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Railway Asset Management Specialist

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Operation & Maintenance

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA Group, an international consulting and engineering group, and a world leader in designing transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm 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 a passion for providing people worldwide with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities 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 (Goal and Objectives)

Provide a high level of technical expertise in railway asset management.



  • Participate in the creation and maintaining of an Asset Inventory Hierarchy.
  • Coordinate the development, documentation and maintenance of infrastructure asset inventories, conditions, rating methodologies, levels of service and performance measures, risk scoring criteria, maintenance strategies, repair/replacement models, financial forecasts and work plans associated with all asset classes.
  • Provide asset management strategies and tools for strategic infrastructure and program decision-making using system-specific Asset Management Plans.
  • Establish and promote a culture of continuous improvement, building an effective asset risk mitigation program to improve asset reliability, reduce risk, and optimize spending and capital investments.
  • Develop and implement an Asset Management Communication Plan.
  • Develop and support infrastructure asset management champions to lead organizational change.
  • Develop and implement strategic business plans for each asset that will govern its operations, position in the market, and ultimate disposition.
  • The model full life cycle of each asset from acquisition through disposition including investor returns under different scenarios.
  • Be able to manage and carry out the preparation of the schedule for the phasing of the works.
  • Manage the consulting mandates of their discipline.
  • Participate in economic analyses and market studies.
  • Participate in drafting service offers in railway asset management plans (methodology, cost estimation and work method).
  • Be available to carry out national and international mandates for several weeks or months.
  • Develop business relationships with clients to develop business opportunities.


Internal and External Relations

  • Internal: Interact with all company employees and provide support for railway asset management.
  • External: Develop business relationships with clients, suppliers, and other consultants and leverage this network for ongoing projects and increase client retention opportunities or new business.




Education: Bachelor's or master's degree in civil engineering, computer sciences, or business intelligence.

Years of experience: 5 to 10 years of experience in asset management, business intelligence, data management and ideally in rail operations analysis.


Technical competencies:

  • Programming Capabilities.
  • Data Analytics and Predictive Tools.
  • IAM 55001 certification is an asset.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English and French.
  • Familiarity with working in a GIS environment.
  • Knowledge of the conventional rail environment (freight and mining context) is an asset.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – QC - Canada

Division: Intercity and Heavy Rail

Reports to: Transport Economist & Asset Management Lead

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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