Bid Technical Manager

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Date: 07-Nov-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:261022 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


Join us as Bid Technical Manager, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno (QC), CA.


The role of the Bid Technical Manager is to be responsible for the O&M bid strategies, analysis, costing and proposal in Services Bids and Tenders. It is a key strategic role for the organization and our ability to growth the Services Americas business.


A role in infrastructure (Overhead Catenary, power supply & distribution, signalling and communications systems, etc) maintenance solutions and estimation is sought.




  • Work the O&M bid strategies, analysis, costing and proposal
    • Define and support the O&M bid strategies and deliverables for Operations, Maintenance of Vehicle, Maintenance of Way, Maintenance of Signaling and Wayside, Maintenance of Tracks, Maintenance of Facilities, overhauls, …
    • Develop solutions that meet Customer requirements at a winning price with healthy executable assumption
    • Read and analyze the requirements from RFQ (Request For Qualification) and RFP (Request For Proposal) related to Transit Operation & Maintenance.  Transfer the Customer requirements into internal into requirement management / compliance matrix and transpose it in a technical proposal to the Customer.
    • Provide financial inputs related to the Operation & Maintenance scope (labor, outsourced scope to supplier and material, Other Direct Costs).
    • Analyse the RFP performance KPI and propose a compliance strategy and how to mitigate the associated deduction risks
    • Define the assets renewal strategy for long term contracts to optimize the life cycle costs
    • Deliver a full technical risk analysis and define the action plans to mitigate them
    • Document all bid assumptions, strategies and proposals made in the bid (costing assumptions, gate review document, operation and maintenance plans, …)
    • Define the mobilization plan (hiring, training, IT, site implementation, …)
    • Define the labor costing assumptions, with support of HR (rates, fringes, overtime, spare board, impact of labor law or unions, …)
    • Create or analyze operation model, system robustness study, crewing line-up, fleet requirements. Validate its compliancy with the bid.
    • Support technical team producing the energy model
    • Support Procurement for the material strategy and outsourced services (technical requirements document TRD for suppliers, material quantity, DBE requirements, …)
    • Manage technically the preselected subcontractors to ensure they are fully compliant with the RFP needs
    • Support the technical, commercial and pricing proposal activities by gather information from many sites, support narratives plan and write-ups.
  • Develop, coordinate, and enforce systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Maintain quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards and recommending processes and tools improvements.
  • Work with internal and external partners to support the system definition in PPP or complex projects, with ensuring Alstom protection.  Support partnership and interface agreements if required.
  • Improve performance of a current contract (on an existing site or an operation we want to take over)
  • Identify innovation and alternate proposals to be included in our offers.
  • Identify potential additional business in Services that could led to unsolicited offer.
  • Explore technology advancement and innovation related to Customer Services, Operation and Maintenance that would lead in innovation proposal or cost reduction in our tenders.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce and other related fields
  • Working experience in Transportation Operations and Maintenance
  • 5-10 years of experience required
  • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view
  • Hands on experience on functional or hierarchical team management
  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope
  • Products and services knowledge on different market segments (Urban, Mainline, F&M and Services) is desirable
  • Engineering product development full lifecycle view is desirable
  • Safety background is desirable
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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