Project Automatic Train Control Design Leader

Date: 16 nov. 2023

Lieu: Toronto, ON, CA

Entreprise: Alstom

Req ID:421437 

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.



The train movements are controlled by Automatic Train Control (ATC) System in a safe way. The Trackside ATC is responsible to send to Trainborne ATC the track conditions that allow entering in a given segment. Those conditions could be: point machines at right position, track clear, speed restriction, route set, etc. The Trainborne ATC compares the information received from Trackside ATC against train actual conditions (speed, position, track, direction) and can restrict its movement if there is any risk to go over a safe limit.

European Train Control System (ETCS) is the ATC solution chosen for GO Expansion project.

For the ETCS onboard design, the Project ATC Leader is responsible to deliver the ATC sub-system approved by the customer, respecting the project QCD, during the project life cycle.



  • Accountable to deliver ATC Quality, Cost, Delivery commitments
  • Being the direct technical interface with the customer for ATC Engineering
  • Provides ATC functional and architecture specification, ATC detailed design and ATC configuration. Provides corrections during and until customer acceptance
  • Provides Signalling – Rolling Stock interface specification, until mutual agreement from both engineering entities
  • Make sure technical design is consistent
  • Contribute to the definition of the functional validation phase of the sub-system (Integration & Validation and Factory Integration & Validation Plan)
  • Ensure that all Domain / Métier activities follow ATC methods & tools
  • Support Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) to ensure full transparency of ATC Engineering Work Package QCD performance (including physical progress)
  • Follow the monthly review cycle with PrEM, highlighting main variances against the Project Engineering QCD commitment, initiating corrective actions and immediately informing the PrEM and Projects Engineering Domain / Métier department head where major deviations are detected.
  • Follow and participate in Risk and Savings Reviews for their scope. Provide inputs to PrEM to update the Risk Analysis Mitigation Plan and Saving Action Management Plan of the Project.
  • If the ATC scope changes (due to either internal or external changes), support PrEM in Project Engineering QCD commitment variations with the Project Controller
  • Make communication with customer and ensure ATC documentation is approved

Performance measurements

  • Project QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) commitment
  • On-time-delivery for ATC deliverables according to project planning and Documentation Management List (EDP - Engineering Delivery Performance)
  • Defect detected on ATC (DQI - Delivery Quality Indicator)
  • Cooperation and reactivity to support to Root Cause Analysis Identification of contract variations (through  traceability & coverage of requirements)


  • BA's degree in Software, Electrical, Electronic, Automation or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Railways domain or embedded system specialization desirable
  • Professionnal Engineer certification or in progress



  • 5-10 years of experience in ATC systems (trackside and/or trainborne)



  • Rolling stock systems (general overview)
  • Train interface
  • Signaling (System, Interlocking or ATS)


Competencies & Skills

  • English: good verbal and written communication skills
  • QCD management (in particular: ability to lead transversally engineering teams)
  • Customer Technical Management
  • Engineering background
  • System Specification and Requirements Development
  • Software engineering (master methods and tools to configure generic ATC software)
  • Products & Services Knowledge (Rolling Stock interface engineering)
  • Real Time system
  • Team Management
  • Defect analysis and able to propose a corrective solution
  • Proactivity


Working conditions

A training period from 3 to 6 months in Belgium will be needed to learn about ETCS system in our Excellence center.


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.