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Systems Assurance Engineer

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.


Role and responsibilities


Reporting to the Systems Assurance Manager, the Systems Assurance Engineer is responsible for conducting reliability, availability, maintainability and safety analyses (RAMS).

  • Responsible for the implementation of the safety and security certification program and the associated roadmap
  • Conduct reliability studies, including reliability block diagrams on complex systems
  • Write reliability and safety assurance plans, according to project requirements and applicable safety standards
  • Perform safety studies, including but not limited to: Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), System and Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), Failure Modes, Effects and criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Review, revise and comment on supplier RAMS plans and analyses
  • Continuously evaluate the impact of new technologies, tools and standards and improve best practices.




Education: Bachelor's degree in electronics or electrical engineering, or other relevant discipline

Years of experience: More than 10 years of professional experience in similar positions, including 5 years in the RAMS operational safety sector


Technical competencies:

  • Have some experience in the field of system safety, applied in a metro type rail transit environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of system life cycle, security design principles and risk analysis
  • Knowledge of complex systems of security engineering and in real time, including architecture of systems, hardware and software
  • Knowledge of RAM methodological risk management tools such as failure rate prediction, Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD), Markov models, Monte Carlo methods, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
  • Good knowledge of CENELEC Standards: EN 50126, 50128 and 50129 as well as MIL-HDBK-217 standards and local law.
  • Be a PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario) licensed holder, or eligible to become one, an asset.
  • Excellent command of the Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English (spoken, read and written).
  • Fluency in French (spoken, read and written), an asset.


Personal & soft skills:  

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a team environment in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership.
  • Ability to organize and plan his/her work.
  • Methodical, rigorous, and proactive.
  • Interest in acquiring, applying and transmitting new knowledge.
  • Creative and innovative spirit.


Employment terms and conditions


Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto – Ontario – Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Systems Assurance 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.