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Systems Security 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 Security Officer is responsible for the overall security of the project’s infrastructure and be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of security management for the project’s infrastructure, including security risk assessment.


Role and responsibilities


  • Responsible for the overall security of the works
  • Responsible for the delivery of all aspects of security management for the Works, including Security Risk Assessment, CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) and other threat and vulnerability assessments.
  • Be the project’s contact for all communications with the Contracting Authority, the Chief Security Officers, other projects’ System Security Officers, law enforcement and emergency response agencies, and others on security matters related to the Works. 
  • Support the Chief Security Officer in the overall security certification of the project as agreed in the SSSIC (System Safety and Security Interface Committee).




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 security, 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
  • Be a CPP (Certified Protection Professional), or equivalent applicable alternative acceptable to the Contracting Authority.
  • 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.