Train System Engineer

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Date: 04-Sep-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:254063 

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 


What are my responsibilities?

The Train System Engineer is responsible for delivering high performance engineering solutions within agreed timelines and budget to support business and broad company objectives.

In this role you:

  • lead a team of system engineers in the development and integration of railway vehicle systems
  • define the physical and functional train system architecture in line with the customer requirements. You ensure each applicable function is properly allocated to a system or to conventional train control. You ensure compliance to engineering processes and regulatory standards to provide high quality solutions
  • develop action plans and coordinate resources with the Train System Domain Leader to resolve problems and define mitigation plans as applicable
  • are accountable for the train global performance, systems functional integration and report progress to the Project Engineering Manager. You ensure the Train System project deliverables are provided in compliance with budgeted hours and defined deadlines through task scheduling
  • support the system engineers in the definition of system and sub-system requirements as well as the management of external vendors. You ensure that clear expectations in terms of technical deliverables, schedule and responsibility are defined
  • work with Train Control and Schematics engineers to ensure that electrical functions and systems interfaces are adequately integrated
  • liaise with engineers and technical experts to ensure compliance with appropriate industry and regulatory standards. You work with multi-disciplinary engineering functions to ensure a fully integrated, safe & compliant design. You also provide support to the Production Line, Procurement, Quality & Testing teams
  • Additionally, you report the project technical progress and conduct design reviews for train systems with the end customer. In this regard you are the customer’s technical interface and provide support to the Project Engineering Manager and Project Manager


Your responsibilities include:

  • Defining the train system physical and functional architecture, allocating train functions to vehicle systems or conventional train control, ensuring systems functional integration and train performance including vehicle dynamics
  • Providing technical leadership to ensure the design cycle from conceptual solution to train validation is properly followed, according to engineering processes and applicable standards
  • Supporting system engineers with the definition of system requirements, but also with the management of subsystem vendors
  • Reporting project progress to customer, conducting design reviews and being overall the technical interface of the project
  • Providing technical support to teams operating in the field such as Production Line, Quality, Testing and Validation
  • Applying Train System metier processes with associated methodologies and tools to ensure domain efficiency within project execution
  • Challenging project peers while improving processes and proposing optimizations. Promoting continuous improvement initiatives


What do I need to qualify for this job?

In this role, you are expected to build effective working relationships across a diverse engineering team, with the ultimate goal of delivering complex and innovative engineering solutions that meet our customer needs.


The Train System Engineer ensures adequate and effective solutions are defined and is accountable for overall train architecture, systems integration and train performance. The Train System Engineer also ensures deliverables are provided in line with schedule and financial aspects.


You are versatile, very autonomous with hands-on experience and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.


Minimum Qualifications  

  • At least five years of experience in railway vehicle systems engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent combination of training


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with systems integration
  • Experience with systems software design and associated processes or standards (ISO/IEC 15288)
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  


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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