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Track Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering


Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 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 is an active participant in Canadian and international projects in the field of urban transport (mainly subways, tramways, and electric buses).


Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure, the Track Engineer supports the Transit Division through the preliminary or detailed design of railway infrastructure, including track alignment, rail yards and auxiliary tracks, etc. In this role, he will participate in coordination meetings with various stakeholders, produce implementation analyses, produce plans and specifications, assist in decision-making and, more generally, provide the teams in place with the benefit of his experience.


  • Acts as a technical expert on railway engineering issues, particularly those related to civil infrastructure;
  • Preparation of studies, design, plans and specifications related to rail equipment;
  • Coordinate and provide technical expertise for the preliminary or detailed design of railway infrastructure, including track alignment, railway yards and auxiliary tracks, earthworks and associated drainage works;
  • Perform the technical evaluation and design the geometry of the crossings, the phasing of the work and the preliminary calculation of quantities for optimization purposes;
  • Carry out on-site inspections, documentation and follow-up of required actions, both at the national and international level with different applicable codes and standards;
  • Establish, modify, implement and follow-up of work methods, procedures, standards, rules and design criteria;
  • Participate in the drafting of service offers in the field of railway infrastructure and works (methodology, cost estimates and work method);
  • Design and realization of various studies (technical studies, feasibility studies, etc.);
  • Develop business relationships with customers, suppliers and other consultants and rely on this network for ongoing projects and to increase opportunities for customer returns or new projects;
  • All other related tasks.




Education: Bachelor's or master’s degree in civil or railway engineering, or related field;

Years of experience: Minimum 10 years of professional experience in a similar role;


Technical competencies:

  • Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or eligible;
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable codes and standards;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Good knowledge of drawing and computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD/Civil CAD and Bentley;
  • Proficient in French (spoken, read, and written);
  • Proficient in English (spoken, read, and written), an asset;


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership;
  • Ability to plan and organize one’s work;
  • Methodical, rigorous and proactive;
  • Interest in acquiring, applying and transmitting new knowledge;
  • Creative and innovative mind.


Employment terms and conditions


Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Infrastructure Director

Compensation: 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.

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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