Automatic Train Control System Designer

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Date: 13-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:377841 

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 ATC System Designer is part of the Project Engineering Team under the coordination of ATC Leader. They develops ATC system architecture, trackside and trainborne, defining and allocating requirements, evaluating design trade-offs, balancing technical risk, defining and assessing interfaces, keeping close coordination with verification and validation activities and with project deployment activities, in line with the system roadmap


Key accountabilities:

ATC System includes both trackside and trainborne. ATC System Designer main responsibilities are:

  • Design system and provide related documents (specification, architecture, interface, etc.).
  • Lead ATC Design Reviews
  • Ensure the ATC configuration by application data or coding is performed regarding the process and ready for testing.
  • Investigate the Verification and Validation (V&V) test failures for corrective actions


Performance measurements:

  • Project QCD (Quality,Cost and Delivery) commitment
  • On-time-delivery for ATC deliverables (SyRS - System Requirements Specification, SyAD - System Architecture Description, SyID - System Interface Description, SyOCD - System Operational Contexts Description, …) according to project planning and Document Master List (DML) (EDP - Engineering Delivery Performance), approval status
  • Defect detected on ATC (DQI - Delivery Quality Indicator)
  • Cooperation and reactivity to support to Root Cause Analysis Identification of contract variations (through traceability & coverage of requirements)


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electronics, embedded systems or equivalent)
  • 0-3y of experience in complex real time system (signaling, avionics, defense, safety related systems). 
  • P. Eng certification or in progress



  • Automatic Train Operation (ATO) systems (including train control).
  • Rolling stock systems (especially the ones that interface with trainborne Automatic Train Protection (ATP), like brakes, traction, doors)
  • Signaling (System, Interlocking or Automatic Train Supervision (ATS)
  • Basic software development skills



  • Fluent in English (Good verbal and written communication skills)
  • Ability to work transversally with engineering teams / Autonomy / Coordination
  • System engineering knowledge
  • System Specification and Requirements Development
  • Software engineering (master methods and tools to configure generic ATC software)
  • Defect analysis and able to propose a corrective solution
  • Proactivity


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:​Graduate Job​

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