Signalling T&C Tester (VIE)

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Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Purpose of the Job

Prepare and execute Testing & Commissioning activities in support of the Toronto Railway Signalling Project. The main role of the VIE will be to witness and/or participate in the testing and commissioning activities and support the senior engineers on the Wayside/Trackside or Onboard subsystem in accordance with company policies (including EHS, railway safety, local regulation, and professional standard). The Railway Signalling is a Brownfield environment where the various testing activities may take place during the day or during non-revenue hours (Nights and/or Weekends) as deemed necessary to achieve project milestones. For the role, it is mandatory to succesfully complete the required Safety Training for contractors provided by the end customer.



Main Responsibilities

  • Prepares and executes testing activities for technologies of railway signaling under the supervision of senior signaling engineer and/or the PrCOM.
  • Executes specific Testing activities according to the testing procedures / documentation and instructions from the Team Lead and/or PrCOM.
  • Updates and reviews test procedures with the support of the Team Lead and/or PrCOM
  • Participates in technical discussions to find resolution of technical issues
  • Adheres to testing schedules and testing plans for internal and external customers
  • Prepares the technical reports to be reviewed by the the Team Lead and/or PrCOM before formal submittal to the customer
  • Documents in detail test results from the field and analyze logs as required
  • Performs activities with quality and efficiency while meeting customer expectations.
  • Alerts the hierarchical superiors if any risk identified during the testing activities
  • Expected to successfully pass the Safety training provided by the customer.



  • 0 – 2 years of field experience in a testing environment.
  • Adaptable to variable Work schedule (about 10% nights/weekends) to support testing activities.
  • Good technical writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of rail signaling considered an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Familiarity with the use of standard Testing Tools (Multimeter, Laser Measure, Distance Wheel, etc.)
  • Experienced in writing/checking technical reports and communicating at Technical & Managerial levels



• Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (electrical/computer/computer science)

• Graduate of a railway engineering university considered an asset.


Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

  • Motivated to perform T&C activities
  • Disciplined with attention to detail
  • Proactive and efficient to promptly solve technical issues and anticipate all technical difficulties
  • Team player and customer oriented with emphasis on getting the job done
  • Aptitude for self-learning and taking important notes as part of the learning/documenting process.
  • Adheres to all safety and applicable regulations, customer rules and professional standards (including EHS)


Organizational Reporting

• Direct reporting: Project T&C Manager (PrCOM).

• Indirect reporting: SIG Field Office/T&C Manager Canada and Subsystem Team Lead.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


ALSTOM endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

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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