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Power Design Engineer

Req ID:419712 

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  70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Traction Power Design Engineer

The Power Design Engineer defines the power schemes and designs electrical components for traction converters or auxiliary converter systems.

He is strongly linked to others Power Design Engineers. In order to use and deploy the same development methods and ensure synergies, coordination and maximum carry-over between traction converters or auxiliary converter systems.

Under supervision of the Technical Leader, the Power Design Engineer shall carry out his mission in a tender, project, product or R&D team. He/She is in contact with other technical domains (mechanical design, control-command, validation, RAMS), and with Sourcing and Quality departments.


The job function of a Power Design Engineer at Alstom involves being a key contributor to the development of electrical power conversion products and (traction converters, auxiliary converters, reversible substations and battery charger for traction batteries etc.).

Regular tasks of a Power Design Engineer

  • Calculates electrical or thermal constraints related to all components of the power scheme to fulfil all customer requirements. Write corresponding design reports.
  • Define the interfaces of electrical components with mechanical department.
  • Specifies the electrical components of the traction or auxiliary converters. Power electronic components (IGBT, diodes, …) Switchgear Traction motors Passive components (inductors, transformers, capacitors, resistors, busbars, …)
  • Interface components with control electronics (sensors, gate drives, relays, …)
  • Participates in design review with suppliers.
  • Participates in the business award and components qualification.
  • Specifies the power requirements to be exported to the control/command engineer (flux law, torque law, PWM strategy, protection thresholds, …)
  • Participates in the definition of validation tests of the power scheme with the validation engineer.
  • Participates in investigation tests.
  • Contributes to problem solving.
  • Participates in technical core team meetings.

    Educational requirement:

    Master’s degree in electrical/electrotechnical engineering (power electronics)

    Mandatory knowledge:

    Mastering the essential concepts of electrical power conversion (inverters, power filtering, chopper, etc.).

    Language skills :

    Good command in written and spoken English and French are mandatory

    Behavioural competencies :

    Autonomy, analytical mind, team spirit, good communication skills, time management skills; sense of priorities; hands-on approach, ability to take part in a project.

    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​

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