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Test Engineer


Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


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.

We have been awarded a contract to deliver for Western Australia’s $1.6 billion Railcar Program. As part of the project we will design, manufacture and maintain 246 new railcars needed for METRONET projects and the replacement of the A-series trains. We will also deliver 6 DMU railcars to replace the Australind service between Perth and Bunbury.

We are currently seeking a Test Engineer for executing Train level Validation activities in accordance with Alstom internal rules, project needs and contract requirements.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities for this Role:

The Test Engineer writes the Train test procedures, carries out type, validation, or investigation tests, and prepares reports. Additionally, the role;

  • Defines and implements the most appropriate testing methodology and means of testing and develops test operating modes and analyzes test results
  • Participates in the design and the development of the tools necessary for performing the tests
  • Implements, verifies (functional) and ensures compliance (calibration) of the measuring equipment to be ready at the time of the test
  • Prepares the equipment for testing
  • Respects EHS rules notably implementing LockOutTagOut instruction.
  • Supervises and/or executes test activities, analyzes test results 'live" and decides if test has to be redone or not
  • Test results data analysis, writing static and dynamic test reports

Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Experienced Engineer in railway including experience in testing/validation of rolling stock and its subsystems
  • Functional test execution capabilities on domains such as:
    • Train network, TCMS software functions, TCMS electrical functions, Traction, Braking, Auxiliary supply and energy management, Doors, PACIS, Signaling etc.
  • Experience in TCMS development and/or validation.
  • Knowledge of electrical vs software design on the train.
  • Expected skills according to physical measurement tests:
    • Physical test execution capabilities on domains such as:
      • Aerodynamics / air passage, Dimensional & gauge, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Acoustics / noise, Railway dynamics, Weight management & allocation, Climatic comfort, Winterization, climatic adaptation, Smoke detection / Fire protection system, Horn & headlights etc.
  • Ability to define, create and maintain test benches
  • Software Validation
  • Good IT knowledge and skills (MS Office)

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. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply.

We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email:

For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.

As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing.

There are different compliance requirements for different workgroups. You will be provided with relevant information, during the recruitment process.

For more information, please contact Gemma Cox, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner on

  • 13 Weeks Paid Parental Leave.
  • Free Gym Membership.
  • Flexible Working Options.
  • Salary Continuance Insurance.
  • Bridging Leave