Electrical Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, world leader

in the design of transport infrastructures.


SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL Consultants) is an engineering and consulting firm, mainly dedicated to

the transportation of people and goods.


Imagine and implement the safest, most efficient and most economical tailor-made transport solutions:

this is what guides us on a daily basis. Thanks to the know-how of our 10,300 experts, we are involved

in all phases of transport projects: preliminary and design studies, construction phases, tests and commissioning, operation and maintenance.


Our engineers work with passion to give people around the world the ability to move freely every day.

These are men and women who put all their business expertise and their human qualities at the service of

transforming the world through innovative means of transport.


Join them and let's invent tomorrow's transport solutions together.


SYSTRA's ambition is to be the reference in terms of transport solutions and an opinion leader in terms of mobility.


Role and responsibilities

  • Develop electrical schematics for rail vehicles
  • Provide design instructions for schematics, layout, wire specifications, routing and load chart
  • Perform design analyses, calculations and produce technical reports
  • Select hardware and other components
  • Develop installation and test procedures
  • As required, provide on-site or workshop support for the manufacture and installation of electrical system components
  • Apply quality criteria to production, installation and validation processes
  • Define and monitor first article inspections
  • Participate in formal troubleshooting procedures




Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with the Engineer title from the Order of Engineers of Québec

Years of experience: Minimum 10 years' experience as an electrical engineer with 5 years' experience in manufacturing or on the shop floor.

Technical competencies:

  • Experience with Solidworks ePDM and/or Windchill PDM (Asset)
  • Working knowledge of electrical diagramming softwares: SEE Electrical, Drafsight, ePLAN (Must)
  • Working knowledge of electrical and transportation standards: CSA, NFPA, IEEE, SAE, APTA, FMVSS and FRA (An asset)
  • Project management skills (An asset)
  • Experience in ISO quality processes (An asset)
  • Experience in PLC programming and industrial applications (An asset)
  • Proven expertise with rolling stock or locomotives (An asset)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in writing clear technical reports and proposals
  • Own a valid driver’s license

Personal & soft skills:   

  • Fluency in French and functional level of English to work closely with stakeholders in Ontario
  • Ability to work as part of a team on multidisciplinary projects
  • Ability to work independently, sometimes under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel across Canada on short term assignments (10 to 15% per year)

Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Rolling Stock

Reports to: Rolling Stock Service Manager

Remuneration: According to 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.