Senior Manager - Stations

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project Management

Toronto, CA

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



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.




The GO Expansion program is the largest transit infrastructure program in Canadian history. Metrolinx, the owner/operator for suburban rail, has a dramatic GO Expansion Program that will transform rail services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), providing two-way all-day GO train service and improved passenger experience with quieter and faster electric locomotives. The GO Expansion program includes Early Works, Off-corridor station, and infrastructure upgrades, as well as an On-Corridor program to deliver new tracks, platforms, facilities, grade separations and electrification. 


The MCS team, a JV of Mace Comtech and Systra, is partnering, as the Program Delivery Partner, with Metrolinx to deliver the GO Expansion upgrade program and, at the same time, develop Metrolinx’s capability to deliver mega programs. 


The MCS Program Delivery Partner (Delivery Partner) team will achieve this by facilitating Metrolinx’s creation of an outstanding organizational capability for program management and, simultaneously bring our global 

and local expertise to the direction and successful delivery of the GO Expansion program.  


Key Accountabilities & Responsibility


Reporting to the Stations Vice President, the Senior Manager will provide project management to one of the Smart Track Stations on the GO Expansion Program.


This position manages a team of Metrolinx staff, consultants and contractors to deliver capital railway station infrastructure projects encompassing the planning, design, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, and in accordance with approved timelines, budget and project deliverables.


They will utilise their previous experience to drive a culture of best practice for health, safety, wellbeing, and quality.


What will I be doing?

  • Provides strategic, tactical and collaborative leadership and direction to deliver a largescale, multi

stakeholder, capital infrastructure projects through a variety of different contracting models.

  • Works hand in hand with the VP GO Expansion Stations Capital Delivery to lead all aspects of project delivery including scope, cost, schedule and quality management, and provides support as required to deliver the mandate
  • Leads a high performing team in the delivery of station infrastructure projects on behalf of the VP GO Expansion Stations Capital Delivery, encompassing construction, commissioning, and deployment into operational service (e.g., tracks, grade separations, stations, platforms, parking, train support facilities) in accordance with corporate project management standards, procedures, controls and environmental requirements to minimize the impact on train service and to maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Provides senior level leadership oversight and direction to employees and vendors engaged in

interdependent project teams (e.g., defines team member roles, responsibilities, and expectations);

  • Lead the developing project delivery strategies while providing overall administrative and technical leadership and oversight to capital projects consisting of multiple capital corridor infrastructure projects to ensure consistency and coordination of efforts and successful completion of the program.
  • Integrates corporate requirements, commitments and initiatives into projects, including design requirements, environmental assessment conditions, community and municipal commitments, Passenger Charter, design excellence, and property acquisition conditions.
  • Collaborate with other Metrolinx stakeholders to incorporate requirements, and ensure projects within CPG are implemented consistently, efficiently, safely, and in a coordinated manner.
  • Oversee consultants and contractors in the delivery of scope of work, as defined in respective contracts, ensuring that corrective action and escalation is initiated when necessary.
  • Manage project scope/requirements changes; handles change orders with contractors, including negotiating, processing and assessing cost and schedule impacts; ensures all are clearly identified and approved before progressing, and ensuring contract documents reflect addendums issued.


What Skills and Qualifications Do I Need?

  • Significant project management experience on large scale projects
  • Demonstrates progressive experience in engineering and project management services associated with the planning, design, and construction of stations or similar large infrastructure projects.
  • Experience leading a team of technical professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the theories, principles and practices of civil design and construction, skill and proficiency in broad phases of engineering application.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban planning, engineering design and their

application to the construction of infrastructure, facilities, and related works.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing the competing objectives of many external and internal stakeholders.
  • Must understand key performance indicator monitoring and engagement, directly linked to monthly measurement criteria established. 
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills and experience with vendor management to manage development and delivery of externally provided products and services.
  • Sound commercial and business acumen, with experience managing complex negotiations for

construction projects to align with overall project objectives

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with experience managing a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including municipalities and thirdparty utility providers