Area Construction Manager

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Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:278704 

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 


Area Construction Manager (YN-EY-01)


Within the System Construction Site Coordination Team, the Area Construction Manager is directly coordinating with Alstom’ sub-systems construction manager (that remain owner of the QCD commitments) and is responsible to ensure the coordination (between all Alstom’ sub-systems and CW) and the surveillance of the works as well as the implementation of progress monitoring of all items concerning the construction / installation activities and compare to planned durations and productivities.


Organization structure (job belongs to..)

Operations/Regional Centre /Site Operations

Work in Project Core team (permanent member)


Reports directly to:

System Construction Coordination Manager

Other reporting to:

Functional report line to Project Manager (during project execution and operations phase)


Direct reports:

Functionally leading the Site Coordination Team


Network & Links


  • Project Director, Core Team and Project Operations Team


  • Suppliers and/or sub-contractors
  • CW partner
  • Auditors and/or Assessors
  • Utilities providers



Key accountabilities

  • Organization of meetings on site with subsystems installation managers, the sub-contractors and CW entity to discuss interfaces, handover of areas, access and site installations.
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables including Documentation and plans (Execution, recovery,…).
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status.
  • Ensuring fulfilment of EHS requirements and security during work on site.
  • Ensuring the observance of the stipulations laid down in the Project Quality Documentation by the site management team
  • Adhering to Coordinated Installation Program (CIP) for E&M site installation activities
  • Monitoring and control of installation work progress sequence as scheduled in CIP to achieve project milestones,
  • When required implementation of effective corrective measures, to remedy defects or delay, and validate concurrent activities performance if required between sub-systems a/o CW
  • Risk management applied to installation works
  • Ensures that each subsystem mobilizes its team and have all the required documents (drawings and methods) material, plants and tools in due time for work execution (4M implementation)
  • Ensuring most effective use of temporary staging areas,
  • Attends, upon request, weekly meetings with Customer / Engineer / Operator (…) , to address any issues or interfaces and manage stakeholder requirements
  • Contribute to the coordination of Testing and Commissioning activities of all the areas still under construction responsibility
  • Gathering inputs and close coordination with Project Working Train Manager (mainly on Main line or Metro projects)


Performance measurements

  • Savings through Risk mitigation and Opportunities management, Cash by sales milestones achievement
  • Planning, Quality, EHS: monitoring, anticipation and reporting on progress and issues


Educational Requirements


  • Qualified technician or Engineer degree level or equivalent education or experiences


  • Certification on Site EHS management



  • Previous experience in a major Infrastructure Project or major Company Branch Management is required
  • Cost and planning control experience in site management scope
  • EHS background


  • Railway products and services knowledge on different market segments  (Metro/Tramway/Mainline)
  • Experience of management by Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives
  • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in technical topics

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills to fulfil the role of interface manager toward both customers and partners
  • Quality-focused, rigorous, team-player
  • Decision-making and problem-solving ability
  • Resilience, with an analytic way of thinking in order to solve complex system failures





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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