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Electromechanical Engineer - Train Interfaces

Belgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, BrusselsTrain Integration

Job description

Railnova is looking for an Electromechanical Engineer to join our Train Interface Engineering team. The team is responsible for the electrical and mechanical integration of the Railster inside the assets, from the electrical analysis of the potential connection points to the production of the cabling kits that will be physically installed.

If you like trains, jump on board to connect thousands of rolling stocks to continuously transmit IoT data. You will work with the Train Interface team as an electrical cabling specialist and be surrounded by software, safety and supply chain experts to extend Railnova’s leadership in train interface compatibility.

Key Responsibilities

Your key responsibility will be to design cabling and connectors solutions to adapt the Railster to new types of trains, metros, trams, locomotives, commuter trains and high-speed trains.

For each new train interface project, you will be responsible for: 

  • integrating the Railster electrically and mechanically inside the train
  • analysing the train electrical schematics to identify connection points on the train
  • designing clever cabling schematics and cabling kits with easy-to-assemble connectors for field busses (MVB, Can Bus, J1708, RS484, Ethernet,  RS232, Ethernet, FIP) and sensors (battery, level sensors, temperature sensors, vibration sensors…)
  • producing and following up the production of the cabling kits 
  • participating in the design of mechanical installation in the train 
  • designing mechanical parts when needed
  • writing up technical documentation, as simple and pragmatic installation instructions so that our Clients can easily install the Railster and the cabling kit themselves. 

After a few of months ramp-up period focussed on cabling production, you will be progressively responsible for the end-to-end implementation of your projects, client communication, escalation of issues and decision making at our level. You will be engaged with suppliers to find innovative solutions, with Railnova software programmers for testing and with our Client end-users to provide them with a working and functional digitally connected train.   

Job requirements

  • Master / Bachelor in electrical, electromechanical, mechatronics or electronics  or equivalent by experience 
  • A first experience in an industrial environnement
  • Extensive experience in designing cabling schematics, reading and understanding electrical schematics
  • Able to think outside the box and quickly identify technical solutions during field missions on trains, which are time-constrained
  • General knowledge of industrial buses and protocols (MVB, Can, J1708, J1939, RS232, RS485, FIP)
  • Mechanical knowledge (Solidworks, Fusion 360) 
  • Electronics knowledge a plus (Altium, ...) 
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively in a fast-paced environment,
  • Ability to question himself on what she/he is doing
  • Project management experience: client relationship, accountability and deadlines management
  • Excellent written communicator: you provide regular written project updates, identify blocking points and re-prioritise accordingly.  
  • Fluent in Engish
  • German speaker is a plus

Why Railnova?

Railnova has a work culture focused on autonomy, creativity and everyday improvement. We implemented an asynchronous way of managing tasks, enabling uninterrupted focus time and avoiding internal meetings and e-mails. You’ll be given space to grow as part of a highly skilled cross-functional team. On top of that you’ll get:

  • We work close to Brussels South Train station. 

  • Budget and time to attend conferences, workshops and online classes

  • Smartphone, laptop, and screens of your choice (MacBook, Linux, Windows)

  • You'll work with sleek and modern apps (Slack, Basecamp, Intercom, Pipedrive, Github, Dropbox, Docusign, Google docs)

  • extra healthcare DKV insurance, transport card, company car, bicycle plan, and meal vouchers

  • Competitive pay and benefits package with real year-on-year remuneration growth.

How to apply?

The application process is handled as follows:

  • Submit your written application via the “Apply for this job” button and carefully craft your answer

  • The hiring manager and the HR team evaluate your application within 15 days of your application. At this stage, we are looking for strong written communication, critical thinking, and experience.

  • Interview with the Hiring manager

  • Case study exercise

  • Final interviews and team presentation

You can ask questions at any time during the application process simply by responding to the confirmation email you’ll receive after submission.

Belgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Brussels
Train Integration


Belgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Brussels
Train Integration