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Traction System Engineer (TrSE)

Req ID:437603 

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, customised 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

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.

    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. 

    Job Type:​Experienced​

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