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VIE - Power Design Engineer

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Date: 11-Sep-2018

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here.
Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility. We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market. Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide.
For more information, please visit: http://www.alstom.com/

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Purpose of the Job

To define the power schemes and to design electrical components for traction drives or auxiliary converter systems.

Position in the organization:

Organisation Reporting

Hierarchical responsible : Power Domain Leader or Traction System Manager

Functional responsible : Traction or Auxiliary PrEM

Network & Links

Strong link with others Power Design Engineers. In order to use and deploy the same development methods and ensure synergies, coordination and maximum carry-over between traction drives or auxiliary converter systems, the Power Design Engineer shall follow instructions given by the Power Skill Leader.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES :

Methodology
* Uses the design rules for Power
* Uses standard design deliverables for Power
* Uses the standards tools in line with Alstom expectations and rules
* Contributes to define rules and standard design deliverables
* Contributes to write knowledge guidelines
* Contributes to Return of Experience on power schemes and Electrical components

Tender, product, project or R&D development
* Calculates electrical or thermal constraints related to all components of the power scheme (use MATLAB, SABER, MATHCAD or CITHEL tools) to fulfil all customer and normative requirements. Write corresponding design reports
* Define the interfaces of electrical components with mechanical department
* Specifies the electrical components of the traction drives 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 the problem solving
* Prepares the power design reviews in accordance with DFQ system
* Participates in technical core team meetings

SKILLS & EDUCATION
* Master degree in electrical engineering
* Aptitude to communicate in English
* Able to be creative when involved on R&D subjects

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment, that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users. As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

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VIE - Power Design Engineer

Alstom, Charleroi
Employment type: 
Permanent, Contract
Targeted title(s): 
Electronics Engineer, Electronics, Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Design Engineer
Career level: 
Experienced (non-manager)