GO Expansion - Project Configuration & Change Controller (PrCCC)

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Date: 11 Nov 2023

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:[[429471]] 

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.


Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.


Alstom is hiring a Project Configuration & Change Controller (PrCCC) to support the modernization team.


Purpose of the Job

  • The PrCCC is responsible to keep the project /product configuration under control during the whole life-cycle of the Project/Product.


The PrCCC manages:

  • The initial configuration of the modernized fleet (about 1000 cars and 100 locomotives, several generations)
  • The related configuration of new design
  • The change process in the project/product and ensure Configuration is formalised and adequate at any time to deliver the configuration and change documentation to the Customer.



The PrCCC is responsible to:


  • Ensure application of configuration and change general procedures and instructions
  • Issue configuration and change management plan
  • Collect, organize and communicate the configuration of the existing fleets, taking care of the key inputs required by the metiers leaders (eg: drawings for mechanical department, schematics for systems etc.)
  • Animate CCB process (Configuration Control Board), especially plan and organize the CCB meetings:
    • Collect the Change Requests (CR)
    • Verify that the changes are well documented
    • Send the CR to the PrEM for analysis and CP (change proposal) preparation
    • Collect the Change Proposals and send it in advance to the participants of the CCB to check the impacts
    • Collect (if needed) QCD impacts
    • Establish the CCB reports
  • Coordinate and federate all the project/products actors regarding configuration and changes : Engineering, Industrial, Sourcing, Supply chain, ILS, C&W , Validation. The PrCCC organizes and manages the project/product evolutions through changes activities:
    • Respond to project/product priorities or urgencies
    • Ensure rigorous traceability and reporting
    • Record, from actors information, the projected rank/date of change application (serial application, retrofit)
    • Organize and update configuration and change database for the project/product
    • Issue and follow up the action plan, assigning the Change Orders to the doers
    • Issue and follow up the change application, assigning the Change Notice  to the doers
    • Manage with project/product baselines
  • Configuration items identification; baselines management (coherency checking)
  • Ensure interfaces with sub-systems confirm baseline definition
  • Support Project Managers in the baseline integration
  • Capture multiple car type configurations
  • Be able to pull data from various tools, parts catalogues, etc.
  • Ability to propose some improvement of processes/tools.
  • Control configuration (compare realised/applicable)
  • Perform Configuration verifications
  • Issue configuration & change KPIs
  • Works in conjunction with PrCCM on this project



  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Business Administration, Engineering or any other relevant field for the role.
  • Professional Engineer designation as per Canadian regulations or in progress.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Around 5 years’ experience as project configuration or strong experience as doc controller with organizational & communication skills. Preferably within railways environment, design and/or maintenance.
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools.


Location / Travel

This position is based in Thunder Bay, ON (project office, maintenance depots where existing vehicles are accessible).

Occasional business travels within Canada / USA.

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. 


 Job Type:​Experienced​

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