Verification & Validation Engineer

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10021793
  • Location Utrecht
  • Contract type Secondment via YER, Secondment with contracting
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

As a FIVP (Factory Integration Validation Platform) Engineer, you take part in testing campaigns for delivery of highly advanced train technical systems. In addition, you are responsible for checking pre-formulated operational requirements on safety and quality fulfilment. To achieve these results, you take part in a team of engineers with different disciplines. You are required to work in a structured way, pay attention to the details, and be eager to learn each day. This position is suited for a junior professional with a passion for trains and technology.

Job description

Objective :

  • To participate and support project FIVP validation activities to ensure the delivery of a complete, correct and accurate System in line with Project contractual requirements

Measurement :

  • Period evaluation of Work by Manager Engineering and feedback Project Manager and Peers

Accountabilities :

  • Ensure that communication and documentation is clear, proper action is taken based on operational business rules and all Alstom internal processes are followed

Responsibilities :

  • Ensures via testing a full coverage on correct implementation of the requirements
  • To run the test procedures and to record the associated test reports
  • Interpretation of the test procedures / scenarios to be run and their execution
  • Elaborate the Impact analysis report to determine the non-regression strategy
  • System Non Regression Test Report based on List of Open Points (LOP’s) including impact analysis
  • Synthesis of the tests performed and analysis of the non-conformities detected during the validation sessions in order to identify the restrictions to be applied
  • Support to the VI&T leader for reporting of the restrictions analysis and for planning consolidation
  • Reporting following the process defined by the project and/or the department

Business Understanding:

  • Required to work in a matrix organization, combination of line organization and project organization
  • Required to work in the domain of urban transport and to understand the stakeholders and their needs
  • Required to work in the Alstom cooperate organization, from a project office point of view


Alstom SA is a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signaling, and locomotives as well as trams. Alstom is leading in the field of innovations aimed at reducing CO2 emissions, including the hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint train, H3 hybrid locomotive and the new fully own-developed electric Aptis bus. For all public transport companies in the Netherlands we are an important supplier of equipment and systems, and we’re the partner to meet the growing need for public transport.

Alstom Transport BV is located in Utrecht and Ridderkerk. The Alstom site in Utrecht specializes in the complete delivery and maintenance of signaling systems, aimed at safe and efficient transport of trains, metro’s and trams. Activities are conducted as engineering, testing and commissioning, maintenance and project management. Alstom has implemented main line signaling systems as ERTMS for the Betuweroute and urban systems as CBTC for the Amsterdam metro/North-South Line.

At Alstom Transport, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.

  • Pilot project of automatic train operation in the Netherlands on the Betuweroute
  • Program Signaling Replacement, replacement project Electronic Interlocking Prorail
  • Introduction of the CBTC signaling installation for the Amsterdam Metro, for the existing metro network and for the new North-South line
  • ERTMS update projects on Betuweroute and Hanzelijn

Offer description

  • 40 hours contract
  • €3.000 - €4.000 a month
  • 38 holidays
  • Plenty potential to develop yourself and grow within your role

Candidate profile

Education & Profile:

  • Bachelor Education (ing.) in technical related study
  • Junior Engineering Profile with IT driven interest
  • Knowledge and passion for the railway industry and in particular Signaling is preferred (Rail-Minor)

Job requirements :

  • Software Management Cycle Awareness: Waterfall Method, V-Model, SCRUM Methodology
  • Configuration Management: Version control on Software and Documentation
  • Testing: Manual Test Execution, Automated Test Execution, Functional Test Execution
  • Networking: CIDR subnet notation, routing, virtualization
  • Linux: basics, configuration, Network diagnostics, file system management, text manipulation, script language basics, bash/python/lua

General requirements:

  • Communicational skills for working in and with multifunctional teams
  • Ability to express him/herself verbally and in written manner
  • Work in a Microsoft Office 365 environment

Work Experience:

  • 0-3 years of experience in technical position
  • Experience with project way of working is requested but not required


  • Dutch, fluent in English, French desirable