Technical Expert – Tramway
Groupe Orleans Express Inc. - Waterloo, ON

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Groupe Orleans Express Inc., a Canadian company, and a division of Keolis Canada, is currently seeking to hire a Technical Expert – Tramway based in the region of Waterloo-Kitchener.

As a technical expert, you will participate in the preparation of the request for proposal (RFP) for the tenders of Keolis (Kitchener-Waterloo). You will also accompany the team during the project, validate the design of the proposal and of technical components (such as Operation Control Center (OCC), stations, insertion into traffic lanes, organization, personnel and operational mode proposed). You will assist in the design and implementation of operational documents and make sure to facilitate alignment among different systems.

You will analyze functional requirements and propose measures to improve systems. You will also evaluate and assess some financial aspect of operation of the tramway system within the framework of Keolis standards and you will make recommendations.

You will develop and validate procedures for the future operating mode (operations, training, security, safety), in line with Keolis guidelines, follow-up on the implementation of the projects, participate in testing and putting in service of the tram and post incident analysis systems commissioning. You will also provide advice and suggestions to improve the availability and safety of the operation of the tramway line. Able to organize and conduct qualification tests for drivers and Operation Control Center operators. You will participate in the testing and commissioning in co-operation with the Keolis urban railway engineering & systems department experts team, for the tramway system. You will also review and audit the tramway system.

Experience required :

- answers to requests for proposals (RFP) and preparation of documents required.
- training and support of the project team.
- commissioning of tramway lines.
- experience as a manager in a related operational field : operations and/or maintenance for at least 10 years
- work organization and incident management within the context of a tramway operation.

Other requirements :

- expertise in tramway systems and capacity to anticipate operational conditions
- functional proficiency in French and English
- international working experience

Keolis Canada is a passenger motor carrier. Regardless of the type of transportation system – intercity, chartered, airport shuttle, urban transit, school buses or paratransit – Keolis Canada provides safe, reliable and quality services with a team of more than 750 experienced employees. Through its Expedibus and Express Courier divisions, the company also offers courier services in Eastern Canada. Keolis Canada is held by Keolis S.A., a major public transportation player in France with operations in 13 countries worldwide.