Deputy Project Engineering Manager (PrEM)

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Date: 18-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

 Req ID:401943 

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.


Roles & Responsibilities


Very often the modernization is the opportunity of introducing on aging vehicles the same cutting-edge technology provided on newcars, especially in terms of Green Mobility, Passengers’ experience and Cost reduction. DigitalSolutions are usually part of these upgrades.


Within this business, the Deputy Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) will be supporting the PrEM in all Engineering activities deployed during the project:


  • Coordinating internal and external Engineering activities in Alstom Services NAM, other Alstom units worldwide, and external suppliers;
  • Managing the Engineering work-package, taking care of:
    • Quality of deliverables (Q) to the end customer as per contractual requirements, especially all technical performances;
    • Quality of deliverables (Q) to internal customers as per Project Plan (Sourcing, Supply Chain, Industrial…);
    • Respect of the budget (C);
    • Delivery on time (D);
    • Risks & Opportunities related to Engineering scope.
  • Engineering Schedule construction
    • Build engineering scheduled in collaboration with PrEM and engineering Team.
    • Engineering planning update and follow-up
    • To support PrEM and engineering Team in achieving their commitement on engineering schedule
    • To support in identifying critical path & to communicate. 
    • To survey blocking points regarding commited dates. 
    • To propose solutions, to follow implementation and to escalade if necessary.
    • Give visitibly on engineering schedule situation.
    • Continous improvement on engineering schedule


The Deputy PrEM deals with multiple interfaces, in particular the core team of the project, the engineering community and the end customer.
Within the Engineering group the Deputy PrEM can count with the support of the leaders of the different “metiers” (mechanical design,systems, electrical, configuration, RAMS…) to provide accurate resources and manage the deliverables of their respective team.
The Deputy PrEM can be regularly supporting also bids activities, by supporting the Bid Technical Manager (BTM).


  • Reporting hierarchically to Project Engineering Manager (PrEM)
  • Multiple functional reports (no direct report);

Educational requirements

  • Graduated 4 years Engineering degree.
  • PENG certified or in prorgess

Technical Knowledge / Experience

  • Minimum 5 years in Railways environment: design and/or modernization of Rolling Stock.
  • Demonstrating management skills, strong ledership and previous exposure to customers on complex projects.
  • Mastering 1 or several scheduling software MS Project / Primavera
  • Good knowledge of Excel , PowerPoint, Word, Outlook

Mandatory : English fluent
Appreciated : French


Behavioural Competencies:

  • Good Communication and collaborative skills
  • Innovative, pro-active and positive
  • Customer oriented
  • Autonomous

Working conditions
Up to 20% travel time in NAM region, occasionally Europe.
The job is based in Toronto, ON

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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