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Lead Power Engineer at Alstom Transport

Lead Power Engineer

Alstom Transport Birmingham, West Midlands Full-Time

Req ID:143685 

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

Reporting to the Power Engineering Manager, the main purpose of this role is to lead the design and production of power systems and subsystem interfaces for Alstom Transport project solutions.


  • To be technically responsible for the accurate, compliant, timely and cost effective delivery of electrical design solutions that are allocated.
  • To provide electrical and power technical support to the business
  • To act as Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) for power or Power Project Engineer on small to medium allocated schemes of work
  • To support the Power Department in undertaking internal and external technical investigations
  • To act as technical contact and liaison with clients and sub-contractors in order to resolve outstanding technical issues
  • To produce regular reports on the power project scope performance
  • To assist the management team in making strategic decisions
  • To manage timely delivery of work package design, implementation, testing and commissioning
  • To monitor contracts involving electric and power ensuring they are technically compliant with relevant group and company standards
  • To attend networking meetings with other partner and with external companies
  • To carry out risk assessments
  • To support the Power Department in regular technical / safety briefing of all relevant staff
  • To support the Power Department in the review of new or altered electrical and power documents to consider their impact on the business




  • Minimum of a degree level education in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline or HND with time served.

     Knowledge & Experience

  • Technical report writing
  • Detailed design production (Electrical)
  • Working understanding/Knowledge of HV & LV systems
  • Protection, coordination and discrimination of electrical systems

     Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective customer liaison skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Troubleshooting and fault finding skills
  • Business management skills

     Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Team managerial experience
  • Working knowledge in the design and operation of signalling power distribution, 25kVac and LUL power systems, with specialism in at least one
  • Knowledge of UPS operation
  • Knowledge of PLC and alarm systems
  • Knowledge of Class II systems
  • Knowledge of Auto Reconfiguration Power Systems
  • Project programming of resources and activities
  • Knowledge of railway earthing and bonding practices


     Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Knowledge of Network Rail and London Underground standards and practices
  • Electrical design, testing and installation within the railway environment
  • In depth knowledge of group and client company standards
  • Understanding of appropriate legislation
  • In depth knowledge of railway construction methods and materials used
  • Detailed understanding of Electricity at Work Act and CDM Regulations
  • Member of IET, working towards CEng
  • Hold a full driving licence
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical

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. 

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. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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