Deputy V&V Manager

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Date: 18-Sep-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:310129 

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.



In support to the V&V Manager, manage the verification and validation process, manage EHS, Quality (e.g. CONQ i.e. Costs of Non-Quality, 4M ‘Man-Machine-Method-Material‘, On-Time), RSA (Railway Safety) while also overseeing team productivity, assessments and utilization reports and the projects on time delivery.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Support the V&V Manager in the definition and execution for all the V-cycle activities related with validation (Verification, Integration, Testing) to include the following:

  • Manage V&V project resources in the integration, verification, and validation of railroad Wayside Signaling and ATC Systems.
  • Implement V&V Rail Signalling solution for wayside and onboard systems; including data and documents verification, test means development and in-house tests; Integrate and Validate the system based on requirement test allocations.
  • Manage development of test means (test bench, recording tools, simulation) to allow the integration and validation of railroad signaling subsystems to emulate the operational environment and check the system behavior; provide V&V technical document.
  • Apply the Verification and Validation process along the project execution; track the progress on V&V activities; run the test sessions: Impact analysis, definition of the test scope, coordination of the execution of the test procedures, production of the test report and management of associated problems.
  • Perform the investigation detected on test bench and on-site tests; ensure that the system technically fulfils the defined needs and enhancements (change requests).
  • Provide test traceability requirements according to the requirements management plan (RMP).
  • Ensure technical consistency and alignment throughout the development, providing technical support.
  • Interact with other V&V Engineers and with other métier engineers to ensure the design fits into the intended architecture and provide evidence of this fulfillment.
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of the System Baselines, analysis and validation of Change Requests; and contribute to system configuration activities.
  • Plan, develop and manage V&V project resources to ensure on time deliveries.
  • Apply and deploy processes and method statement, development / maintenance of tools in support to Verification & Validation activities. Contribute to processes, methods and tools improvement by giving return of experience (REX) to V&V Methods & Tools
  • Coordinate and monitor Verification, Integration and Test activities and reports according to processes
  • Provide V&V quotation and bid documentation in line with the Bid’s strategy (including QCD targets) and DIS Strategy, Policies and Standards (including Local regulations and professional standards)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.  At least 8 years post graduate experience with design or testing of Railway Train Control/Signaling systems – Carborne & Wayside.  



  • 5 – 10 years of experience in supervising people, 2+ years working with Alstom Signaling products or equivalent.

  • Experience in test automation, 5+ years of software development and software test experience.



  • Experience in railroad systems based communication and the integration among the subsystems for wayside interlocking

  • Proven leadership and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Strong, organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Microsoft Office Experience

  • ATC experience is a plus


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. 


 Job Type:​Experienced​

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