Senior Technical Specialist - O&M

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Construction management

Toronto, CA

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


Key Accountabilities & Responsibility


The Operations and Maintenance Technical Specialist will be responsible for the oversight of the Operations and Maintenance interface issues by Dev Co, the TA, the CA, and other Parties, as applicable. Duties include, but are not necessarily limited to: 


  • Ensuring Health, Safety and Security Principles are followed and are a priority in railway systems design and deployment 

  • Fostering a collaborative environment and fostering optimized approaches to Systems implementation, providing the best value to the Sponsors, the CA and the Public 

  • Assuring that aspects of Operations and Maintenance are encapsulated in the delivery, and are followed to assure Value for Money 

  • Direct oversight over the definition of L1, L2, and L3 Maintenance in collaboration with TTC, Metrolinx, and other relevant Stakeholders 

  • Ensure project schedules are developed and implemented so that deliverables are provided in a timely and cost-effective manner to all stakeholders 

  • Support and lead (as required) at meetings convened by the CA, TA, the Operator (TTC), Stakeholders and with the Contractor (Dev Co) to review relevant requirements and deliverables 

  • Provide expert industry knowledge regarding fulfilling O&M requirements on a range of deliverable systems and products (including MEP and Civil) 

  • Assure that the Interface Control Documents / Forms and relevant Interface Matrices indicate Maintenance aspects 

  • Assure that O&M requirements are clearly spelled out for all Stakeholders/ Delivery Parties in the Project Requirements/Specifications 

  • Track, monitor and communicate performance against project requirements, quality measures, milestones and KPIs in relevant KRAs 

  • Review status reports from project teams/vendors and address issues with program or portfolio impacts as appropriate 

  • Implement approved procedures to ensure successful execution of projects 

  • Interface with the Chief Safety Officer on key decisions/analysis/certification issues 

  • Participate in key decision making, risk analysis and assessments 

  • Ensure sustainability is at the heart of Program process and decision making to ensure the right decisions are made now and for the future.  

  • Help identify value engineering savings within the project designs and construction methods.  

  • Facilitate a project environment which is collaborative, inclusive, diverse and celebrates our differences.  

  • Create a high performing culture open to constructive challenge, seeking continual improvement and implementing lessons identified from past experience 

  • Training and development, mentoring of junior staff 



  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering from a recognized University 

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in both Greenfield and Brownfield urban railway or projects with equivalent focus on Operations and Maintenance (Nuclear/Aerospace/etc) 

  • Good knowledge of CENELEC/EN, AREMA, FTA standards 

  • Ideally, an understanding of subway maintenance practices (TTC or other jurisdictions) 

  • Experience and strong technical knowledge of transit stations and construction in urban areas 

  • Experienced with multi-disciplinary rail and transit projects, and / or complex civil infrastructure projects in brownfield / urban environments with adjacent infrastructure 

  • Experience in managing a focused group of SME to foster the “best of breed” ideas as relevant to O&M 

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills 

  • Experience in meeting schedule expectations and delivering work on time