Site Signaling Engineering Director

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Date: 28 May 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:455155 


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. The GO Expansion scope: new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems,network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, and much more.



In close collaboration with the Head of the Signaling activities for this project, you will:

  • Manage and organise the Signaling Engineering Team according to business and Project needs in-line with central engineering guidelines
  • Execute Signaling engineering project according QCD commitments
  • Manage workforce according workload (firm projects, forecast projects, tender) and ensure Best Cost Country roadmap
  • Drive co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with supplier via Procurement
  • Push improvement programs based on central recommendations (methodologies/tools and APSYS engineering) and local initiatives
  • Develop on-site engineering staff including succession plan and competency matrix deployment
  • Apply common processes, methods and tools and capture Return of Experience for continuous improvement
  • Supervise products, key technical decisions and safety critical issues and capitalise Return of Experience 
  • Monitor project to cost programs in engineering
  • Manage cost center, budget preparation and monitoring Structural Overheads including recovery during the year
  • Support and promote innovations



  • Management and organization of engineering department
  • Manage interfaces with other stakeholders on-site for co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with sourcing/supplier
  • Contribute to site strategy
  • Engineering improvement on projects including cooperation and change management
  • Appoint Tender/Project Engineering teams
  • Monitor site engineering activity and inform Project Director and Global Engineering about major events
  • Communication to engineering team


Performance measurements

  • Engineering tender commitment and project engineering QCD
  • Management of site engineering workload and workforce
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • EHS in engineering
  • People and resource management 
  • Respect of engineering processes, tools and methods
  • KPI targets from Site Engineering Director dashboard
  • Supervision of key technical decisions and safety critical issues
  • Monitoring of engineering actions in project to cost programs
  • Engineering cost centre
  • Supporting and promoting innovations
  • People management cycle management on-time and quality of data with associated training and development plans to reach target competence level


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects

  • P. Eng certification or in progress preferrable


Experience Requirements

  • 10+ years of Signaling experience

  • 5+ years of team management of engineering team

  • Engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view until commissionning



  • Products and services knowledge on different market segment (Urban, Mainline)

  • Engineetion product development full lifecycle view

  • Safety background


Compentencies & Skills

  • Engineering processes, tools and methods
  • Technical decision making incl. value analyses methodologies
  • Engineering strategy and vision definition
  • Engineering planning
  • Presentation, communication
  • Good financial understanding
  • Strong Leadership and people management experience
  • Cooperation and Change management
  • Fluent in English



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:​Experienced​

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