Railway Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number: 

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.


  • Provide technical expertise to colleagues or clients for civil and railway engineering mandates.
  • Member of a design team and resource person for service offers and engineering, feasibility, preliminary and detailed civil and railway engineering studies.



Role and responsibilities

  • Be a resource person for requests related to engineering questions, particularly those concerning the railway field.

Be able to contribute in:

  • Drafting service offers and studies in terms of methodology, cost estimation and working method;
  • Producing railway designs and detailed technical notes and calculations;
  • Developing plans and quotes for submission and quotes for construction as well as technical specifications as well as the calculation of quantities and slips;
  • Carry out and provide support as needed in computer-aided design
  • Carry out inspections both nationally and internationally with the various applicable codes and standards;
  • Carry out the technical assessment and design the geometry of level crossings,
  • Establish the phasing of the work
  • Design and carry out various studies (technical, feasibility, etc.)
  • Develop business relationships with customers, suppliers and other consultants;
  • Ensure and monitor the quality of deliverables; provide technical expertise to colleagues or clients for civil and railway engineering mandates.



Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering; other railway training, an asset.

Years of experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in design of railway

Technical competencies:

  • Experience in the railway field is a requirement
  • Mastery of commonly used design tools, Autocad - Civil 3D. Bentley products such as Openrail, power rail track and Micro station are an asset.
  • Knowledge of various software is essential such as: MS Project, Office Suite


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Being a member in good standing of the Order of Engineers of Quebec (OEQ) is required.
  • Good knowledge of AREMA and North American railway industry standards. European or other standards are assets.
  • Interact with all employees of the company and all disciplines related to the railway (Drainage, structures etc.) and provide the required support.
  • Work alone or in a team on various projects and be able to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Provide regular updates on the status and progress of the projects he/she is working on.
  • Fluency in French and functional level of English in order to be able to work closely in collaboration with stakeholders in Ontario.
  • Autonomous


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Intercity and Heavy Rail

Reports to: Principal Rail 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.