Mechanical Calculation Engineer

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Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom


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 Mechanical Calculation Engineer, and you’ll be engaged in a career-defining role by participating to the design and the structural validation of passenger railroad vehicles.


 As a structural design team member, you will: 


Produce the qualification and validation plan of components in accordance with Technical Specifications, Internal and National Standards.

  • Prepare the specifications for the purchased components and work in cooperation with supply management for the procurement of those parts.
  • Create and verify finite element models of railroad vehicle components.
  • Perform mechanical calculation activities, including stress calculation with linear and non-linear material, deflection and buckling analysis, bolted and welded joint evaluation, fatigue life estimation, modal analysis, frequency response analysis.
  • Provide design guidance while reviewing the components and suggest improvements to optimize functionality, weight and manufacturability based on calculation results.
  • Write mechanical calculation reports according to project schedule.
  • Present and explain the results to the client.
  • Participate to Design Reviews with internal and external customers.
  • Prepare qualification test procedure for components, assist to the testing on site, as well as review the test data and reports.
  • Be involved in different project activities such as gate reviews, risk evaluation, budget estimation, etc.



We are seeking candidates with the following profile:


  • Mechanical Engineering grade, preferably oriented to mechanical component design.  
  • Member of the OIQ, engineer or candidate to the engineering profession (CPE).
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Method with experience in using specialized software such as Hyperwork.
  • Theoretical bases in material strength calculation, and mastery of assembly analysis methodologies. Experience in the transport sector is an asset.
  • Self-driven, structured and organised with hands-on and systematic problem-solving approach.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Team player who likes to learn and share new knowledge.
  • Ability to multitask in a matrixial and project-oriented organisation.
  • Functional in French, professional proficiency in English 


Alstom is offering a learning environment where you will be developing your knowledge and skills with highly competent and experiment professionals.  Numerous formal training will be provided throughout your career and specially during your first year of employment.  You will, as well, have the opportunity to visit and work in some of our manufacturing plans located in North America.

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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