Material Handling Manager

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project Management

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, 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

  • Responsible for material handling and the planning and design of yard, intermodal and freight logistics facilities across the entire project life cycle.
  • Provide innovative solutions to the operational, planning and design issues of the intermodal transportation facilities.
  • Adapt yard policies, operations, facilities and infrastructure to changing technology, cargo trends and regulations.
  • Integrate economic, engineering, environmental and community considerations into the yard process for evaluating the impact of development projects and growth scenarios.
  • Plan for increased traffic that could have a significant impact on operations to avoid critical railroad congestion and train delays.
  • Identify preferred routes for access to facilities, plan to minimize impact to train operations and improve service reliability.
  • Responsible for ensuring service, productivity, financial and safety goals are met.
  • Develop business relationships with clients and potential clients, and contribute to contract negotiations.



Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering or equivalent.

Years of experience: Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.


Technical competencies:

  • Strong attention to details.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Keen ability to troubleshoot and distinguish manufacturing and material discrepancies.
  • Ability to write reports and communicate complex data sets to different audiences.
  • Knowledgeable about modelling/simulation software in supply chain, warehousing & logistics.
  • Knowledgeable about standard material handling equipment and loading/unloading facilities.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Effective interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Positive approach to working with others in continuous improvement activities.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding environment.
  • Fluency in French and English (spoken, read and written), due to the projects and clients specific to the position.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal and on-site

Division: Intercity and Heavy Rail

Reports to: VP, Intercity and Heavy Rail

Remuneration: To be determined



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