Corridor Lead

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project Management

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 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

The corridor lead will need to consider the whole corridor at a program level, and with their expertise develop and implement a program-level strategy. This strategy will oversee individual project delivery (by separate Metrolinx teams) and mitigate any risks to the successful corridor delivery.  Key areas include schedule management, stakeholder management, risk management inc. key corridor level issues, interface management, scope/change management.  Success would be safe, on time and on budget delivery of the necessary projects, to enable the phased planned corridor train service improvements.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineering manager, project manager/s and deputy project manager/s, including other specialists as the rise occurs.
  • Drives safety leadership from a figurehead position.
  • Manages client, consultants, contractors, and own project staff.
  • Identifies and analyses business risks.
  • Excellent in setting up effective management/assurance systems and procedures.
  • Able to manage activities with significant uncertainty of solution or outcome.
  • Looks to create a vision and set strategy.
  • Expert in persuading and influencing colleagues.
  • Creates high-performance teams and a common culture.
  • Positive & proactive approach to engaging with the various Project Delivery Teams (PDT’s)
  • Detailed knowledge of key performance indicator monitoring and engagement, directly linked to monthly measurement criteria established.
  • Detailed knowledge of resource management, interface, and constraints management
  • Will lead the development of plans to upskill the wider workforce, including the supply-chain, to ensure we leave a better trained workforce, linked to the utilisation of Humber College, George Brown College and Telfer Business School, and our GO Expansion academy of learning strategy.
  • Leads the team on the recommendation and initiates change to project delivery plans, identify areas of improvement to put forward to relevant area in business and operating processes.
  • Interacts with clients and other stakeholders to ensure that objectives are being met.
  • Leads external relationships important for project delivery (e.g., statutory authorities)
  • Liaises with the Metrolinx PDTs from the various sectors, Stations, Early Works, Joint Corridor Early Works, USRC, Extensions, to ensure all works are aligned with the common goal for the Rail Corridor and over-arching GO Expansion Program.
  • Act as lead for compliance with GO Expansion health, safety, quality and environment processes for projects, sponsor audit of Rail Corridor, and project documentation, activities, and processes.
  • Developing and delivering implementation plans; establishing commercially beneficial delivery models and leading on innovation & best practice



Education: Degree or equivalent with professional work experience in one or more specific disciplines in the Project and Construction Delivery Management disciplines

Years of experience: Minimum of 15 years of experience in similar fields

Technical competencies:

  • Strong experience across all technical delivery requirements across program and project level set up and delivery requirements.
  • Demonstrates core strategic and delivery capability for setting up an organisation structure and integration with the customer / client vision and objectives.
  • Strategic and Detailed understanding of construction methodology, innovative methods of delivery, technology, planning, delivery, site logistics, commercial & legal / contract issues
  • Detailed knowledge of contract & commercial procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, clear and concise; good presentation skills
  • Stays up to date with key industry/professional trends through networking and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Updates colleagues & clients on industry trends
  • Understand different types of contracts and able to give advice to clients.
  • Knowledge of BIM and able to give advice to clients and articulate BIM strategy.
  • Understands data management. 
  • Proficient in office technology, software and applications.

Personal & soft skills:   

  • Demonstrates leadership and core competencies at a high level of development and is an exemplary model of living the corporate Values and Code of Ethics
  • Provides senior leadership and direction over an integrated team, oversight and indirect supervision of staff in a matrix environment; delivers timely feedback to ensure a cohesive operational unit and the optimum use of team skills; monitors work assignments for adherence to timelines and compliance with policies and processes; develops and implements action plans to address performance gaps.
  • Provides senior leadership in Projects and Construction Delivery Management to program management leads that are dedicated to each of the program delivery units.
  • Demonstrates leadership and core competencies at a high level of development and is an exemplary model of living the corporate Values and Code of Ethics
  • Provides senior leadership and direction over the Construction & Project Delivery team, delivers timely feedback to ensure a cohesive operational unit and the optimum use of team skills. 
  • Lead by example with the purpose to inspire the team within the program team
  • Monitors work assignments for adherence to timelines and compliance with policies and processes
  • Develops and implements action plans to address performance gaps.
  • The ability to lead, engage, motivate and coach others. To act as a role model and inspire and empower others. Competent to mentor and coach at levels within the Projects & Construction Delivery Team
  • Looking to the future to create and articulate a delivery vision and common culture.
  • Delegating tasks to others
  • Create the environment for successful implementation of processes.
  • Creating and delivering persuasive and engaging presentations to wide range of audiences in our industry
  • Networking externally
  • Ability to contribute to the establishment of a behavioural charter and capability to drive the agreed behavioural values through MCS and the wider program team
  • Respectfully listens to others and considers all views presented.
  • Teamwork – balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Senior Project Manager

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.