Maintenance Vehicle Manager

Apply now »

Date: 26-Jan-2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:203882 

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.   


Purpose of the job

The Maintenance Vehicle Manager is responsible to perform the following:

- ensure production targets, quality standards and safety requirements are achieved through the execution of the production plan and through the efficient management of resources. 

- ensure trains are delivered on time in a safe, clean and fully functional condition to our customers.  




- Manage a Maintenance Team, including monitoring and controlling Maintenance on a shift-by-shift basis.

- Ensure that accountability for production is clearly defined and delegated.

- Identify staffing requirements for budgeted fixed workload ensuring flexibility and high levels of productivity are achieved.

- Manage organisational change in order to optimise working practices and thus ensure a productive workforce.

- Identifying training and other resource needs to facilitate production in the most effective way.



- Ensure all Maintenance activities meet the Safety and Quality requirements of internal standards, customer specifications.

- Monitoring working practices and environment to ensure that staff and facilities meet the mandatory and/or statutory requirements.

- Ensure work is performed in a safe, effective manner and in accordance with the local policies and procedures.


Performance & Efficiency

- Minimise depot-operating costs and maximise depot-operating efficiencies through effective depot resource planning and controlling of production overtime.

- Review work plans to ensure daily production targets are met as effectively and efficiently as possible. Conduct analysis where there was a failure to achieve production.


Continuous Improvement

- Proactively identify areas for improvement by analysis from maintenance/service operation reports and customer complaints, initiating action to ensure improvements.

- Manage relationship with sub-contractors and the customer.

- Support continuous improvement of processes. Look for and implement changes to improve maintenance and operational processes. 



  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • +5 years of experience within railway industry


Desired Knowledge / Experience

- Management experience of large groups of staff 

- Preferable experience in fleet and /or maintenance operations and planning role.

- Technical knowledge of relevant Traction and Rolling Stock.

- An Understanding of Railway Depot and Railway Industry Operations preferable.

- An Understanding of local Customer requirements.

- An understanding of SAP and ability to use MS Office packages,Email & Intranet 

- Fluent in English


Behavioural Competencies

- Team Player.  Spirit of “Team Trust Action”

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Strong Manpower Management Skills

- Self-motivated

- Ability to work to tight delivery timescales


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.

Job Segment: ERP, Manager, SAP, Technology, Management