Propulsion Integrator 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. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people.


Propulsion System Engineer provides technical input for all aspects of projects, including design and system integration and providing support in order to facilitate the delivery of projects within time and budget and maintain customer satisfaction. The role is fundamental in translating customer requirements/needs into appropriate solutions by providing system engineering expertise across all stages of the project’s lifecycle as an instrumental part of multidisciplinary teams.



  • Review and analyze requirements: Customer, legislative and local Standards.
  • Review Customer / Product provided ‘Train Concept of Operation’ and identify risks or opportunities to the existing Product / Building
  • Blockdesign.
  • Review and analyze technical data and operational concepts to establish derived system/subsystem requirements and prepare train
  • concept/architecture that align with all relevant engineering scopes of the engineering teams, partners and suppliers.
  • Prepare Train-level concepts (e.g. Diagnostics Concept, Security Concept, Train-to-Wayside Communication Concept, etc.)
  • Coordinate with all engineering areas to align design decisions and ensure common understanding
  • Develop workplans and estimates as they relate to systems integration worktasks
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend systems/equipment/technologies based upon client and/or system needs
  • Coordinate system development tasks to include design, integration and formal testing
  • Create and maintain programmatic and technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution
  • Draft technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs, and other systems integration related documents
  • Develop workplans and estimates as they relate to the identified works
  • Interface with various team members such as management, administration, procurement, legal, and support staff on a regular basis
  • Support transition into production
  • Provide customer design related support : complex systems failure analysis, field troubleshooting and solution integration
  • Develop and complete actions in system specifications, technical and logistical requirements and other disciplines
  • Manage and document train configurations
  • Integral part of the design team often making mechanical and electrical design recommendations based on experience. Determines the form, fit & function of the design & incorporates cost-effective & manufacturing concepts into the design. Also ensures that designs are completed on time meeting project schedules.
  • Interprets customer specifications to ensure that the design is compliant
  • Understands and uses supplier design & manufacturing data to aid in development of the design
  • Interfaces with engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and outside suppliers as needed.
  • Coordinates, tracks, and manages external design and drafting efforts. Mentors less experienced engineers, designers, and drafters.




  • BSc/MSc degree in Engineering, Electrical or related subject

  • Member of the OIQ, PE or other engineering professional order in Canada

  • Solid understanding of systems life-cycle and corresponding activities

  • Has 3-5 years minimum practical experience with system life-cycle activities either during education or a workplacement

  • Solid experience in the integration of systems.

  • Solid expertise in the design and integration of propulsion or power electronics systems

  • Solid expertise in complex systems failures analysis and solution integration

  • Knowledge of railways industry, an asset

  • Has a solid understanding of the main functions directly interrelated with the system engineered as well as the corresponding influences and interfaces

  • Knowledge of Rational DOORS software is an asset.

  • French is an asset


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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