Senior Engineer, Light Rail Vehicles
- 88,588.50 - 107,791.32 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for providing a primary point of contact and subject matter expertise for light rail vehicle projects related to the City's Rail Construction Program; provides technical review of light rail vehicle designs; oversees and monitors the manufacturing, delivery, and testing and commissioning of light rail vehicles for the Rail Construction Program and ensures compliance with the requirements of the project agreement; and, contributes to the development of technical standards for the Rail Construction Program.
Education & Experience
4 year degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or other relevant discipline
Minimum 8 years' experience in light rail vehicle engineering related work on large-scale infrastructure projects and/ or rail transport and/or transit systems.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) and member in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
- English oral, reading, writing required.
- Light rail vehicle design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning, and operation;
- Urban transit vehicles and their mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic subsystems;
- Railway specific engineering, including track, track bed, civil and structures, power, signaling, and telecommunications;
- Railway design principles, standards, legislation and regulations, including RAMS, Engineering Safety Management, HSE/HMRI, AREMA, ATPA mass transit, and Transport Canada;
- Working in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment and familiarity with broad technical requirements related to light rail vehicles;
- Engineering planning, design, operations and construction/rehabilitation of rail infrastructure and vehicles;
- QA/QC procedures and processes;
- Principles of project management, including cost containment/control and reporting;
- Process for developing Request for Qualifications & Requests for Proposals, including acceptance, review and selection of consulting engineers;
- Computer applications in an engineering environment pertaining to municipal design, project management, spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and use of the Intra-Internets;
- Protocols for responding to senior management/Councilor inquiries, conducting public consultation and preparing reports, briefing notes and other communiqués; and,
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers. applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
Competencies & Skills
- Manage concurrent complex and often highly sensitive projects;
- Manage activities of technical staff, consultants, contractors, and co-ordinate activities with other levels of governments and external agencies/utilities;
- Prepare formal RFQ's and RFP's; review, analyze and recommend acceptance of proposals from consulting engineering firms;
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing to internal Councilor inquiries and inquiries/complaints from the general public and to present technical material in formats conducive to various audiences;
- Identify and recommend the solutions to health and safety issues and problems to ensure the safety of employees and contractors and to mitigate loss/project downtime; and,
- Conflict management, influence, resolution and negotiation skills.