Power Supply (POS) Design Manager

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Date: 27 Nov 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:428155 

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


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 an Power Supply (POS) Design Manager. This individual will be responsible for on-time Design submission by their operational team.



  • Establish and Review basic and detailed design documents for the project
  • Technical Interface Management with internal and external stakeholders
  • Technical Interface Management with Hydro One (HONI) and IESO
  • Technical management of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Signing off all POS design submissions
  • Provide support on Power Supply (POS) topics to System Engineering team
  • Provide support on Power Supply (POS) perimeter to Installation teams during Construction and Test & Commissionning
  • Respect of Engineering Management Plan and Design Quality Plan
  • POS global performances
  • Requirement development, coming from reference and applicable documents from Metiers, Standards, local practices, Certification, Safety, Platform and Customer, and for transverse requirement allocations to the various subsystems in close collaboration with the relevant specialists
  • Respect of normative references and local standards rules
  • Integration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety (RAMS) requirements
  • Integration of Operations & Maintenance requirements in POS Design
  • Functional analysis and specification
  • Definition of the global POS System architecture as per the external/internal requirements
  • Definition of High Voltage and Low Voltage Electrical design, SCADA + Protections design and Installation design
  • Consistency and compatibility between all the sub-systems specifications
  • Efficiency of the transversal studies related to POS (CEM, Earthing & Bonding, etc.)
  • Applicable POS configuration and deliverables list
  • Technical interface with Customer
  • Off-shore Design team management and coordination
  • Preparation of Design Reviews, especially for Gate Reviews
  • Management of all correspondences (letters, minutes of meetings, submittals, etc.) related to POS design activities
  • Definition and review of components technical criteria and management of technical evaluation of suppliers
  • Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) procedures and technical lead during FAT
  • Bill of Quantities (BOQ) elaboration and review
  • Arbitration on architecture definition between the subsystems to reach the best compromise for the POS design
  • Review and getting approval of design deliverables, reply to comments if any


The OCS team is mainly composed of on-shore located in Toronto, Canada, and off-shore part located in St-Ouen, France.



This position will report to the POS (Power Supply) Project Manager and operationally to the Electrification Traction Design Manager, managing a team of up to eight.


The candidate will liaise with:

  • Engineering: Electrification Traction Design Manager, Central Engineering and Transverse Engineering team
  • Project: Project management team
  • Site: Construction management team
  • Customer, Consultants, External stakeholders
  • Civil Works and Track works partners
  • Energy provider Hydro One (HONI) + IESO
  • Interfacing sub-systems (Rolling Stock, Trackwork, OCS, Signalling, Civil works)
  • Regional Centers


Performance Measurements

  • On-time delivering: 100%
  • Compliance to Engineering Work Package: 100%
  • Respect of Design For Quality (DFQ) milestones: 100% Go On Time, in accordance with the standards or rules of their Metier
  • Respect of performances of the system provided: 100%
  • The quality of the works performed


Educational Requirements

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



  • A minimum of 7-8 years of experience in electrical engineering
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of experience in multicultural team management
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in High Voltage Transmission and/or Distribution projects
  • A first experience in AC Electrification in Railway Project/s is preferred
  • Experience in a BIM-integrated design environment is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of electrical basic design and installation, including SCADA system
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian Electrical standards and common practices
  • Autonomy, motivated, initiative, and interested in innovative technical topics
  • Fluent in English, second language appreciated


Competencies & Skills

  • 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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