RevisedEngineer, Track and Rail Infrastructure

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Revised - Engineer, Track and Rail Infrastructure

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52698177-01

Competition posting date: 2019.12.06

Competition closing date: 2019.12.20

Transportation Services Department, Transit Operations Service, Rail Operations Branch
Full-time Temporary Position - Up to 4 years - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: MPE 03
Salary: (2019 rates of pay)
Minimum $84,020.30
Standard Maximum $98,846.02
Advanced Maximum $106,260.70

Location: Transit Service, 1500 St.Laurent

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Transportation

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Rail Systems the Engineer, Track and Rail Infrastructure, Engineer is responsible
to monitor, measure, audit and review the performance of the rail systems, civil infrastructure, track, and
supporting infrastructure on OC Transpo's rail networks. He/she will manage the production of quality metrics
to measure the soundness of the performance, asset conditions, and compliance with system engineering
processes; provide a single point of contact for all technical issues and concerns; track, trend, and analyse
reliability in relation to track availability, including reliability issues for all infrastructure assets; oversee and
provide direction and comments to system expansions; complete technical analysis of rail system failure
modes; and lead rail capital improvement projects.

In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support and design input during the procurement
specification(s), as required including the tender phase for upgrades and new installations; be responsible for
the technical review of design submissions and responses; assist with the tracking and monitoring of track
and track related quality issues during any procurement stage or during maintenance phases; assist with
investigations in relation to systems operations and track infrastructure issues; complete root cause analyses
for system or sub-system failures/issues; undertake technical reporting writing; manage the development and
delivery of rail and infrastructure lifecycle & safety programs; plus provide support to Transit Operations
during major operational events.

The incumbent will also participate on technical committees and lead project teams including provide
engineering expertise to discuss and resolve issues on projects internal and external to the department which
may impact or affect the operational requirements of the Transit Services Department.

Education & Experience

Four (4) Year Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil, Mechanical, or
Systems Engineering.

  • Seven (7) years experience in railway or mass transit sectors relating to track infrastructure
engineering, maintenance and operation, testing and commissioning, overhaul planning, life cycle
planning, and reliability improvement programs for new and existing rail systems with experience in
transit and rail control/power control systems, railway related integrated control system and track

system engineering and system integration.
  • Knowledge of rail systems including vehicle, signals, communications, electrification, building systems,
and operations would be an asset.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
points accumulated.

English oral, reading, writing required.


  • A working knowledge of passenger railroad / transit operations railway industry procedures and
practices with a focus on urban transit systems and track infrastructure.

  • A railway specific discipline in track, track bed, civil and structures, power, signaling,

  • Development lifecycle and lifecycle products in realtion to track infrastructure
  • Systems architecture/interface modeling
  • Behavioural/operational concept/RAMS modeling
  • Life cost modeling
  • Risk assessment (both technical and project)
  • Project management techniques and practices associated with the planning, documentation and
monitoring of systems engineering activities
  • Systems engineering and technical assurance
  • RAMS analysis including use of application software
  • Engineering Safety Management
  • Risk identification analysis and mitigation
  • Rail operations and planning, assurance, systems engineering, RAMS, Engineering Safety
Management, procurement and transaction advice, and development and feasibility studies
  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • Conversant with railway design safety principles HSE/HMRI, railway safety standards
  • Familiar with AREMA standards, Transport Canada standards and mass transit APTA
  • Be conversant with the requirements of EN 50216 RAMS Railway Applications including MIL
standards as applicable

Competencies & Skills

  • Project lifecycle management from a Systems Engineering perspective
  • Can apply 'Systems Thinking' to problems at technical, project and enterprise levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels in the spoken and written word
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure are vital
  • A good team player and decision maker
  • Excellent analytical, teaming and communication skills plus be able to effectively relate to all staff and
client team members within a team-based matrix environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including advanced verbal reasoning and the ability to write
effective reports
  • Developing and delivering presentations
  • Guiding and mentoring others to deliver work related projects
  • Engagement & liaison with both external and internal clients and project engineering teams
  • Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with all staff as part of a team
  • Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work, and deal
effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and deadlines
  • Able to manage concurrent projects and bring projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Able to foster trust and cooperation to coordinate activities between technical staff, consultants,
  • Able to identify and analyze and recommend solutions to issues and problems pertaining to assigned
projects to mitigate loss/project downtime
  • Able to assist and prepare RFQ's and RFP's, review, analyze and recommend acceptance of
  • Able to carry out inspections to resolve project on-site problems and accept/reject contractors' work
based on contact deliverables
  • Able to perform data analysis, formulate recommendations, and create and maintain reports
  • Ability to read drawings from existing records or for proposed works
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