Systems Engineer

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Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:289421 

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 

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, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope :  new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.


  • Together with the other member of the team, to analyze the input needs (external or internal) and requirements, and design the solution by re-using existing solutions (contracts context) or by developing a new solution or adapting an existing one (program context)
  • To formalize and maintain the system specifications (operational, functional, and constructional), application rules, and supporting processes descriptions and their associated verification, validation and assessments
  • In this role you will provide all the necessary support to the System Engineering Manager (SEM) / Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) for the technical answers to the specific project needs.


Essential Responsibilities 

  • Member of the project engineering team
  • Translate customer needs into achievable system requirements
  • Formalizes and maintains the system specification (Requirement Specification, Operation context , Architecture & Interface Descriptions) according to applicable templates content,
  • Ensures traceability through-out the formal documentation, up to the input needs (input specifications, CR)
  • Develop interface specifications for external interfaces as well as interfaces between internal sub-systems
  • Ensure technical consistency and feasibility of (Sub)system requirements with sub-system team leaders
  • Ensure technical consistency with application engineering, product design, requirements management, safety, reliability, and V&V teams
  • Coordinates with program team members to implement design and work through design revisions
  • Apply Alstom standard processes and contribute to continuous improvement efforts
  • Apply Procedures concerning Configuration, Documentation, and Change Control.
  • Support the project team for technical discussions with the customer.
  • Participate in internal technical meetings called by the PrEM or the Project Architect.
  • Develop the system documents, including plans, specifications, and other technical documents.
  • Ensure that the system performance fulfils the defined needs and enhancements (change requests) 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college with at least 4 years of System Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in systems engineering or equivalent design experience


Other Qualifications

  • 4 years of experience working on signaling projects as a sub-system or system engineer, desired.
  • 3 years’ or more experience with Cab Signal/Speed Code signaling solutions and Rolling Stock Environment, desired
  • 3 years’ or more experience with Wayside Signaling and Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) solutions and Wayside/Trackside Environment, desired
  • Ability to achieve results in a matrix environment 
  • Ability to understand and implement customer and industry standards
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, multi-site, global environment 
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong presence while in person and/or virtual meetings
  • Microsoft Office experience


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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