Senior Systems Specialist

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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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.



SYSTRA Canada's Transit Division is involved in Canadian and international projects in the fields of rail transport (conventional or high-speed trains) and urban transport (metros, streetcars and electric buses).

SYSTRA Canada is particularly involved in driverless light rail project in Ontario assisting in the client in the implementation of Systems Engineering and Systems Assurance support activities.

Within this project organization, SYSTRA Canada is looking for a Rail Systems Interface Engineer.

The Rail System Interface Engineer will take full responsibility of the successful interfacing between rail systems and Infrastructure on the automated metro project


Role and responsibilities

The Senior Systems Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

    • Plan, organise, control and lead the rail systems to infrastructure interfaces on the project.
    • Participate in and lead interface workshops as appropriate to define requirements related to the operation of the transportation system;
    • Formalize interface sheets between the transportation system and the infrastructure, plan and monitor the resolution of these interfaces;
    • Organize and conduct workshops to resolve these technical interfaces;
    • Formalize the input data requirements to be obtained from the Infrastructure teams for the design of the transportation system;
    • Perform a technical review of the transportation system design and its subsystems to ensure proper integration of the transportation system with the infrastructure disciplines;
    • Support the process of defining and identifying functional and technical requirements as required;
    • Conduct and support technical interface risk analysis;
    • Participate in workshops around the performance of the transportation system, including operation and maintenance prerogatives, operational safety and intramodality with other modes of transportation;
    • Write technical documents related to the identification and specification of interfaces with the transportation system;
    • Coordinate on-site and remote production resources;
    • Ensure the application of the management processes defined for the project;
    • Develop and / or participate in the development of the project’s interface management system
    • Develop and / or participate in the development of the project’s interface management plan, register and matrix
    • Develop and / or participate in the development of the project’s Interface Control documents
    • Monitor and control the progress of the interface management process andy performance indicators
    • Maintain and follow-up on the interface management action list and open interface issues.
    • Ensure coordination between the interface management processes and the other systems engineering management processes.
    • Provide technical input to rail systems interface requirements
    • Prepare minutes of meetings for interface meetings and workshops and monitor the resulting actions therefrom.
    • Participate in interfaces verification and validation
    • Review and check interface test procedures
    • Participation in Transit Business Unit activities:
      • Depending on his/her workload, the rail Systems interface Engineer may participate in other Transit Business Unit activities:
        • 1.      Participate in responses to calls for tenders:
        • - Participate in tender launch meetings;
        • - Write the technical memoranda related to his field of competence;
        • 2.      Connect to the group's internal network of expertise useful to the deployment of expertise useful to the sector of transport automation, asset management, operating performance, control and supervision of systems, transport safety ;



Education: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field

Years of experience: 10 years of experience in the implementation of heavy mass transit systems in dense urban areas, including automatic metro solutions

Technical competencies:

  • Be a member of the P.Eng or be able to register
  • Fluency in English (spoken, read and written);

Personal & soft skills:   

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written ;
  • Ability to work as a team in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Ability to organize and plan his/her work;
  • Methodical, rigorous and proactive;
  • Interest in acquiring, applying and transmitting new knowledge;


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto

Division: Transit

Reports to: Internally Director, Systems Integration, on the project: Deputy Interface and Integration Manager

Remuneration: Depending on 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.