Mechanical Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  02-05 years
Job number: 

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.


The mechanical engineer will participate in the design of structures and various mechanical systems and components for rail vehicles (passenger cars).

He or she will carry out analyses, write reports, solve technical problems and support the designers of rail vehicle structural and trim systems.

Role and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, Mechanical Projects, the engineer will perform the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of studies and technical reports to solve train operating and reliability problems or other rail vehicle improvements.
  • Contribute to the development of functional requirements and design specifications.
  • Support quality control activities, including production inspections and manufacturer audits.
  • Interpret modification, manufacturing, assembly and installation drawings for rail vehicle components.
  • Reconcile and select materials and components to meet technical and commercial requirements.
  • Perform analyses and calculations to verify and document compliance with customer, safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the definition of design requirements.
  • Prepare 3D models.
  • Review production drawings and material lists.
  • Participate, as required, in first article inspections and testing.
  • Participate in the development of manufacturing and installation instructions.
  • Take on-site measurements and provide technical support for the manufacture and installation of mechanical components or systems.


Education: Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

Years of experience: 3 to 5 years' relevant experience in mechanical design (design of 3D models and drawings) and calculation

Technical competencies:

  • Member of the Order of Engineers of Québec
  • Experience with vehicle, train or bus systems is an asset
  • Experience in supporting a production team would be an asset
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks, Inventor or Catia
  • Knowledge of finite element analysis software (Ansys, Nastran, Femap or others) would be an asset
  • Knowledge of FRA, APTA, AAR or Transport Canada standards related to rail vehicles would be considered an asset

Personal & soft skills:   

  • Fluency in French and functional level of English to work closely with stakeholders in Ontario
  • Organized, self-disciplined, self-motivated
  • Ability to communicate effectively, collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Interest in acquiring and applying new knowledge
  • Willingness to travel in Canada and the U.S. on occasion (for short-term trips)
  • A valid driver's license is an asset

Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Rolling Stock

Reports to: Team Leader, Mechanical Projects

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.