Senior Possession and Safe Work Planner

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Date: 26 Mar 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:439587 

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 Senior Possession and Safe Work Planner. This individual will be responsible to ensure that all access requirements are planned and delivered in accordance with all Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR). 



  • Book worksites through the Metrolinx Network Access Planning Tool (NAPT) system.
  • Work with internal stakeholders and third parties to resolve any access conflicts.
  • Review all work content with the sub-system teams and the client to ensure the access plan and requested track protection is fully understood and suitable for the task.
  • Represent Alstom at all access review, access planning, whiteboard, deconfliction and production meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the performance, development and success of the regional planning teams to promote a cohesive and high performing team.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Alstom and Metrolinx, as well as third party planning teams.
  • Undertake the role in a manner that is consistent with and reinforces company standards.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to deconflict and maximise available track access.
  • Identify and communicate interface risks and opportunities.
  • Ensure all sub-contractors’ safe system of work packs meet Alstom’s standards.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability as the project’s Adjacent Track Open (ATO) process planner, planning all ATO activity in line with Metrolinx mandatory standards and communicate the ATO plan accurately and in a timely manner to those responsible for its delivery.
  • A trained and certified SWP2 competent individual, the SWP2 shall manage standard possession worksites as the Worksite Person in charge, with overall accountability and responsibility for that engineering worksite.
  • They will be experienced and involved in:
    • planning and managing the safety arrangements within a standard engineering worksite;
    • have the ability to lead and manage the interface risks associated with multiple tasks and/or groups.  The risks associated with each task will be managed by each relevant Task Person-In-Charge (PIC) who is accountable and holds the safe work pack for that activity.
  • In a standard engineering worksite containing multiple tasks and/or groups the SWP2 reviews the interface risks associated with multiple tasks.
  • Responsible for the identification and management of the deconfliction process where ever any work conflicts occur.
  • They shall confirm that the relevant Task PIC has assessed and will implement the controls to manage the risks associated with the delivery of their task.
  • The SWP2 shall be fully involved and take the lead in the planning process for all worksites they shall lead.
  • They shall be involved in the planning and briefed on the interface risks created by the parties intending to work within the engineering worksite, in timescales that allow any additional interface controls to be included in the safe workplan for the worksite.
  • This is a critical role within the Alstom business under the new SWP (019 standard) and is an important role within a project as well as to external clients and suppliers.
  • Be familiar with DWWP, CPP, WPP, SWP and ALO processes.


Educational Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a similar field.



  • Master's Degree in Planning (MPlan)




  • 10 years of experience in Safe Work and Possession Planning
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process
  • In-depth knowledge of group & line standards
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements



  • Appreciation of design & installation


Competencies and Skills:

  • Numerate & literate
  • Risk Assessing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to make critical decisions based on evidence
  • PTS Trained
  • Organisation and Delegation

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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