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Functional Architect (m/f)

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Functional Architect (m/f)-TWMA-UKDY01249162


Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions.

At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we'll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

We are looking for highly skilled and experienced people to build the technology platform for Bombardier Transportation's future, for our site in Derby, and, are currently looking to recruit a Functional Architect to join our Vehicle Engineering team.

To find out more about Vehicle Engineering in Bombardier Transportation, check out our presentation at

Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

- Analyzing, clarifying, consolidating and developing all the applicable functional and performances requirements at train level (Operability, Signaling, Customer expectations, regulation, standards, Reliability, Availability and Safety) allocated from the Requirement Manager;
- Elaborating Train Functional architectures (command and control) in order to satisfy all the applicable functional and performances requirements with a particular focus on Safety and Availability performances;
- Leading and animating the exchanges with functional architecture involved stakeholders (sub-system engineers, TCMS engineers, Electrical schemes engineers);
- Conducting trade-off studies in order to select the most suitable functional architecture according to the defined criteria (cost, performances, carry over rate, etc.);
- Elaborating the sub-system requirements specifications to be distributed to the sub-systems suppliers, to the TCMS team (software);
- Elaborating the pure principle schemes to the Electrical installation team (low voltage logic);
- Elaborating the Functional Integration plan and the Validation plan (Means of Proofs);
- Elaborating the Test Specifications for Validate the train functions;
- Verifying the train functional architecture at specification level trough modelling and simulations (Model Based (SysML) methodology), including non-regression tests;
- Verifying the train functional architecture at detailed design level by using the Virtual Bird Modelling & Simulation methodology, including non-regression tests;
- Manage the change and the configuration for all the functional architecture deliverables (models and documents);
- The Functional Architect undertakes delegated responsibilities from the Lead Functional Architect to technically define develop and lead the design areas of a rolling stock project. The main goals are:

1. to ensure that a complete and correct set of functional specifications and interfaces are issued for the project;
2. to develop a suitable train architecture, concepts and design solutions;
3. to ensure these are valid and correctly integrated as to meet the technical requirements in the form of a class leading, competitive and compliant rolling stock design;

- Analyzing, clarifying, consolidating and developing functional and performances requirements at train level
- Define functional architectures, interfaces and perform trade-off studies while keeping aligned all the stakeholders (RAMS, System / TCMS, Electrical) and managing the configurations and changes
- Verify functional design trough simulation while elaborating functional models
- Contribute to the Train functional integration validation while defining the means of proof and elaborating Test Specification


• Degree qualified or with an equivalent professional engineering qualification.

• A demonstrable track record of managing multiple engineering projects from design to implementation; creating and executing recommendations for improvement.

• Be able to provide cost and schedule estimates on complicated engineering programs.

• A clear track record of working across function, with customers and suppliers and to board level.

• Have previously provided technical expertise in train control and information systems and demonstrated the ability to use this technical knowledge in support of other departments, such as production, procurement and projects.

Why Work for Us?

Everywhere we operate, we reward effort and initiative.

You are encouraged to ask questions and empowered to make decisions.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to create a stimulating and open workplace which fosters teamwork, fairness, respect and diversity.

We are helping create a better world.

ECO4 - the formula for energy-saving performance.

By making a difference today, we are helping create a better world for future generations. Having pioneered the philosophy of "The Climate is Right for Trains", we demonstrate this rationale by offering vehicles with practically zero emissions that are almost fully recyclable energy.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

Posting date: 13.01.2017

Closing date: 13.02.2017

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

Job: Systems
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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