Railway Dynamics Engineer

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Job Description

Req ID:432035

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, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Appointment Basis: Permanent

Location: Derby, DE24 8AD


Could you be the full-time Railway Dynamics Engineer in Derby we’re looking for?

Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your project/ offer development expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Anthony Chesshire (Head of Dynamics, Derby) and work alongside inspiring and dedicated teammates.


You’ll participate in project/offer development through the application of internal procedures, instructions and guidelines of the domain and has to be operative on the advanced simulations or co-simulations activities.


Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business for  Complex MBS calculations, requiring interdisciplinary approach: flexible bodies, safety to cross wind, Wear and Rolling Contact Fatigue, Fatigue loads definition; Complex MBS/Simulink co-calculations, requiring interdisciplinary approach: active and semi-active suspensions, tilting system, drive line, other active systems such as steering, levelling systems, and much more.


You’ll specifically take care of analysis and interpretation of tests results (indoor and on track tests), R&D activities related to Core Competency Network (CCN) action plan and in collaborative projects, but also Domain R&D management and development of simulation methodologies and new technologies applied in Alstom Transport (RSC-TGS-TLS).


We’ll look to you for:

  • To apply the Railway Dynamics Instructions and Guidelines in carrying-out the Pre-Project, Project or R&D tasks
  • To perform the Railway Dynamics system Technical Specification analysis (Customers, Platform, etc), and prepare Clause-by-Clause analysis.
  • GAP Analysis for the Railway Dynamics domain between the indicated solution (RSAD), in terms of Tech spec. requests, Design Data and Normative, and the reference solution
  • To support the OWNER to define and write Railway Dynamics Management Plan and TRS (including both Integrator site and Components/Bogie site tasks)
  • Highlights any missing data or other missing inputs.
  • RISK analysis on the assumptions (in case of missing data) for the Project, Pre-Project.
  • Prepare the Matrix of tasks and BGT necessary, considering all phases of the project (including the support for the certification and acceptance phase)
  • Carry-out the standard Railway Dynamics simulations for the Pre-Project and Projects
  • Carry-out the activities related to BMS and CBM, in collaboration with system engineering
  • To lead and manage R&D actions in the context of simulation methodologies in the domain, including the management of the resources involved and respect of QCD targets
  • Provide Support to burning issues on on-going projects or revenue service
  • Accounts for the final result towards the OWNER.
  • Reports to the OWNER whether any criticality or problems come out from his activities
  • Support Chief engineer métier and CCN leader with continuous REX to improve the relevant methodologies/guidelines
  • Support the function in the development and deployment of the new processes and new technologies
  • Support for updating and/or developing of Metier instructions


All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (MSc) or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Railway Dynamics departments in industry sector or R&D research in the railway dynamics and Mechatronics domain.
  • Very good knowledge of the MultiBody System (Simpack, VAMPIRE or Other)
  • Very good knowledge of mechanical vibrations, Track-vehicle system and impact on dynamics behavior; knowledge on train system engineering.
  • Knowledge of mechanical design and calculation, in particular on bogie mechanical and suspension components such as : primary and secondary suspensions ; elastic elements and dampers; Finite Elements theory, System Engineering process.
  • Advanced knowledge in modelling and control of active systems in Matlab/SIMULINK
  • Knowledge of sensors used in Mechatronics and Railway Dynamics (Bogie Monitoring System, Condition Based Monitoring, etc)
  • Railway Dynamics International Standards knowledge
  • English conversational/writing/reading advanced level mandatory


On a more personal level, you will also need to be:

  • Good management skills to lead R&D actions with a transversal approach
  • Good communication skills, pro-activity, team working, strategic vision


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
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our collaborative, cross-site and cross-discipline 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 Senior Expert recognition within the Railway Dynamics CCN
  • 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!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Alstom U.K. 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.  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: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

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