Mechanical Systems Engineer

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Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:402733 

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.


What are my responsibilities?

The Mechanical System Engineer is responsible for delivering high performance engineering solutions within agreed timelines and budget to support business and broad company objectives.


In this role you are responsible for the successful application and delivery of integrated vehicle systems as assigned by the Train System Engineer or equivalent.

You demonstrate knowledge and capability across a range of vehicle systems and the aptitude to embrace new challenges and subject matter as required by the project. Your primary work domains are for mechanical-centric systems (e.g.: Brakes, HVAC, Suspension, Doors, Couplers…).


You define the system functional, electrical, and mechanical requirements in line with the train architecture and customer requirements. You also work in compliance with engineering processes and regulatory standards. You are confident in writing detailed system requirements specifications and in leading internal and customer system design reviews.


You also perform a complete system reliability, maintainability, and safety analysis to ensure a fully integrated, safe & compliant system design. You liaise with other engineers and experts to ensure compliance with the appropriate Industry Standards. You support the Train System Engineer with design optimizations and risk mitigations.


You are able to design 3D models and 2D drawings of your system to facilitate the industrialization and manufacturing processes. You are familiar with Computer-aided design software tools such as CATIA v5 or AutoCAD.


You work with Train Control and Schematics engineers to ensure electrical functions and systems interfaces are adequately integrated. You also provide technical support to the Production Line, Procurement and Quality teams.


Ultimately you are accountable for the system global performance. You develop system verification plans & procedures, and support the test team with train-level validation. You ensure each system requirement is properly incorporated, verified and functional.


You provide technical support to the bids team by identifying adequate technical solutions, and estimating associated costs and schedules.   


You organize and structure your personal workload to achieve consistent on-time delivery against the Engineering plan and with the support of the Train System Domain Leader.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Technically leading the whole system design lifecycle from conceptual solution to serial production phase
  • Ensuring system design compliance with applicable standards for safety, reliability and maintainability
  • Defining 3D models and 2D drawings to facilitate the system integration at train level
  • Reporting project progress and supporting the Train System Engineer with design optimization and risks mitigation
  • Ensuring the complete implementation and functional verification of all system requirements
  • Applying Train System metier processes as defined by Domain Leader with associated methodologies and tools to ensure efficiency within project execution
  • Challenging project peers while improving processes and proposing optimizations. Promoting continuous improvement initiatives

Travel of up to 10% may be required to support business meetings, Production Line support, or validation and test activities. 


What do I need to qualify for this job?

In this role, you are expected to build effective working relationships across a diverse engineering team, with the ultimate goal of delivering complex and innovative engineering solutions that meet our customer needs.


The Mechanical System Engineer ensures that comprehensive and effective solutions are defined and is accountable for overall system performance and integration. The System Engineer also ensures deliverables are provided in line with schedule and financial aspects.


You are versatile, autonomous, resourceful, with hands-on experience and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.


Minimum Qualifications  

  • At least three years of experience in vehicle systems engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, or equivalent combination of training
  • Experience with 3D CAD for both mechanical and electrical applications.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with railway vehicle systems integration
  • Experience with train pneumatic circuits and braking systems
  • Experience with railway vehicle dynamic performance analysis
  • Experience with systems software design and associated processes or standards (ISO/IEC 15288)
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes



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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