Application Engineer

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Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Toronto, MO, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:381741 

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.



The Application Engineer will be responsible for defined work on projects with moderate complexity. They will follow an individual work plan and meet day-to-day short-term objectives. To be successful, the individual will need to have the ability to resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Designs new/modified signal systems in response to contract related requirements per company standards and customer specifications under the direction of a Wayside Systems Lead or System Engineer
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and provides recommendations in resolving complex, unique or major problems.  Collaborates within the teams in resolving problems as defined above
  • Receives mentoring from Wayside Systems Leaders and System Engineers
  • Participates in technical discussions with customer to represent/protect the company interests under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Designs include electro-mechanical circuit design, relay-based and /or microprocessor based logic, HW and SW interfaces, material selection, and equipment rack layouts
  • Interfaces with internal/external contacts to include vendors, subcontractors and prime contractors on technical matters under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Assists in generating schedule, budget and product/system specifications as required
  • Assists in generating technical proposals and cost estimates as requested
  • Provides input/modifications to departmental work instructions and procedures when required
  • Maintains project related files, documents and revision control of documents under their direct control
  • Develops project related requirements for products from customer specifications for new or modified designs under the direction of a Wayside Systems Leader or System Engineer
  • Provides and develops accurate material lists for both internal and external requirements on projects
  • Troubleshoots problems identified during factory and field test offering possible technical solutions to minimize impact
  • Keeps abreast of technologies used by the company, industry to remain current and prepared for technology changes within the work environment
  • Travels to the customer site as required to perform field test and supports commissioning of systems
  • Experience in a project environment including interface with manufacturing



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or an Engineering Technology Degree
  • 0-3 years' experience in Railway Signal Engineering or related field
  • P. Eng certification or in progress


Desired Experience

  • Knowledge of application of engineering design automation tools 
  • Prior experience in signal engineering principles and practices desirable
  • Knowledge of relay as well as microprocessor based interlocking systems desirable
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good customer relations 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills


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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