Field Engineer - Signalling & Communications Systems

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Date: 28-Nov-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:369289 

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.


Purpose of the Job

Be a part of the task execution within the Service Engineering department, in the Maintenance Engineering and Fleet Support team, mainly to support a team of Multi-Skilled Engineer and Technicians in the maintenance and repair of the Systems and its associated equipment under the Scope of the Signaling and Communication project rail system. Be a technical representative in front of customer and external stakeholders, manage the technical scope of the project and deal with internal and external sub-systems interfaces, reaching the performances required, coordinate with the project core team and integrate the ALSTOM solution in the project and control the technical consistency through a strong engineering process management, quality, cost and delivery approach.



  • Perform inspection of signalling and communication system equipment used on a existing railway to support determination of residual life of assets in operation.
  • Gather understanding of preventive and corrective maintenance for Railways Signalling and Communications Systems, following the Quality, Safety and EHS procedures.
  • Gather configuration data to support development of a comprehensive list of assets used on the railway network.
  • Provides feedback on technical documentation deficiencies.
  • Technical analysis of faults, Software/HW development and integration skills, IoT, Big Data for main train systems, apart from Signaling. 
  • Create different reports (contractual, technical, etc.) to explain incidents for tracking asset reliability  
  • Supports as-maintained Alstom product configuration control and relevant documentation management
    Support technical reviews with internal and external Suppliers, partners, customers, authorities
  • Drive technical Return of Experience/reporting/feedback as support of PrPIM
  • Support Obsolescence Management 
  • Planning of activities in collaboration with Engineering department, training of maintenance workers.
  • Define with the Project lead of the project, the features expected for diagnosis tool, to improve its performance
  • Cooperate in the implementation of new tools to monitor new subsystems 
  • Apply Continuous Improvement and promote its culture.
  • Comply with Quality, Environmental, Safety and Occupational health regulations.



  • Contractual indicators of the projects assigned to their responsibility. Mainly focus on On Time Delivery, Availability, Reliability and train performance.
  • Objectives established annually according to compliance with performance indicators for standard works and compliance with contractual objectives.
  • Main lines KPI’s.
  • Customer satisfaction.

Educational Requirements

Mandatory: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic Engineering Degree of similar

Desirable: Master's degree




  • At least, 3 years of experience in a similar environment, if with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar
  • Experience in railway maintenance and with railway normative, especially in Signaling and Security on board systems.  
  • Experience with Office package.


  • Knowledge of signalling and communications systema for railway or similar
  • SAP, GSI or other ERP system
  • Valuable experience in a position with responsibility in working with teams.


Competencies & Skills

  • Fluency in English is mandatory 
  • Fluency in French is an asset
  • Analytical skills, good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and sense of urgency (sets priorities and reacts immediately when confronted with a problem)
  • Proactivity in proposing solutions, capable of managing multiple / high-priority assignments
  • Flexibility and adaptability (ability to evaluate alternative ways of achieving objectives)
  • Critical thinking and good judgement 
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills (must be able to communicate on all levels)
  • Ability to be innovative and detail-oriented, experienced in highly visible projects
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports 
  • Ability to manage effectively and meet firm deadlines
  • Knowledge of general tools: Office suite in advance level 
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement 
  • Knowledge in SAP or GSI ERP system - user level


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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