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Lead, Rolling Stock

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

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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As part of an automatic metro project in Montreal, under the responsibility of the Team Leader, Mechanical Engineering, the Rolling Stock Lead coordinates and steers the technical production of the rolling stock and associated maintenance equipment. He interfaces with the planning, operation and maintenance component, and represents the joint venture for the rolling stock component to the client. He is responsible on a daily basis for the implementation of the aspects of the project under his responsibility and ensures that the associated production schedules and budgets are respected.


General and specific responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for the production of functional and performance specification documents for the project;
  • Take responsibility for the technical coordination of the rolling stock interfaces with the leaders of the other subsystems;
  • Take responsibility for analyzing bids from potential suppliers of rolling stock and write associated recommendation reports;
  • Participate in the cost estimates of the rolling stock for the project (CAPEX and OPEX);
  • Participate in the development of rolling stock maintenance requirements and develop functional and performance specifications for rolling stock maintenance equipment;
  • Contribute and participate in the system design processes for the rolling stock part (operational safety, electromagnetic compatibility, noise and vibration, requirements management, configuration management and obsolescence management);
  • Appropriate the content of the missions to be carried out, and clarify them with the project coordination teams and clients if necessary.
  • Ensure that the objectives of the missions under their responsibility are met.
  • Plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the work of those under their responsibility.
  • Prioritize and allocate available resources to the various missions under their responsibility, review and evaluate projects and schedules, make recommendations and implement changes at the operational level to ensure the quality of services rendered.
  • Periodically monitor projects and evaluate financial impacts, quality and profitability.
  • Communicate regularly with clients to inform them of the progress of the work, coordinate with government agencies, external consultants, subcontractors and suppliers as required.
  • Provide technical advice, prepare periodic reports and perform related work as required.
  • Carry out field or shop follow-up for the manufacturing and installation of components or systems.
  • Follow up on tasks with engineers and designers, and improve design processes.
  • Participate in the preparation of technical offers.
  • Acts as an advisor on all matters related to his field of expertise and develops his general knowledge around the rolling stock market in Canada (subway, tramway and bus).


Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, industrial or related engineering.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in similar positions, including 10 years in engineering and project management of public transit rolling stock and rolling stock maintenance facilities.
  • Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or eligible.
  • Fluency in French (spoken, read and written).
  • Proficiency in English (spoken, read and written), an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including skills in writing reports, technical specifications, and contracts.
  • Possess a solid understanding of management and business in the consulting field.
  • Excellent project management, mentoring and teamwork skills.
  • Have developed a talent for completing complex and ambitious multidisciplinary projects.
  • Flexibility to travel for short periods of time.



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

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