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Mechanical Designer (3DEXPERIENCE) - Pipeline

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering


Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract
Level of experience:  05-10 years



About SYSTRA Canada

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 who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.



Role and responsibilities

The Mechanical Designer (3DEXPERIENCE) will participate in the design of structures and various mechanical systems and components for railway vehicles such as locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and maintenance equipment. The Mechanical Designer will use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop conceptual designs and produce manufacturing drawings.


Under the supervision of the Mechanical Design Team Lead and as part of the design team, the Mechanical Designer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Design modifications to the structure, mechanical equipment or interior finishing of rail vehicles.
  • Perform layout studies and design support structures and brackets according to the applicable standards and design requirements.
  • Design bolted assemblies, weldments and sheet metal components in mild steel, high-strength-low-alloy, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Develop a flat pattern of sheet metal components.
  • Design plastic or composite components.
  • Select hardware and other components as per the Engineer’s instructions.
  • Create a bill of material for the manufacturing of components, assemblies and for their installation.
  • Produce drawings for modification, manufacturing, assembly, and installation of railway vehicle components.
  • Develop shop and installation instructions.
  • Occasionally, take on-site measurements and provide shop technical support for the manufacturing and installation of mechanical components or systems.




Education: College diploma (DEC) in Mechanical Design or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Years of experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in mechanical design, including three years with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform (experience with SolidWorks or Inventor is an asset).


Technical competencies:

  • Experience in metalworking shop or good knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience in the railway or transportation industry is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Knowledge of FRA, APTA, AAR, SAE, ASME, CSA or Transport Canada standards pertinent to rail vehicles is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, both oral and written.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Effective communicator.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail.



Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Temporary – Full-time

Location: Montreal – QC – Canada

Division: Rolling Stock

Reports to: Mechanical Design Team Lead

Remuneration: According to the profile



This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

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

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.



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