARTLOCK (2oo3 platform), Smart Gateway, SmartIO and MooN platform along with their associated processes. The role includes the capturing of requirements, product and tool development and/or adaptation for

the UK market, product introduction (including supporting the Network Rail product acceptance process) and product support (project delivery and end customer support).

Engages with the development, adaptation, introduction and systems delivery elements of SSI and SMARTLOCK systems and processes (SML 400, MooN, Smart Gateway, SmartIO, Support System, Test Environment, Auto

Testing) for signalling systems in the UK and Ireland.

Participate in the development and / or improvement of tools and processes within the business including requirements capture, planning, specifications, design, implementation, testing and roll out. Assist in ensuring that tools and processes remain fit for purpose and enable continuous improvement of them by leading regularreviews and proactively suggesting and implementing improvements.



  • Ensure delivery of standardised objectives and optimum systems solutions on allocated projects.
  • Delivery of project solutions ensuring focus on reliability, maintainability and safety principles.
  • Ensure conformity of projects to systems standards, agreed system architecture, client standards and company procedures.
  • Participate in the development of new systems solutions.
  • Support to safety assurance on the application CSM on allocated projects / products including the development of Generic and Specific Application Safety Cases.
  • Work with the Systems Engineering Manager to establish matters of best practice.
  • Provide systems input to tenders.
  • Participate in systems integration, project deliverables, associated sub-systems and validation of technical
  • documentation in order to verify product and project compliance.
  • Technical team leadership for Systems Engineers.
  • Support the project in the field by providing second line product support to customers.
  • Attendance at business and technical briefings.


Essential Skills:

  • A high degree of computer and software literacy, including Microsoft Windows System and Domain Administration.
  • Software development or scripting experience.
  • Ability to liaise with all stakeholders including customers, supplier and project delivery staff
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision Making
  • Technical report writing



  • MSc or BSc level education in an engineering related subject, preferably control systems / electrical engineering / systems engineering or equivalent.



  • Good knowledge of client and systems standards and legislation.
  • Knowledge of the UK railway safety approval processes.Good knowledge of systems engineering principles and good understanding of relevant systems and software tools and the aptitude to develop skills further.




  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Virtualisation and Cloud Technologies


  • PTS
  • Corporate Member of an engineering institute
  • IRSE Systems or Engineering Managers licence


  • Experience working in a railway systems engineering environment.


Things you’ll enjoy 
Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.

You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with new security standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our style of working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards Test & Commission Leader
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical, + anything specific to the site e.g. free on-site parking, canteen etc).


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!



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?.
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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