Traction Power SCADA Design Engineer

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Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:406281 

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.


Alstom is seeking a Traction Power SCADA Design Engineer. This individual will be responsible to establish and review basic and detailed design documents for the project.



  • Establish and Review basic and detailed design SCADA documents for the project
  • SCADA Technical Interface Management with internal and external stakeholders
  • SCADA Technical coordination of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Responsible for on-time Design submission by his operational team (if applicable)
  • Sign-off POS SCAD design documents delivered
  • Provide support on POwer Supply (POS) SCADA topics to System Engineering team
  • Provide support on POS SCADA perimeter to Installation teams during FAT, Construction and T&C
  • Technical interface with Customer and partners to provide support to POS Sub-system and POS Design Manager,
  • Suppliers Design teams coordination,
  • Participation to Design Reviews, part of the DFQ process,
  • Preparation and follow up of all correspondences (letters, minutes of meetings, submittals…) related to POS design activities,
  • Definition of components technical criteria and technical evaluation of suppliers,
  • Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) procedures and technical assistance to FAT, if any,
  • Bill of Quantities (BOQ) elaboration, review and update,
  • Support on arbitration on architecture definition between the subsystems to reach the best compromise for the POS design,
  • Participate in collecting REX on POS design
  • Review and getting approval of design deliverables and reply to comments.


The Power Supply design team is composed of an on-shore part, located in Canada, and an off-shore part, located in St-Ouen, France. 



The position reports hierarchically to the POS (Power Supply) Design Leader.


The candidate will liaise with:

  • Engineering: Central Engineering and Transverse Engineering team
  • Project: Project management team,
  • Site: Construction management team,
  • Customer, Consultants, External stakeholders,
  • O&M and Civil Works partners,
  • Energy provider Hydro One (HONI) + IESO,
  • Interfacing sub-systems (O&M, Trackwork, OCS, Signalling, Civil works)
  • Regional Engineering Centers.


Performance Measurements

  • On-time delivering: 100%
  • Respect of Design For Quality (DFQ) milestones: 100% Go On Time, in accordance with the standards or rules of their Metier
  • Respect of performances of the system provided: 100%
  • The quality of the works performed


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Professional Engineer designation as per Ontario regulations or in progress
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration and/ or
  • Master's Degree in Project Management



  • A minimum of four-five years of experience in SCADA Engineering,
  • A first experience in SCADA for substation projects is preferred,
  • A first experience in Traction Power SCADA in Railway Project/s is preferred,
  • Good knowledge of electrical basic design and installation,
  • Good knowledge of BIM softwares and BIM design,
  • Strong knowledge of Canada Electrical standards and common practices,
  • Fluent in English, second language appreciated


Competencies & Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience

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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