Head of Construction Power Supply

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Date: 17 Feb 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:438794 

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.


Alstom is seeking a Head of Power Supply Construction. This individual will be accountable in QCD of all Power Supply site works, from preparation until completion and handover.



  • Responsible and accountable in QCD of all Power Supply site works, from preparation until completion and handover,
  • Responsible and accountable in Alstom EHS rules (AZDP) compliance, creating a 0 accident and 0 deviations culture
  • Responsible and accountable in planning set-up and on time execution until hand-over,
  • Method Statements from preparation until validation,
  • Planning progress follow-up until hand-over,
  • Site Interface Management with internal and external Stakeholders,
  • Management of suppliers (if applicable) and subcontractors on site,
  • Quality management in coordination with QA/QC team (Audits, modifications, NCR, REX…etc),
  • Configuration management until hand-over to T&C.
  • Construction interfaces with other subsystems (OCS team, Trackworks team, signalling team, O&M team, CW team…etc)
  • Definition of Installation strategy for the Power Supply construction activities
  • Lead the Buy/Do decision process for each Site works WP
  • Constructability reviews with Power Supply teams
  • Methodologies development considering all Safety and operation aspects
  • On Time Delivery (OTD) of all Power Supply works
  • Preparation of related Gate Reviews,
  • Management of all correspondences (letters, minutes of meetings, submittals…) related to Power Supply Construction activities,
  • Preparation of Power Supply works, including all logistics aspects,
  • Collect the REX (Return of Experience) coming from the Regional Centers



This position will report to the Head of Electrification.


The candidate will liaise with:

  • Engineering: On-shore, off-shore Engineering team and Transverse Engineering team,
  • Construction : POS and OCS Construction teams,
  • Project: Electrification and System management team,
  • Customer, Consultants, External stakeholders,
  • Civil Works, Track works and O&M partners,
  • Interfacing sub-systems (Rolling Stock, Trackworks, Signalling, Civil works),
  • Regional Centers.


Performance Measurements

  • The compliance to EHS targets
  • The quality of the works performed,
  • The following points for the documentation produced by his team:
    • On-time delivery: 100%,
    • Compliance to Site works Work Package: 100%,
    • Respect of Design For Quality (DFQ) milestones: 100% Go On Time, in accordance with the standards or rules of his Metier,
    • Respect of performances of the system provided: 100%.


Educational Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering, Civil Works or scientific subjects
  • Professional Engineer designation as per Canadian regulations 



  • Master's Degree in Business Administration and/ or
  • Master's Degree in Project Management



  • Graduate from any Engineering school in mechanical, electrical or civil works systems,
  • Should be Professional Engineer as per Canada regulations,
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the construction oversight and management of Power Supply projects (Traction or Distribution), including maintenance and testing of substation equipment that includes, medium voltage power transformers, medium voltage switchgear, protective relays, SCADA RTU Systems, power cabling, control cabling and grounding and bonding,
  • familiarity with NFPA 70E and NESC requirements for electrical maintenance and construction of power distribution systems;
  • demonstrated experience and knowledge of Railway Operations, systems, ET maintenance and construction,
  • A minimum of six-seven years of experience in Power Supply (AC or DC) construction activities, green and brown field,
  • Strong knowledge of Canada standards and common practices,
  • Fluent in English, second language appreciated


Competencies & Skills


  • Result oriented
  • 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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