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Electrical Engineer (Rolling Stock)

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 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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General Responsibilities:

Within the Rolling Stock division, the Electrical Engineer will work on various projects related to passenger and freight cars, as well as locomotives. He will create layouts of electrical diagrams, provide design instructions including schematics, wire routing, and material selection, as well as provide installation procedures and tests. This position requires someone that will develop electrical subsets such as distribution and control panels, transformers, etc. The Electrical Engineer will lead/work with the team to generate conceptual designs and shop drawings.


Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

Under the responsibility of the Electrical Team Lead, the Electrical Engineer will act within the engineering team to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop electrical diagrams for railway vehicles;
  • Provide design instructions for schematics, layout, specifications for wires, routing, and the load table;
  • Perform design analysis, calculations and generate technical reports;
  • Select hardware elements and other components;
  • Develop installation and test procedures;
  • On a per need basis, follow-up on site or in shops for the manufacturing and installation of the electrical components of systems;
  • Participate in formal trouble-shooting procedures;
  • Monitor activities undertaken by designers, engineers and interns, and report to the team/ project manager.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering;
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Railway or transportation experience is an asset.


Technical Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of electrical schematic software: SEE Electrical , ePLAN;
  • Working knowledge of electrical and transportation norms: CSA. IEEE, SAE, APTA, FMVSS & FRA;
  • Ability to manage projects;
  • Ability to produce and read documents in English and in French;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


Personal Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in teams and mobilize other people;
  • Interest in acquiring and applying new expertise;
  • Holding a valid driver's license is an asset;
  • Availability to travel 15 to 25% of the time, mostly within Canada;
  • Be a member of the OIQ.


Language requirements: French and English (spoken and written).



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

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