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Transportation Electrification Manager

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 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

SYSTRA Canada's Transit division works on Canadian and international projects in the fields of urban rail transportation including high-speed trains, metros, streetcars and electric buses.

As a member of the "Mobility, Innovation, Digital and New Services" team, the Transportation Electrification Manager supervises studies of electrical power and charging systems from the point of delivery of the medium voltage distribution network to the vehicle.


Specifically, the Transportation Electrification Manager will have the following responsibilities:


  1. Technical Component:
  • Analyze and identify customer needs,
  • Formalize the engineering service adapted to these needs by identifying the deliverables and estimating the budget and timeframe,
  • Participate in design activities with the various contributors involved,
  • Lead, coordinate and validate the production to ensure quality and high technical standards,
  • Master the simulation and sizing tools for electrical systems (load and consumption calculations, etc.)
  • Write functional specifications and technical estimates,
  • Participate in the technical choices of the material, control and validate the technical documents,
  • Ensure the follow-up of work contracts, and participate in progress meetings,
  • Participate in the acceptance and commissioning of installed electrical equipment, in the diagnosis of equipment and write expert reports containing recommendations and/or conclusions,
  • Evaluate the performance of electrical equipment and provide feedback,
  • Monitor the technical evolution of charging systems applicable to recreational and utility vehicles and electric buses.


  1. Management Component:
  • Manage and supervise a multidisciplinary team (electrical, telecom, automation, IT...) of engineers specialized in transportation electrification;
  • Develop the skills of his team;
  • Manage the team's workload and define the priorities of the project;
  • Ensure good engineering design practices;
  • Participate in the production of responses to calls for tender;
  • Report on the progress of assigned projects;
  • Participate in project monitoring and progress meetings with clients and partners;




Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

Years of experience: 15 years or more of experience in electrical engineering, ideally with an industrial supplier or a design office working in the field of electrical distribution infrastructures (MV/LV) applied to industrial buildings


Technical competencies:

  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ);
  • Experience as an electrical engineer on large infrastructure projects in North America and knowledge of project management rules.
  • Familiar with topics related to safety, reliability and maintainability of electrical systems
  • Knowledge of electrical schematic software such as SEE Electrical or ePLAN, an asset;
  • Knowledge of the normative and regulatory framework (CSA, IEEE, SAE, APTA, FMVSS, FRA...) and have expertise in battery charging


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Ability to work in a team and to mobilize it;
  • Interest in acquiring and applying new knowledge;
  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • Availability to travel 25% of the time, mainly in Canada;
  • Proficient in French and English;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Ability to organize and plan work
  • Ability to work under pressure with limited resources;
  • Methodical, rigorous and proactive;
  • Interest in acquiring, applying and transmitting new knowledge;
  • Creative and innovative spirit.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – QC – Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Mobility Director

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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