Signalling T&C Tester (On Board Equipment) TTC

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Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

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 Automatic Train Control (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).


  • 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 Test & Commissioning (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;
  • Must adapt to the Brownfield work schedule (including nights/weekends) to support the various Onboard testing activities as dictated by the schedule milestones and availability of resources;
  • 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, Project Commissionning Manager, Project Manager, Regional Center Test & Commissioning Manager, …) 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 Verification & Validation (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.



  • 2+ years of experience with Onboard CBTC Design/Testing or equivalent
  • Sound judgement; strong analytical, investigative and problem solving 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
  • Knowledge of current signalling and train control engineering principles and practices considered a strong asset
  • Conceptual understanding of various railway testing scenarios considered a strong asset


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (electrical/computer/railway)
  • Valid driver’s license.


Behavioural 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 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 Regional Centre T&C Manager.
  • 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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