Test & Commissioning Engineer

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Date: 08-Aug-2022

Location: Toronto, 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 

Prepare and execute Testing & Commissioning activities in support of Union Station Railroad Corridor (USRC) Project while working in a Brownfield environment where the various testing activities may require a percentage of the work to be performed during non-revenue hours (Nights and Weekends).

In addition, it is also required T&C tester work closely with the V&V team and the Tester in Charge on the creation and development of documentation related to field activities to cover project requirements.


Main Responsibilities

  • Prepares and executes testing activities for technologies of railway signaling (Trackside and Onboard) under the direction of his/her hierarchy and in conformance with Alstom Transport policies and standards.
  • Develops and Reviews T&C procedures for the various signaling sub-systems and against contractual requirements
  • Executes of specific Testing activities according to the testing procedure / documentation and Sub-System Team Leader a/o PrCOM instruction.
  • Adheres to Testing schedules and Testing plans for internal and external customers
  • Performs activities with quality while meeting customer expectations and project schedule
  • Capture all test results clearly and accurately and prepare technical test reports for customer submission.
  • interact with Engineering and V&V Sub-System leaders for optimizing site test and investigation of testing issues.
  • Uses the correct tools and equipment to perform the electrical and mechanical 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 EHS plan and customer requirements;
  • Alerts the hierarchical superiors by any risk identified during the testing activities, and alerts management (Sub-System Leader, PrCOM, PM, RC TCM, …) if any EHS risk is identified.
  • Be approved on Certificate of Competences evaluated by the Tester in Charge.
  • Read, understand and create Test Plan, Procedures, PPDS and certificates in coordination with T&C Leader.



  • At least 5 years working in rail signaling industry.
  • Knowledge of rail conventional signaling (fixed block) and other signaling testing elements considered an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Teams and Word)
  • Demonstrated experienced in interpreting engineering drawings (i.e. Book of Plans, Schematics, Relay Logic)
  • Familiarity with the use of standard Testing Tools (Multimeter, Laser Measure, Distance Wheel, etc.)
  • At least 3 years hands-on testing experience with signaling systems and/or complexity as functional tester in similar role
  • Experienced in writing/checking technical reports and communicating at Technical & Managerial Team levels
  • Experience with projects and customers under Transport Canada and Canadian Transportation Agency



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (electrical/computer/computer science)
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record considered an asset.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.


Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

  • Adaptable to variable Work schedule (nights/weekends) to support installation / testing activities.
  • Rigorous 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 applicable regulations, customer rules and professional standards (including EHS)
  • Punctual, reliable, responsible and eager to lead junior members
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal direction/supervision from superiors


Desirable Skills/Certification

  • Have knowledge in Metrolinx Operating Rules
  • Experience with ALSTOM process and procedures
  • Previous experience with the specific Customer
  • Experience with ALSTOM equipment (iVPI and AFTC5)


  • Language skills: Fluent English, French is an asset


  • Organizational Reporting:
  • Direct reporting: Project T&C Manager and Regional Centre T&C Manager.
  • Indirect reporting: Team Lead, 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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