Train Control Engineer

Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.

Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.

The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year.

Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people.


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Train Control Engineer



  • Accountable for the delivery of all Electrical System Engineering outputs in compliance with the engineering QCD commitment, by contributing in significant ways and by managing assigned project engineering resources
  • Derives the system and subsystem functional requirements to create technical specifications. Consistently reviews and manages the requirements, specifications and interfaces. As well, the Train System Engineer manages technical relationships with internal/external suppliers throughout the vehicle development cycle
  • Defines the global train system architecture, operational modes and functionalities taking as input the external/internal requirements
  • Determines the transverse requirements (EMC, acoustics, reliability, aerodynamics, weight, etc.) for the various train subsystems in close collaboration with the Train Design Engineer (lead Mechanical Engineer), Traction System Engineer and RAMS Engineer
  • Coordinates the multitude of system designs to a cohesive system-of-system that ensures the complete integration will comply with the customer specifications, applicable standards and implicit/explicit requirements.
  • Manages tradeoffs and interfaces between subsystems
  • Collaborates with all engineering métiers to detail and describe how related functions/performances are to be checked. Will be responsible for submitting these
  • Reviews the validation procedures and reports for components and subsystems written by Alstom’s Requirements & Test Engineer
  • Position requires understanding and knowledge of a wide range of electronic/ electrical systems, from discrete electronic devices up to large power distribution and control devices
  • Leads the electrical design including train electrical schematics and wiring
  • Calculate/simulate and verify tractive and braking effort, plus brake blending, required to meet customer requirements, in addition to reviewing thermal analysis of the propulsion and friction braking systems based on agreed variables
  • Work with lead mechanical and project engineering manager to calculate and verify safe braking distances required by customer
  • Participates in technical and program gate reviews, by providing input and any follow-up actions, to ensure development follows company and/or customer design process
  • Interface with internal and external groups to prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications based on given technical specification.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner that meet client requirements and formats
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.
  • Conduct diagnostic investigations by analyzing data with support from Alstom Transport Engineering, implementing and verifying fixes
  • Participate in testing and validation of new and existing designs and equipment
  • Mentor less experienced engineers in creation of design concepts and documentation, development and testing
  • Investigating, trouble-shoot and resolve a wide variety of electrical, electromechanical and system engineering issues
  • Provide shop support and production problem resolution
  • Fully support internal groups, including Sourcing, Purchasing, Quality and Bids/Tenders
  • Provide support of cost saving activities as requested by Project Engineering Manager



  • Minimum qualifications include a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering development, design for transit rail cars
  • Demonstrated ability to manage medium to large scale projects meeting/exceeding aggressive schedule and cost targets
  • Hands on modeling experience using AutoCAD and Solid Works 3D
  • Review design submittals by suppliers and provide feedback based on Form, Fit and Function


ALSTOM endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.  
Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

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