Railway engineer, operations

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
Job number: 



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

General Responsibilities (Goal and Objectives)

Provide a high level of technical expertise in rail engineering, maintenance, associated rail systems and primarily in operations to colleagues and clients.

Knowledge of the conventional rail environment (freight and mining context) is desired.



  • Be a resource person for rail operations engineering requests, particularly those related to civil and service infrastructure;
  • Be able to manage and carry out rail operations analysis mandates, in particular using rail simulation tools (preferably AnyLogic);
  • Be able to manage and carry out the preparation of the schedule for the phasing of the works;
  • Manage the consulting mandates of his discipline;
  • Participate in the drafting of service offers in the field of railway operations (methodology, cost estimation and work method);
  • Be available to carry out national and international mandates of several weeks or months;
  • Develop business relationships with clients in order to develop business opportunities;
  • Occasionally coordinate and provide technical expertise for the preliminary or detailed design of railway infrastructure, including track alignment, rail yards and auxiliary tracks, earthworks, track structure, and associated drainage.
  • Occasionally perform engineering assessment and design of grade crossing geometry.


Internal and External Relations

  • Internal: Interact with all company employees and provide support for rail operations issues.
  • External: Develop business relationships with clients, suppliers and other consultants and leverage this network for ongoing projects and to increase opportunities for client retention or new business.





Education: Bachelor's or master’s degree in civil or railway engineering

Years of experience: At least 10 years of experience in track engineering positions, in design and ideally in rail operations analysis


Technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of various railway design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D) and railway simulation software (AnyLogic) (An asset)
  • Knowledge of UIC, EN, CN, CP, Transport Canada and Quebec codes and regulations, and the AREMA guide.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec (OIQ).
  • Familiarity with working in a BIM environment.
  • Fluency in French and functional level of English in order to be able to work closely in collaboration with stakeholders in Ontario.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – QC - Canada

Division: Fret & Mining

Reports to: Lead Railway Engineer

Remuneration: According to the 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.