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Senior RAMS Engineer

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 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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Reporting to the Director - Systems Integrator, the Senior RAMS Safety Engineer is responsible for defining and proposing the means, analyses and reports necessary for the proper execution of the mandates in his/her field of expertise, in particular, the drafting of plans, reliability, availability, maintainability and safety analyses (RAMS).


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safety and security certification program and the associated roadmap.
  • Conduct reliability studies, including reliability block diagrams on complex systems;
  • Write reliability and safety assurance plans, according to project requirements and applicable safety standards;
  • Perform safety studies, including but not limited to: Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), System and Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), Failure Modes, Effects and criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
  • Review, revise and comment on supplier RAMS plans and analyses;
  • Continuously evaluate the impact of new technologies, tools and standards and improve best practices.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electronics or electrical engineering, or other relevant discipline;
  • More than 15 years of professional experience in similar positions, including 10 years in the RAMS operational safety sector;
  • Professional experience in urban transportation, an asset;
  • Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or eligible ;
  • Good knowledge of CENELEC Standards: EN 50126, 50128 and 50129 as well as MIL-HDBK-217 standards and of the local law: Loi sur la Sécurité du transport terrestre guidé (RLRQ, c. S-3.3);
  • Detailed knowledge of system life cycle, security design principles and risk analysis;
  • Knowledge of complex systems of security engineering and in real time, including architecture of systems, hardware and software;
  • Knowledge of RAM methodological risk management tools such as failure rate prediction, Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD), Markov models, Monte Carlo methods, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Proficient in French (spoken, read, and written);
  • Proficient in English (spoken, read, and written), an asset;
  • 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.




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.

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