Project Engineering Manager

Date: 16 nov. 2023

Lieu: Toronto, ON, CA

Entreprise: Alstom

Req ID:421434 

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 PrEM manages the technical contractual scope of the project ensuring its delivery according to the quality, cost, performance and scheduled commitment originally agreed and, if applicable, updated as a result of negotiated variation orders.



Manage the technical contractual scope of the project:

  • Be accountable for 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, rise variation order and manage it
  • Validate the technical design choices with the peers and Solution Director 
  • Identify which are the applicable regulations in the customer country/city and ensure they are taken into account in project solution design


Manage the project solution, including the customization and specific configuration of the generic solution to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery and Performance (QCDP) commitments:

  • Ensure, with support of the required experts and involving all stakeholders, that all the technical requirements of the contract are fully addressed throughout the project lifecycle, from the capture stage up to the demonstration
  • Act as a chairman of Project Change Control Board (CCB)
  • Be responsible of the project design and application engineering activities
  • Supervise Verification & Validation activities
  • Be accountable for Engineering Work Package QCD 
  • Provide Bill Of Materials
  • Verify Project Safety Case (scope, strategy and exported constraints)


Functionally lead the project engineering team:

  • Allocate Task(s) across Project Engineering team and ensure engineering activities follow-up
  • Together with Domain / Metier Leaders and Project Engineering Metier, define the project engineering team organization according to the project phase (and as defined in the Engineering Management Plan)
  • Deploy the applicable engineering process, methods & tools on the project
  • Manage and participate in the evaluation of the project engineering team
  • Share Environment, Health and Security (EHS) rules with project engineering team
  • Support assessment of the teams involved in project engineering activities, including the ones belonging to a different Regional Center.


Manage the interface with the project core team:    

  • Provide all technical documents to the project core team members for the industrialisation, sourcing, installation, test and commissioning (product BOQ, architecture schematics, etc.)
  • Provide support to the Project Technical Manager on execution of technical activities on-shore (delegation of responsibility could be defined and formalised in the Engineering Management Plan of the Project)
  • Solve technical issues detected by different core team members
  • During project warranty, coordinate actions to support resolution of pending technical issues following Project Warranty Manager (PrWM) requirements
  • Support Project Quality Ssafety & Manager to consolidate the REX of the Project and the Reliability Growth
  • Support Regional Center Project Engineering Domain/Metiers Department Head to define/perform knowledge capitalization


Performance measurements

  • Project QCDP (quality, cost, delivery and performance)
  • Project Specification, including Design documents & Projects V&V documents approval status
  • Project requirement database maturity (it covers “traceability & coverage of requirements by V&V”)
  • Engineering management plan application
  • Assessment results based on internal audits and process inspections (applied in the project)



  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects
  • Professionnal Engineer certification or in progress



  • 7-10y experience in Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view
  • Hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management 
  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope
  • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in contractual situations



  • Products and services knowledge on different market segments (Urban, Mainline, Freight & Mining)
  • Engineering product development full lifecycle view
  • Safety background


Competencies & Skills

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


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. 


Job Type:​ Experienced