Railway Designer - Civil 3D/Open Rail

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, world leader in the design of transport infrastructures.

SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL Consultants) is an engineering and consulting firm, mainly dedicated to the transportation of people and goods.

Imagine and implement the safest, most efficient and most economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us on a daily basis. Thanks to the know-how of our 9,200 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: preliminary and design studies, construction phases, tests and commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to give people around the world the ability to move freely every day. These are men and women who put all their business expertise and their human qualities at the service of transforming the world through innovative means of transport.

Join them and let's invent tomorrow's transport solutions together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the reference in terms of transport solutions and an opinion leader in terms of mobility.

Join the SYSTRA Canada team and projects like High Frequency Train (Canada), Mary River (Baffinland, Canada), La Grande Alliance (Quebec, Canada), and all the other projects in the SYSTRA Group's unique portfolio.

Role and responsibilities

  • Head of the draftsman team;
  • Design linear railway and yard projects;
  • Support the team in the creation of technical drawings;
  • Supervise the production of plans and graphic deliverables;
  • Produce technical plans from conceptual sketches and validate concepts through verification;
  • Support project teams to develop estimates and quantity schedules;
  • Finalize all aspects of a railway alignment (horizontal geometry, vertical profiles and cross sections);
  • Ensure the application of cross sections along the project and ensure the elimination of possible calculation clashes;
  • Design Templates on Open rail / Open road or assembly and sub-assembly composer, on civil 3D and roll them on a corridor as well as modeling;
  • Provide design solutions at different phases of the study (Preliminary, Feasibility, Submission, construction);
  • Analyze survey data and produce detailed 3D surface models.



Education: College Diploma in Civil Engineering or Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Years of experience: 10 to 15 years of experience in railway design or combination of rail and road;

10 years of experience on design tools, the most recent version of Civil 3D design program, Sub-assembly composer. Bentley design products are an asset;

Technical competencies:

  • Relevant experience in producing detailed plans;
  • Relevant experience in calculating quantities of earthworks (backfills and cuts) using design software;
  • Relevant experience in handling Lidar and survey information;
  • Very good knowledge of design tools. Microsoft's Office suite is required;
  • Ability to read and understand topographic map surveys;
  • Ability to interact positively with others in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association), Transport Canada, CN and industry practices is an asset;


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Attention to detail and a job well done and respecting deadlines;
  • Able to lead a team and unifier;
  • Autonomous and able to manage priorities in a multitasking environment;
  • Fluency in verbal and written French.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec – Canada – Remote work available

Division: Intercity and Heavy Rail

Reports to: Senior Railway Engineer

Remuneration: 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.

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.

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