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Electrical Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
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

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.


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 troubleshooting procedures;
  • Monitor activities undertaken by designers, engineers and interns, and report to the team/ project manager.




Education: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering;

Years of experience: Between 5 to 15 years of relevant experience;


Technical competencies:

  • Railway or transportation experience is an asset.
  • 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 & soft skills:   

  • Ability to work in teams and mobilize other people;
  • Interest in acquiring and applying new expertise;
  • Hold a valid driver's license;
  • Availability to travel 15 to 25% of the time, mostly within Canada;
  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) ;
  • French and English (spoken and written).



Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – QC - Canada

Division: Rolling Stock

Reports to: Director - Electrical Engineering

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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