Power Supply (POS) Project Manager

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Date: 07-Sep-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:237382 

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 Power Supply (POS) Project Manager. This individual will contribute to successful Project execution on POS sub-system scope of work.



  • Apply Project Strategy according to defined contractual and Project commitments and targets, as allocated on POS sub-system
  • Alert in case of deviations impacting project objectives; actively contribute to risks and opportunity management
  • Lead and coordinate sub-system activities and stakeholders, from requirement capture/analysis to the end of project contractual obligations limited to the POS sub-system scope of work:
    • Achieve QCDP objectives of its sub-system
  • Plan, monitor, control and manage POS sub-system end-to-end activities (scope, schedule, resources, cost, risks, saving, opportunities)
  • Manage interface with project-level team members & internal stakeholders, and ask if necessary, for Head of Electrification arbitration
  • As WP leader of POS Subsystem Work Package, QCDP accountable for all the activities of the WP
  • Be part of subsystem strategy definition in line with contract requirements, including PMP elaboration and objectives allocation to the team (planning, cost, quality, performance)
  • Lead and coordinate POS subsystem activities and stakeholders from transfer to close-out including:
    • Definition of POS Subsystem objectives and main drivers (product/service performance, planning) to achieve customer satisfaction in the frame of the Contract
  • Resources management:
    • Escalate when project resources available do not match the project needs
  • Team leading, including Core Team and when applicable Managers of internal and external partners:
    • Make sure that key project stakeholders are aligned towards project/ goals
  • Engage Subsystem team in the successful achievement of project objectives and strengthen relationships among them
  • Alignment with contractual requirements and management of variation orders at subsystem level
  • Follow Q, C, D, P established baseline and change management at subsystem level
  • Manage claim and litigations if needed
  • Proactive risk, saving and opportunity management
  • Management of the project progress and its KPIs, and reports to senior management, with transparency during the regular project reviews
  • He/She is the representative of the subsytem towards Project management
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable rules, instructions and standards: Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, Project Management Manual


The POS 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 Head of ELEctrification and will manage a team of up to ten.


The candidate will liaise with:

  • Engineering: 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
  • Interfacing sub-systems (Rolling Stock, Trackwork, OCS, Signalling, Civil works)
  • Regional Centers


Performance Measurements

  • On-time delivering: 100%
  • Respect of allocated WPs: 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%
  • IFR project targets, if applicable


Educational Requirements


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


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



  • A minimum of ten years of experience in electrical/electrification project management
  • A first experience in Hydro projects is preferred
  • Project management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Team management (capacity to coordinate and ensure collaboration of multi-site/multi-metier teams)
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship mindset and result oriented
  • Good knowledge of Project management processes
  • Good knowledge of Railway products and systems
  • Conflict and crisis management
  • Ability to manage customer relationship
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • 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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