Maintenance System Engineer - Trackwork

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Date: 04-Sep-2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:142846 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Reporting directly to the Maintenance Project Engineering manager, you will be responsible for :

- Execution of the Services Engineering activities in the Ottawa LRV maintenance project for infrastructure scope in trackwork
- Review the trackwork design (drawings, calculations, reports etc.) for all interface issues and ensure optimal design of interfaces
- Lead studies and coordinate contractors in actvities related to trackworks (Surfacing & Alignment, Noise & Vibration, Earthing & Bonding, Wheel/Rail interface)
- Lead investigation and analysis of complex issues discovered in day-to-day operation
- Assess, train, and continuously support development of technical competencies of guideway technicians
- Develops standardized tools/processes improving efficiency in maintenance activities;
- Manages the technical performance of the systems within scope and provide Rex to relevant Services Platform;
- Support Configuration and Design Change Management of the Project
- Support cost reduction actions, with sourcing and industrial departments;
- Detect, define and implement the modifications of the maintained products to improve the reliability and serviceability, in order to reduce project costs and improve the performance of the systems;
- Optimize the scope and related tasks of the Maintenance plan;
- Captures and ensures ownership of regulations and standards to be applied;
- Interfaces with the stakeholders in the Certification processes;
- Analyses the technical performances of the systems and the efficiency of the maintenance plan and processes, promoting action plans to improve them;
- Analyses failure criticality studies and uses Reliability Centered Maintenance and other available methodologies to define and optimize the maintenance requirements, tasks and intervals;
- Support the release of project monthly maintenance report (contractual reliability and availability targets);
- Set-up and follows standardized and continuous fleet reliability improvement plans, proactively surveying fleet KPI and promoting improving actions;
- Development of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) model by sub-system and reporting;
- Searches for improvement actions in maintenance operations, performing engineering interface activities with Operations Engineers (depot support);
- Promotes the use of latest maintenance technics and R&D developments (Condition Based Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Lean);
- Calculates material, parts and time consumption.


Educational and Professional Requirements

     - Mandatory: Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.  
     - Desirable: Master's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
     - Mandatory: Minimum 3+ years of experience trackwork design or maintenance experience in railway.
     - Highly Desirable: Licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng) or in progress towards attaining P. Eng certification


Core Skills & Competencies
     - Mandatory: Knowledge of railway trackwork and maintenance required
     - Mandatory: Strong technical writing, data analysis, calculation, and reporting skills required.  Writing sample required.
     - Desirable: Geotechnical knowledge and structural calculation knowledge as well as track alignment knowledge.
Other Skills & Competencies
     - Project and/or construction experience preferred
     - General familiarity with the functional design and operation principles of railway systems
     - Knowledge of safety management systems and safety risk assessment
     - Skilled with MS Office
     - Problem solving capacity (technical and costs evaluation of a solution)
     - Capacity of managing Technical risks
     - Self-motivated
     - Attention to detail
     - Ability to work independently
     - Desire to learn
     - Effective, professional interpersonal skills
     - Strong team player
     - Fluent in English mandatory


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   

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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