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Infrastructure Director

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project


Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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Brief description of the position

In a context of sustained growth and development of new market segments, SYSTRA Canada's Transit Division is looking for an Infrastructure Director.

The Infrastructure Director is responsible for the Infrastructure Department. He participates in positioning SYSTRA Canada Transit in its market and helps define the winning strategy in Canada for the "infrastructure" segment. He manages market monitoring, prospection, selection and response to calls for tender in the infrastructure market segment, contractual relations with clients and contractors, and the operational and administrative follow-up of the company's projects. He manages and monitors all infrastructure projects in terms of studies, purchasing and construction.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Define a relevant and promising strategic positioning for SYSTRA Canada Transit in the infrastructure, engineering, and civil engineering sectors;
  • Develop infrastructure activities for SYSTRA Canada's transportation business unit;
  • Attract and recruit the talent required to grow the infrastructure business of the Transit BU;
  • Contribute to the most critical projects as a key resource or as a supervisor of less senior resources;
  • Manage the negotiation and contractual and technical relationship with participating companies on projects;
  • Manage the contractual and technical relationship with clients;
  • Participate in the preparation of reports required by clients;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the activities of the personnel and/or consultants assigned and involved in the projects;
  • Ensure monthly follow-up of planning, risk analysis, budget and prepare a monthly compilation of progress data or budgetary expenditure report for each project under his authority;
  • Participate in the liaison committee set up with the stakeholders concerned by the projects;
  • Provide technical and estimation support to business development activities;
  • Implement a know-how acquisition and knowledge transfer process;
  • Take charge of or participate in the writing of proposals/submissions;
  • Any other function that could be entrusted to you in order to meet the organizational and business needs of the company.
  • All other related tasks.



  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering;
  • Training in various legislations associated with the field of construction and project management;
  • Member of the Canadian Engineering Association.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years experience on-site and in managing complex construction projects;
  • Mastery of the financial and technical ratios of the activity;
  • Good knowledge of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering;
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry in Quebec and Canada;
  • Proficient in French, spoken and written.
  • Proficient in English, spoken and written.


Competencies / Abilities

  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of the market and has a well-established network of contacts;
  • Plans and executes work independently;
  • Demonstrates initiative; assumes responsibilities of the position; is reliable and credible;
  • Evaluates project duration and determines priorities, breaks down work to be done into sequences, defines the schedule, is able to anticipate problems and make adjustments;
  • Demonstrates team management skills (coaching/delegation);
  • Has a strong sense of the quality of work performed;
  • Makes appropriate decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment;
  • Is able to interpret contracts and draft agreements with thoroughness and rigor;
  • Is able to work cooperatively with others and easily gain their trust and support; is adept at finding common ground and resolving problems;
  • Negotiates contracts in the best interest of the company by professionally balancing persuasiveness and profitability;
  • Is able to adapt to changing environments; and is able to deal with unexpected, complex, or ambiguous situations;
  • Interacts with the marketing team, members of the management team, as well as the various divisions of the company.



SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

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