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Systems Safety Officer

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.




Reporting to the Director, Systems Integration, the System Safety Officer is responsible for the overall safety of the project’s infrastructure and be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of safety management and system assurance for the project’s infrastructure, including safety assessment, RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety) and SIL (Safety Integrity Level).


Role and responsibilities


  • Ensure that the project’s Safety Management System provides safety governance and that the project is at all times in compliance with its Safety Management System
  • Be accountable for the extent to which the Project Safety Requirements are met
  • As needed, designate project staff members to develop and implement processes required as part of the project’s Safety Management System
  • Establish the project’s own internal safety governance structure, processes and committees and document such structures, processes, and committees for the project’s Safety Management System
  • Responsible for the delivery of all aspects of safety management and system assurance, including safety assessment, RAMS and SIL
  • Responsible for the overall safety of the Works and be project’s contact for all communications with the Chief Safety Officer, Contracting Authority, other project’s System Safety Officers, the ISA (Independent Safety Assessor) and Contracting Authority ISA, and others on safety matters related to the Works.
  • Support the Chief Safety Officer in the overall safety certification of the project 
  • Responsible and accountable for the correct application of and compliance with the Safety and Systems Assurance Standards and the CMREA.




Education: Bachelor's engineering degree or other relevant training

Years of experience: Minimum 10 years of professional experience in an equivalent position


Technical competencies:

  • Have extensive 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: Director, Systems Integration

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.