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Lead Functional Architect

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Lead Functional Architect-TWMA-UKDY00891710


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.

For our site in Derby we are currently looking to recruit a Lead Functional Architect to join our Vehicle Engineering team

In order to find out more about Vehicle Engineering, check out our presentation:

Key responsibilities and challenges

As part of the Vehicle Engineering team in charge of Product definition and performance in a project, the Lead Functional Architect contribute to the activities related to the Functional Engineering process along the full V-cycle:

- 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 changesVerify 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
- 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, ect…)
- 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 modeling and simulations (Model Based (SysML) methodology), including non-regression tests;
- Verifying the train functional architecture at detailed design level by using the VirtualBird Modeling&Simulation methodology, including non-regression tests;
- Manage the change and the configuration for all the functional architecture deliverables (models and documents)


- Degree and/or Chartered status essential, Masters Degree desirable.
- Technical domain experience essential, System Integration experience essential, System Architectural understanding essential.
- Proven customer interface experience
- Fluency in English
- Experience in a highly complex engineering environment (rail, aerospace, defence, naval...) is essential.
- Significant experience and hands on delivery of the design, analysis, development, testing and delivery of engineering solutions that solve complex requirements.
- Proven experience working with cost and schedule estimates on complicated engineering programs.
- Relevant previous experience in providing technical expertise in developing Functional Architecture
- Ability to use technical knowledge in the support of other departments (engineering, production, procurement, projects) and the development of less experienced engineering personnel.

Do you recognise yourself in the description? Apply now if you want to shape BT's future with us.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Meet with us!

We are talent pooling in the region and looking for great professionals to join us. For more information about our projects, products or if you want to 'meet' with our core project teams, please join our group on LinkedIn, Bombardier Transportation

Posting date: 16.01.2017

Closing date: 16.02.2017

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

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

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