Signalling T&C Tester (On Board Equipment) TTC

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Date: 23-Aug-2021

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:118381 


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Purpose of the Job

The ATC Tester is responsible for the preparation and execution of approved test procedures on the Onboard Signalling Control 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). He/She 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 Commision.



  • Prepares, plans and executes test cases and scenarios for the Onboard Equipment in support of the TTC YUS Railway Signalling 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 resporting 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 ATC sub-system against contractual requirements.
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal direction/supervision from the T&C Manager and/or ATC Subsystem Leader.
  • May interact with Engineering and V&V Sub-System leaders for optimising 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 Commision



  • 1+ years of experience with Onboard CBTC Design/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 subystems 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 signalling 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.


Behavioural and Technical  Skills / Competencies

  • Strong ownership and accountability of activities assigned until completion and acceptace
  • 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 demeanour
  • 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


Organisational 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.


We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.  
Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.



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