Systems Engineer

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Job Description

Location: Derby, DE24 8AD

Appointment Basis: Permanent

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, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.

It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA – for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.

Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I

Alstom is at the forefront of technological innovation, and it is a global leader in both rolling stock and signalling, so working at Alstom means becoming part of a great family of the best professionals in this industry. Enhance your career and join us on our journey as our 80,000 and make your mark with a globally renowned organisation in the rail sector.

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field.

You’ll report to Domain Lead, Mechanical system in Derby and work alongside dedicated and passionate teammates.

You’ll be performing the transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists.

You’ll specifically take care of performing requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Defining the Train System architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements
  • Performing train system FMECA in coordination with RAMS team
  • Ensuring consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications,
  • Writing sub-system specification and architecture description (RSAD2) in collaboration with the SSE/PU/TCE according to train level architecture.
  • Fill the “Entry “connector” to question the TSS catalog.
  • For non catalog components, under TSS design authority:
  • Writes the Technical Purchasing Specification (TPS0 – Short Specification) when needed.
  • Writes the TPS1 for supplier consultation and manages technical contact (TPS2) until design has been frozen
  • Drives technical relationships with suppliers with close management of QCD commitments (CbC), risks & validation (including Design Reviews with suppliers).
  • Supporting TSE to define applicable train configuration
  • Ensuring coordination between TSS/PU/Metier on interfaces, performances, technical issues resolution during detailed design phase.
  • On TSE request, participating to technical meetings with customer in order to provide support.
  • Defining and performing Train verification strategy in close collaboration with all Engineering metiers, Certification & Validation teams and TSS Team and Participating Units.
  • Writing the train level test specifications
  • Ensuring the train integration and tuning
  • Technical open issues resolution on TSE request, from investigation to modification implementation and problem closure
  • Performing reporting at project level (to TSE, via KPI) and metier level (via weekly reports)
  • Supporting TSE for implementation and update of Engineering risks mitigation plan, change order process and QCD optimization
  • Providing Return of experience to be implemented in Reference Solutions.
  • The successful candidate will be required to work at height  and inspection underneath the train on rare occasions

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:

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical with understanding of  Electrical principles or other relevant discipline.
  • Strong experience in a system engineering
  • Knowledge integration environment.
  • Railway experience preferable, but not essential.
  • Experience in requirement management tools like DOORS would be an advantage.
  • Strong communication and customer orientation skills.
  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders and suppliers on a regular basis and accurately record Actions and Decisions.
  • Member of relevant professional institution (IMechE or IET), possibly working towards Chartered Engineer (if not already Chartered) and undertaking Continued Profession Development.
  • Languages: a proficient level of written and spoken English is required

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 agile 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
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension)


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!

What we offer

We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


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.

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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