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Project Engineer R&D

Project Engineer R&D

We are looking for a Project Engineer R&D to join our team in Barcelona. The job would be performed for a railway and naval company and will require 20% travels to UK and elsewhere, in order to execute projects of applied research and technological development within business services.

Main tasks:

  • Definition of interfaces and protocols of communication.
  • Signal integration for functions of automation (PLC, network systems).
  • Signal integration for supervision (SCADA) system.
  • Definition and programming of HMI.
  • Validation and commissioning of mechanical, electrical systems and facilities for the use of equipment of data capture (technology, optical laser, recognition of image, vibration, temperature,…).
  • Improvements and analysis of deviations.
  • Preparation of proposals for developments in R&D, taking into account ideas put forward internally and externally to the company.
  • Development and prototypes on trains or in maintenance workshops.
  • Communication and dissemination of initiatives in R&D as well as collaboration in the implementation of programs and/or projects.
  • Capitalization of the knowledge developed during the execution of R&D projects.
  • Participation in deals involving new technologies or products developed in R&D.
  • Monitoring and collaboration in the already-developed R&D programs.
  • Constant technological vision and knowledge of competitors.


  • Control of the elements of electronic system integration
  • Proper execution of validation plans following the above guidelines.
  • Execution of test benches on the prototypes for the collection of data for further analysis.
  • Support for the definition of the maintenance of the system.


  • Industrial Engineer or similar studies.
  • Knowledge of automation.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics at the level of systems (not of installations).
  • Product development knowledge (desirable within the rail sector).
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, development of Interfaces and protocols.
  • Integration and mechanical design knowledge.
  • Knowledge of methodology of Testing and/or validation of tests.
  • PMP Methodology and PMBook.
  • Hardware expertise: integration.
  • Certifications and regulations railway knowledge. Experience in CE marking.
  • English high level is required, French desirable.


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