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Technical Director, Infrastructure

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering


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

General Responsibilities:

  • Manager of a team of engineers and technicians (track, signals, structures, hydrology, operations...)
  • Active member of the business opportunity development.


Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the engineering and technical teams and their performance through the following activities:
    • Monitors of their skill level (ensuring a level in line with the industry ('state-of-the-art') and implementing/deploying the necessary measures to fill any gaps.
    • Monitors the overall quality of the production.
    • Management of team members' assignments according to the needs generated by the portfolio of secured and/or upcoming contracts.
  • Ensures the supervision of the necessary training in railway engineering.
  • Participates in and manages feasibility studies and design of railway infrastructure.
  • Establishes and manages the budget, schedule, and quality of project deliverables.
  • Ensures the proper coordination of activities assigned to project stakeholders.
  • Participates in the preparation of bids.
  • Actively contributes to business development.
  • Available to travel in Canada and abroad as part of their responsibilities.


Internal and External Relations:


  • Participate in the writing of service bids.
  • Respond to technical production needs generated by contracts and defined by project managers.
  • Regular interaction with the engineering and technical teams.
  • Ongoing relationship with project stakeholders such as partners, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Interacts with various departments within the company (Finance, HR, IT, etc.)



  • Acts as the company's technical representative on ongoing projects.
  • Develops business relationships with clients, suppliers, and consultants.



Education: Bachelor’s in civil engineering

Years of experience: At least 15 years of experience in a rail and/or rail consulting firm with heightened responsibilities.

Technical competencies:

  • Authority to make technical decisions in his/her area of expertise, in accordance with industry requirements and standards.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, both oral and written;
  • Proven knowledge of rail project construction.
  • Experience in infrastructure and EPCM.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Customer-focused and opportunity-driven.
  • A unifying and mobilizing management style.
  • Influential and persuasive.
  • Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).



Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – QC – Canada

Division: Freight & mining

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Infrastructure

Remuneration: According to his 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.

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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