Bid Technical Manager

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Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:436660 

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 responsibility of this position is to manage the technical scope of bids ensuring the delivery of an accurate and competitive proposal in line with the standard solution and commercial strategy.

In addition, the Bid Technical Manager should be well-versed in Project Engineering Management principles and qualities, such as Technical Leadership, Scope Management, Risk Management, Requirements Management, Configuration Control and Change Management, Planning and Scheduling, and System Deployment.



  • Provide to the Bid Manager the estimate of engineering effort needed for the bid preparation
  • Negotiate with the Project Engineering Directors and Manage the allocation of the technical team in line with the bid needs (expertise and timing)
  • Analyze, with the support of System Architect(s), the potential gaps between the customer's specification and standard solutions and products and support the Bid Manager and Tender Leader in defining the most suitable compliance strategy
  • Build the system architecture applying the solution chosen with the support from the Solutions Directors
  • Coordinate, from a technical point of view, the bid internal stakeholders (e.g. Installation, Testing & Commissioning, Project Engineering, Development Centers) and the external stakeholders (if applicable) to ensure overall understanding of the bid technical strategy (including track/scheme plans, bill of quantities (BOQ), migration strategy, Project Design Organization (PDO), Share of Work, etc.)
  • When applicable, propose the migration strategy to be applied with close collaboration with the Senior Signaling Engineers, as well as the Installation and Test and Commissioning (T&C) teams
  • Perform requirements compliance analysis and/or clause-by-clause of technical bid documents
  • Consolidate the technical assumptions applicable to the bid, and ensure consistency between all work packages
  • Prepare and lead a Technical Design Review up to the approval of the technical scope associated to the bid
  • Lead the preparation and consolidation of the technical documentation to be delivered with the bid
  • Coordinate the engineering quotations and risks evaluation checking for overall consistency and competitiveness
  • Support Bid Manager during the negotiation with the Customer, identifying any technical change during that phase
  • Lead interfaces with 3rd Parties (in the frame of the BTM scope of work)
  • Ensure a smooth handover with the PrEM (Project Engineering Manager) or SDIM (System Deployment and Integration Manager) in case of contract award, including the requirements, architecture, technical assumptions, engineering strategy, schedule and workload.
  • In some cases, support the Project Manager and Engineering team for complex variation orders on existing projects.


Performance measurements

  • Adherence to tender process assessed by internal inspections or audits
  • Alignment with footprint strategy (PDO ratio target)
  • Winning Bid (Hit rate), technical rating by the Customer
  • No deviation between the during the transition from tender to project due to technical issues
  • Return on Experience (REX) during project execution (technical issues originated tender phase)


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects     
  • Master’s in business administration or project management desirable



  • At least 5 years of experience working on signaling projects in a technical position.
  • Self-proficient on all bid execution activities and is furthermore responsible for providing technical guidance to less experienced Bid Team Members.
  • Must be capable of executing one large, complex System bid, or multiple smaller, Subsystem bids.


Mandatory Experience

  • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view until commissioning
  • Hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management
  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope
  • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in contractual situations
  • 5 years’ or more experience in Rail Signaling industry
  • 2 years’ or more experience in Technical Management



  • Products and services knowledge on different market segments (Urban, Mainline, Freight)
  • Engineering product development full lifecycle view
  • Safety background
  • 2 years’ or more experience with ATP (Automatic Train Protection) or Interlocking


Competencies & Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience


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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