Signaling Engineering Intern (summer internship)

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Date: 22 Jun 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:456147 


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.



  • The purpose of the job is to contribute to the Engineering Management by working on delegated tasks to help the day to day management of the engineering planning, coordination, and design activities.

  • The Signaling Engineering Intern takes part in deployment of projects in case of specific issues or needs are identified along the project lifecycle requiring correcting/evolutive actions on the Signaling architecture and pre-fitted solutions, with focus during the first deployment of the architecture/solution, ensuring proper verification and continuous improvement.


Key accountabilities:

  • In cooperation with Project Engeering Leadership and other Project Engineering teams

    • Support requirements, architecture, and design activities

    • Provide engineering organizational assistance by developing tools and automation to track engineering activity progress and efficiency.

    • Master the customer submission process and work with engineering teams to ensure proper and on-time delivery of work products.

  • Project solution definition: Work with different engineering departments for System design, IXL design, Automatic Train Protection Design, Network/Telecom, and Test to progress design documents and other engineering deliverables. 

  • Coordinate and lead meetings with internal engineering teams to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Represent Alstom in front of customer when applicable, for instance to provide detailed explanation engineering progress on activities.

  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office tools for clear data capture and presentation.

  • Ability to automate processes and tasks using scripting or programming tools.


Educational Requirements:

  • In progress of obtaining Bachelor degree in Electrical, Electronic, Automation Engineering or related technical discipline

  • Previous employment experience working in a technical area preferred



  • Previous knowledge or Rail products and systems

  • Knowledge of engineering activities such as system design, verification, and validation


Competencies & Skills:

  • Open-minded;

  • Multi-disciplinary approach

  • Fluent in English

  • (Self) entrepreneurial;

  • Problem setting and problem solving;

  • Sense of urgency;

  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision



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.


Job Type:​Internship/Apprenticeship​

Job Segment: Summer Internship, Intern, Telecom, Telecommunications, Entry Level, Technology

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