Project Engineering Manager, Signalling

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Date: 17 Jun 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:457156 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


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.




In close collaboration with the System Deployment & Integration Manager (SDIM) and the USRC Sub-System Manager, you have End to End accountability at system level of QCD and Performance:

  • from requirement analysis and allocation (for all contractual requirements) up to global system acceptance by Customer (including Test & Commissionning and certification / homologation)
  • ensuring the management of configuration (as-designed, as-built, as-installed including retrofit management),
  • ensuring integration of the various sub-systems, and coordinating system activities until project final acceptance



  • Manage the technical contractual scope of the project in front of the customer (in support of the SDIM)
    • Be accountable for performance and the customer acceptance of the project solution
    • Manage the project technical risks and the corresponding mitigation plan
    • Together with the Project Manager, in case of contractual scope evolution, raise variation order and manage it
    • Identify which are the applicable regulations and ensure they are taken into account in project solution design
    • Ensure that all the requirements of the contract are fully addressed throughout the project lifecycle, from the capture stage up to the demonstration
  • Lead the project solution deployment and ensure operational coordination of all project activities related to System deployment and integration (in support of the SDIM)
    • Define the Engineering Strategy
    • Act as a chairman of Project Change Control Board (CCB)
    • Be accountable for Work Packages QCDP, ensuring application of safety and cybersecurity principles
    • Provide all technical documents to the project core team members for the industrialisation, sourcing, installation, test and commissioning (product Bill Of Quantity, architecture schematics, etc.)
    • Be accountable for project documentation approval by customer, and support sub-system managers and engineering leaders for sub-system documentation approval
    • Is accountable for 
      • System architecture and design
      • Interfaces between the sub-systems (in the frame of their scope of work)
      • Interfaces with 3rd Parties (in the frame of their scope of work), 
      • Validation & Commissioning: Verification & Validation and Test & Commissionning activities
      • Integration activities
      • Configuration and change management (as-designed, as-built, as-installed including retrofit management)
      • Development of specific integration equipment if necessary
      • Certification & authorisations
      • Safety case delivery & assessment (including exported constraints accepted by customer)
      • Cybersecurity case delivery & assessment
      • Project requirements (not limited to technical requirement) analysis, allocation and compliance demonstration,
      • Coordination of activities necessary to obtain Project Provisional Acceptance and Project Final Acceptance
  • Coordinate the engineering team and manage interfaces 
    • Allocate Task(s) across Project Engineering team and ensure engineering activities follow-up
    • Together with Domain / Metier Leaders and site Project Engineering Metier / Domain Department Heads, define the project engineering team organization according to the project phase (and as defined in the Engineering Management Plan)
    • Manage and participate in the evaluation of the project engineering team
    • Share Environment, Health and Security (EHS) rules with project engineering team (receiving inputs from Project Management/Project EHS team)       
    • Provide support to the Project Technical Manager on execution of technical activities onshore when applicable.
    • During project warranty, coordinate actions to support resolution of pending technical issues following Project Warranty Manager (PrWM) requirements, including RAM data analysis for Reliability Growth
    • Support PrQSM to consolidate the REX of the Project and DFQ process
    • Support site Project Engineering Domain/Metiers Department Head to define/perform knowledge capitalization
    • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct


Performance measurements

  • Work package QCDP (quality, cost, delivery and performance), including DFQ go on-time and EDP
  • Project documentation approval completion and Design Freeze with Customer
  • Project requirement database maturity (full coverage of requirements and customer acceptance)
  • Availability of project configuration (as-designed, as-built, as-installed including retrofit management) for handover to Maintenance and Operations entities
  • Engineering management plan application


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects

  • P. Eng certification or in progress


Experience Requirements

  • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view until commissionning

  • At least 5 years of experience working on signaling projects in a technical position

  • Hands-on experience on functional or hierachical team management

  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope

  • Hands-on expereince on Customer relationship in contractual situations

  • Desirable:

    • Products and services knowledge on different market segment (Urban, Mainline)

    • Engineetion product development full lifecycle view

    • Safety background


Compentencies & Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


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