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Senior Signalling Engineer - Systems (Infrastructure)

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Toronto, 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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Overall Responsibilities (purpose and objectives):

Responsible for the preparation and writing of studies that include both preliminary and detailed design of signalling systems. Responsible for the design, installation, testing and revenue service commissioning of signalling systems.


Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Technical evaluation and selection of appropriate technologies and systems. Prepares and delivers reports for the client (customer).
  • Calculates CAPEX based on the technologies and system proposed as well as annual OPEX for the system to be installed.
  • Conducting feasibility study followed by the preparation of design criteria and specifications for the system proposed.
  • Prepare and evaluate tenders (bids) submitted by potential contractors.
  • Responds to tender offers received by the client.
  • Supervises the contractor and supports the customer during the system design and installation implementation phases.
  • Assists the Testing and Commissioning of the system. Evaluates the operational performance of the system. 


Internal and External Relationships:
Internal:  Must interface with all departments and be familiar with all systems within SYSTRA. 

External: Must be familiar with Government and Regulatory procedures.  Must be able to interface with Owners, operators, consultants and contractors, as well as the suppliers of signalling systems. 


Education (minimum and desired):

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical, automation or software Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Expert understanding of the functional and operational requirements of the signalling systems.
  • Expert in systems processes and design, theoretical timing analysis, operational scenarios, reliability and performance analysis.
  • Safety oriented, good understanding of the vital principles. Capable to identify safety related hazards considering system failure analysis.
  • Good knowledge of AREMA standards. Familiarity with CENELEC, IEC, and IEEE standards is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of North American signalling systems: Conventional Rail Signalling, PTC, CBTC.  Knowledge of ETCS is a plus.

Experience (minimum and desired):

  • A minimum of 15 years in railway and transit signalling systems, preferably with a major railway company.


Personal and Other Qualifications:

  • Responsible and dynamic
  • Ability to adapt to both new and different environments.
  • Problem solver. 
  • Located in Canada and able to travel around the world.
  • Acceptable for short term and medium overseas posting. 


Language Requirements: 

  • Good verbal and written skills in English (French is a strong asset).



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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