Signalling T&C Tester (Computer Based Interlocking) TTC 1

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom


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 


Purpose of the Job

The Tester is responsible for the preparation and execution of approved test procedures on the Wayside/Trackside subsystem in accordance with company policies (including EHS, railway safety, local regulation and professional standard). Test execution has to be conducted in accordance to subsystem specifications documents and project strategy while conforming with company policies (including EHS, railway safety, local regulation, customer and professional standards). The Tester assists with the preparation and execution of the various T&C Test Procedures in support of the TTC YUS project. The TTC YUS project is a Brownfield environment where the various testing activities may take place during the day or during non-revenue hours (Nights and Weekends) as deemed necessary to achieve project milestones. For the role, it is mandatory to succesfully complete the Subway Rule Book training for Contractors provided by the Toronto Transit Commission.



  • Prepares, plans and executes test cases and scenarios for the subsystem, in support of the TTC YUS Railway Signaling Project under the direction of the T&C Manager
  • Executes all work in conformance with Alstom Transport policies, standards, applicable regulations and professional standards (including EHS)
  • Performs all specific testing activities according the approved testing procedures / documentation and project driven priorities.
  • Adheres to Testing schedules and Testing plans as agreed with internal and external customers
  • Performs activities with quality, customer expectations and efficiency in mind such as reporting on test results, record keeping of results, configuration control, etc.
  • Uses the correct tools and equipment to perform the test activities. Ensures the equipment and tools in their care are calibrated and easily tracked.
  • Uses and adheres to the use of PPE as defined by the Project EHS plan, Alstom rules, and customer Safety requirements;
  • Alerts the hierarchical superiors by any risk identified during the testing activities (Sub-System Leader, PrCOM, PM, RC TCM, …) if any EHS risk is identified.
  • Develops/Reviews T&C procedures for the subsystem against contractual requirements.
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal direction/supervision from the T&C Manager and/or Subsystem Leader.
  • May interact with Engineering and V&V Subsystem Leaders for optimizing site test and investigation of testing issues.
  • May participate/support activities associated with the V&V test on platform / in factory as required by the project.
  • Able to interface directly with customer and represent/protect the company’s interest.
  • For the role, it is mandatory to succesfully complete the Subway Rule Book training for Contractors provided by the Toronto Transit Commission



  • 1+ years of experience with Wayside/Trackside Testing or equivalent
  • Sound judgement; strong analytical, investigative, problem solving and hands on troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Excellent Technical Writing skills for preparation of Test Reports and communicating Test Results at Technical and Managerial Team levels
  • Experience with facing technical problems and evaluate/propose solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Good understanding of Test Management and Configuration Control
  • Applies expertise to troubleshoot technical issues & supports investigation of issues with other subsystems and peers.
  • Performs activities with quality, customer expectations and efficiency in mind such as Test Results reporting, record keeping of results, configuration control, etc.
  • Knowledge of current signaling and train control engineering principles and practices considered a strong asset
  • Conceptual understanding of various railway testing scenarios and hands on field testing considered a strong asset



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (electrical/computer/railway)
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record considered an asset.


Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

  • Strong ownership and accountability of activities assigned until completion and acceptance
  • Proactive and able to promptly solve technical issues
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to anticipate all potential technical difficulties
  • Rigorous to perform T&C activities in an organized manner and good quality
  • Good relationship and reporting skills to management and customer
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and organization
  • Strong initiative and professional demeanor
  • Safety and Team oriented with good communication skills
  • Ability to be self motivated to learn from technical resources and documentation
  • Punctual, reliable and responsible and eager to lead junior members


Organizational Reporting

  • Direct reporting: Project T&C Manager and SIG Field Office/T&C Manager Canada.
  • Indirect reporting: Project T&C Subsystem Leader and Project Manager.


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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