Maintenance Planner - Signalling & Communications Systems

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Date: 13-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:377121 

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.


Purpose of the Job

  • To deliver schedules for the Due Diligence and Inspection activities to be performed on the GO Transit system. 
  • Align workload with available resources (staff, material and parts, engineering hours availability, etc.)
  • Report on completion of activities and delays, issues



  • Schedule rail corridor access for condition assessment of the signalling equipment on the GO transit system.
  • Ensure that resources are available to meet the requirements of the schedule.
  • Prepare and maintain status reports for ongoing condition assessment.
  • Manage resource interdependencies associated constraints and seek solutions to potential conflicts.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify and analyze new maintenance initiatives and assist frontline team to determine material and labour requirements.
  • Consider workforce, material and parts availability, revenue service requirements, safety rules and regulations when planning and scheduling the preventative and corrective maintenance repairs of vehicles.
  • Assist with the preparation of potential work assignments, performance analyses, status reports, delay predictions and historical information of section and job performance.
  • Compile descriptive performance statistics and recommend improvements to procedures and work methods.
  • Advise senior management of scheduled activities; facilitate presentations to senior management as required.
  • Assist in the collection and organization of information related to the condition assessment performed as part of the due diligence and inspection program.
  • Work with project team to develop solutions for maintenance activities.
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination.


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Business Administration, Engineering or any other relevant field for the role.



  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a similar role required

  • Experience in the analysis of preventative and corrective maintenance programs and schedules 

  • Knowledge of project management principles 

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies (e.g. Occupational Health & Safety Act, environmental compliances, etc.) 

  • Requires technical knowledge of Railway infrastructure assets (ie/ Signalling, Communications, Track, etc...)


Competencies & Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and related software such as MS Project, scheduling software applications, database concepts and advanced use of spreadsheet automation 

  • Strong IT proficiency (MS Office)

  • Capable to work under time pressure to meet deadlines

  • Sense of onership and collaboration

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work in a matrix organisation

  • Strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, verbal communication and technical report writing skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives 

  • Fluent in English 

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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