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Draftsman (railway and civil engineering)

Country:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

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

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 whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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Department / Team: Civil infrastructure division


Reports to: Design Engineering Team Leader


General Responsibilities (Purpose and Objectives):

Provide support to the design engineering group with AutoDESK CAD/AutoDESK Civil 3D/AutoDESK INFRAWORKS/Bentley Microstation/ArcGIS.


Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Support the department of Civil Engineering in the creation of technical drawings.
  • Update existing drawings with a minimum of supervision.
  • Support project teams to develop specific civil work estimates.
  • Perform train simulations with the aid of in-house software.
  • Finalize all aspects of a railway alignment (horizontal geometry and vertical profiles).
  • Provide design solutions for railway yards and their operational feasibility.
  • Design track structures.
  • Analyze survey data and produce detailed 3D surface models
  • Produce topographical maps originating from geospatial databases.


Internal and External Relationships:

Internal: Civil infrastructure division



Diploma in Geomatics Technology – Geodesy or equivalent studies.



  • 5-10 years' experience with the latest version of AutoDESK (AutoCAD), (AutoDESK CIVIL 3D) and ArcGIS design software.
  • 5-10 years' experience in the production of detailed profiles plans.
  • 5-10 years' experience in producing earthwork quantities from a design corridor.
  • 5-10 years' experience manipulating LiDAR data or equivalent survey information.


Personal Qualifications and other:

  • Commitment to producing work of high quality.
  • Independent and able to manage priorities in a multitasking environment.
  • Very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Ability to read and understand Survey topographic maps.
  • Ability to interact positively with others in a multicultural environment.
  • A strong knowledge of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and its recommended practices.
  • General knowledge of hydrology and its effects on design corridors.
  • A strong knowledge of AutoDESK CIVIL 3D and experience in the rail engineering sector will be considered valuable assets.


Language Requirements: Ability to communicate in French and English (speaking, writing)

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

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