Train Design Engineer

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Date: 12 Jul 2024

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, 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. 



Purpose of the Job

  • Ensuring production of all Train Design (TD) deliverables (Carbody Shell, Mechanical Integration, General Studies and Transverse Disciplines) in compliance with Quality-Cost-Delivery (QCD) commitments.
  • Coordinating different TD contributors on Project.


Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical Reporting: Train Design Metier Manager (TDMM)
  • Functional Reporting: Project Engineering Manager (PrEM)


Accountable for:

  • Performing project TD activities in compliance with QCD commitments.
  • Planning and piloting TD activities and related deliverables on project taking into account applicable instructions/processes and other specific Customer (internal or external) requirements.
  • Ensuring TD deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits.
  • Reporting on TD activities progress and alerting relevant N+1 in case of issue potentially impacting achievement of QCD commitments.
  • Allocating requirements and mechanical interfaces to Sub-Systems/equipments (Allocated volume, weight, location, etc.).
  • Monitoring the Mechanical Sub-Systems/equipments deliveries conformity with project needs.
  • Ensuring resolution of Project Mechanical issues and challenging actions (single domain).
  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on Mechanical scope (single-domain).
  • Ensuring Mechanical Project/Product Prefered Part List (3PL) delivery.
  • Defining Project Mechanical Decomposition in Digital Mock-Up.


Responsible for:

  • Preparing and documenting TD Design Reviews according to project schedule and following-up the main open actions.
  • Resolving Project Mechanical issues and challenging actions (multi-domains).
  • Coordinating different TD contributors on Project.
  • Defining Project punctual priorities to TD project team.
  • Monitoring, controlling and consolidating the Train Design workpackage.
  • Analysing and consolidating change request impacts on TD scope.
  • Producing high-level TD deliverables (RSAD TD, TD Validation Plan, etc.).
  • Reporting on TD activities progress, anticipating issues (capacity, skills, rule applicability, etc.) and alerting if needed.
  • Validating Transverse Requirement Specifications (Weight, Vibroacoustics, etc.) in close collaboration with the Train System Engineer.
  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on TD scope.
  • Defining Project Mechanical Decomposition / Product Breakdown Structure (PBS).
  • Collaborating with other metier/department.
  • Establishing Certification & Validation Plans for TD scope.


Contributor for:

  • Supporting Sourcing, Industrialization and Manufacturing teams during Production ramp-up.
  • Collaborating with the TDMM for continuous improvement of the Metier (including RoE).


Knowledge & Experience

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer designation as per Canadian regulations, or in progress. 
  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Design Engineering and 5+ years in Railway / rail car e.g. locomotives, rail passenger cars.
  • Required 3+ years’ work experience in Catia v5 and Enovia/DMA/PDM.
  • Required team management experience, and experience dealing and negotiating with customers, good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and reporting skill. Sense of urgency / priority.
  • Fluent in English, French desired


Team size

  • Direct functional reporting 3 to 10 people


Working conditions

On-site office work and presence required. Usual work on Industrial shop environment as well.

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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