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Date: 09-Nov-2017

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services and infrastructure and signalling solutions.

In Canada, more than 200 employees work for Alstom at four (4) main sites: Montreal and Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario. Current Alstom projects in Canada include: the supply of 34 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services for the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ont., signalling solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including communications-based train control, and the supply of 468 new Azur metro cars (with a partner) in Montreal, Quebec. Today, Alstom is ramping up its activities to meet market demand in Canada, and is looking for experienced and talented individuals eager to join Alstom to face these new and exciting challenges.

For our Ottawa Service project, we are looking for one Maintenance Vehicle Manager.



To direct, lead and manage maintenance operations at Rolling stock level. (1 yard - potentially 2 yards after 2023)

Manage the  fleet maintenance schedules / cleaning / servicing activities and act as interface with the  Customer team and operation team.

Ensure availability & performance targets are achieved in line with Customer requirements.

Manage warranty operations on Rolling stock during two years for stage 1 (TBC)


Organizational Reporting

Maintenance Project Manager

Network & Links

•             Project Manager, Engineering Dpt / HSE manager /  Quality Manager / Warehouse

•             Customer at maintenance level

•             Sub-contractors



As Maintenance Vehicle Manager, you will:

•             Manage and develop execution of maintenance strategy and QCD targets.

•             Ensure that relevant Product Safety objectives are known and shared (appropriate processes are in place, monitored and measured)

•             Lead the Development and implementation a continuous improvement plan of operations.

•             Have day , week and monthly maintenance plans in place

•             Manages action plans to ensure Alstom objectives are met including cost of non-quality.

•             Ensure compliance to the requirements of Environmental Health and Safety and Quality Policy of the contract and ALSTOM

•             Manage the day-to-day contact with Customer regarding service provision of the rolling stock and rolling stock equipment to improve efficiency and maximise capacity.

•             Support exceptional schedule changes in line with Commercial/Customer requirements

•             Ensure implementation of an optimised organisation (in size, structure and profiles) in order to deliver our contractual engagement

•             Control and adapt resources to the maintenance workload

•             Manage and motivate operational teams in alignment to the group values of Trust, Team and Action and ensure the performance standards are properly set (yearly objective setting, performance review and development plan for all the employees)

 •            Integrate any change standard in their maintenance operations (stage 2)

•             Integrate to their team the operational warranty team from ALSTOM Rolling stock Project and support their performances (TBC)

•               Be part of the devellopment of new process and new tools with the Engineering team

  • 11 to 50 direct reports



  • Graduate engineering background with 2 to 5 years experience in the railway industry or technical background with 8 to 10 years experience in the railway industry
  • Experienced manager in either a maintenance or production environment
  • Good knowledge of implementing and managing Quality, Safety and Environmental systems
  • IT literate ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Languages : English fluent - French facultative



Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  




Job Type: Experienced

Job Segment: Supply, Manager, Operations, Management

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