Project System Design Engineer

Alstom in Belgium

Large company74K employeesLeading the way towards more sustainable mobility.

Published on January 8, 2024

  • Contract

    Full time Position

  • Study level

    Master level

  • Location





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, customized 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.

Today, from Charleroi (BE), the company is active through two centers of excellence:

  • Signalling Systems – Center of excellence ERTMS (European standard development and implementation)
  • Power Electronics – Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)


ALSTOM CHARLEROI – Center of Excellence for Rail Signaling Systems

The ALSTOM site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in complete systems that operate at a global level and focuses on signaling and railway traffic control systems, with a particular emphasis on equipment that complies with the European standard (European Rail Traffic Management System/ ERTMS).  

Alstom Engineering located in Charleroi, regroups all activities that aim to deploy Alstom’s Signaling solutions, for our customers. The different teams design systems, manufacture prototypes, perform tests and trials, complete approval procedures and manage integration projects.  An after-sales/service activity completes the offer for these product groups.  Alstom Belgium pursues an ambitious growth strategy by actively investing in R&D. 


JOB DESCRIPTION – Project System Design Engineer

By joining a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international team, your mission as Project System Design Engineer will be to ensure the system design activities of a specific technical solution, based on, and adapted from a generic Alstom designed solution, which will fit the client’s project needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery. Under the supervision of your System Design Leader, and together with the other member of the design team, your action will be to analyze the input needs (external or internal), define and allocate requirements, ensure the traceability, define the system and sub-systems architecture, functions and interfaces, and integrate your solution in the laboratory. All this in a complex and normative environment, specific to embedded systems (and sub-systems) deployment projects.

As a Project System Design Engineer, you will:

Analyze, clarify and confirm input requirements and needs,

Formalize and maintain the system and sub-system specifications (Requirement specification, Interface and Architecture documents),

Ensure traceability through-out the formal documentation, up to the input requirements,

Partner with RAM, safety, sub-system, cybersecurity, software, product, and V&V teams to develop design concepts, to ensure specifications completeness and acceptance,

Call, conduct, and participate to technical reviews (design reviews, document reviews),

Interact with other System Engineers and with other métier engineers to ensure the design fits into the intended architecture,

Interact with external suppliers,

Configure the equipment delivered from Generic Development Center in order to meet the project needs,

Configure Test bench, integrate and Test the solution in lab (at design level),

Participate eventually to investigations on trains when required,

Participate to System tests (Track-On-board) of the complete solution within the infrastructure,

Contribute to continuous improvement (Return on Experience, process…),

Ensure that the system follows standardization approach by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions, or generic solutions and by providing an efficient system deployment kit (tools, user documentation…),

For instance, as a member of our team and in a near future, you may have the opportunity take part to important signaling trainborne projects for a European national railway company!

To be successful in this function, you will certainly have to initiate and maintain regular and constructive relationships with numerous internal (Complete Engineering Project team, teams on other Alstom sites,…) and external (customers, suppliers, partners,…) stakeholders.

Qualifications & Skills:


Education - Engineering Degree (BAC +5) in Electronics, Telecom, Automation, Electricity, Robotics or in another similar technical specialty is mandatory.

Language – A full proficient use of English and a good command of French are mandatory. Other languages would be assets (especially German).

Behavioral competencies – Rigorous and reliable / Eager to learn / Team spirit / Analytic mindset / Proactive / Good communication.

Mobility – Mission based in Charleroi, potential short technical mission abroad.


You’re looking for a challenging but also meaningful job in a multicultural engineering company which sustain careers evolutions and allows international mobility?

At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to reveal your potential! As our next colleague, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of a safer global railway industry.

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Application deadline

Not given

Start date

As soon as possible

Job Category

Electronics & Signal Processing

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Alstom in Belgium

Leading the way towards more sustainable mobility.