Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: 456303
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Alstom
  • Location: Derby
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Rolling Stock, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Mechanical Design Engineer to work on developing the concept design of the carbody shell and progress it to the detail design phase?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge by being based at our UK Rolling Stock Site and apply your Mechanical Design Engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Engineering Manager Carbody and Structures Domain, and work alongside a dedicated and passionate Mechanical Design Engineering team in Alstom UK&I. 


Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business also be involved in other duties including providing build support on existing products, participating in six sigma/8D and contributing to lean manufacturing much more.

This is a role which will involve not only Derby based projects but also projects based in other ALSTOM sites. The opportunity offers significant opportunity for career growth.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Generating conceptual ideas for the next generation of carbody design.
  • Creation of 3D CAD models for the main carbody structures using Catia V5.
  • Ensuring designs meet defined requirements of weight, cost and functionality.
  • Ensuring that designs are delivered to programme and meet applicable standards.
  • Liaison with Structural Analysis team
  • Liaison with other design departments to integrate equipment and interior systems.
  • Managing interfaces and undertaking clash detection.
  • Liaison with suppliers and production departments to develop designs and provide support during production.
  • Ensuring accuracy of manufacturing instructions i.e. drawings and parts lists.
  • Preparing and documenting Design Reviews.
  • Applying Train Design rules, processes and tools and ensuring deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits



All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • Ability to create new and innovative designs in Catia V5/Solid Edge (senior experience)
  • Ideally five years minimum experience working in rail or a related industry.
  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or related subject.
  • Appreciation of Structural Analysis methods



  • Knowledge of aluminium extrusions highly desirable



Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with colleagues and customers based all over the world
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical). 


What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary plus 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days. Healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexibility flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.