Design For Operation Manager

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Date: 03-Feb-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:203283 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


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


The Design for Operation is responsible for train level co development fulfilling project QCD objectives and final assembly industrial performance. Functionally reporting to the chief development, he will ensure structured integration between product engineering (at both train and Subsystem-level) and manufacturing engineering to deliver a consistent product x process definition.




With relevant train level technical stakeholders (Subsystem managers, Train Architecture, manufacturing engineering):

  • Define and ensure implementation of applicable industrial requirements (DME, T&C, SC and Maintenance)  and standards (e.g. PRIDS, SML/SMP …)
  • Contribute to definition and implementation of project industrial objectives (e.g. Method time)
  • Contribute to detailed implementation of project Make or Buy strategy (e.g. primary parts)
  • Organize and coordinate co-engineering activities (e.g. BoM, zone/mountings analysis & optimization…) until CGR
  • Supports and contribute to mounting reviews (FMR, SMR) and associated product x process evolutions until GSR
  • Supports and contribute to detailed industrialization (e.g. work instructions, control plans) until GSR
  • Define macro industrial process (LGR to PGR): layout, workstations, resources & skills, jigs and tools, logistic flows…
  • Supports detailed industrial process definition (PGR to GSR)
  • Facilitate dialogue between functions and stakeholders for industrialization topics


With chief development and project management stakeholders :

  • Implement allocated project requirements and objectives
  • Reports on status, risks, opportunities and issues


With sites and métiers (e.g. engineering, manufacturing):

  • Interact with sites and métiers to secure project delivery (e.g. resources, expertises)




  • Engineering or master’s degree level education, preferably in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or supply chain disciplines.
  • Around 10 years of experience in industrial operations including experiences at project level.
  • Extensive knowledge of concurrent engineering approaches + strong technical background encompassing both manufacturing and product development/management
  • Strong leadership; result-driven mindset
  • Ability to foster communications between multiple stakeholders (product engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial functions…)
  • Ability for negotiation, problem-solving and efficient decision-making in complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites/functions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Team spirit approach and good communication skills
  • English fluent


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

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 committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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