Senior Engineer, Rail Signals and Systems
- 90,361.18 - 109,948.02 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for providing a primary point of contact and subject matter expertise for rail signal and rail systems related to the City's Rail Construction Program; manages technical components of rail signaling and rail systems projects; oversees project delivery for rail signal and systems projects using resources from the private sector; monitors, supports, and reports on engineering projects; and contributes to the development of technical standards for the Rail Construction Program.
Education & Experience
4 year degree in Electrical, Communications or Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline
Minimum 8 years experience with signal engineering for rail projects.
*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.
- Advanced technical experience with deployment, operation, and maintenance of communication based train control wayside systems, vehicle onboard systems, and control center server systems
- Understanding of system upgrade processes, configuration management, change management, regression testing, and safety certification to support greenfield and brownfield deployment of train control systems
- Detailed knowledge of other train control systems including automatic train protection, centralized traffic control, block signaling, track circuit technology, wireless technology, and communications equipment
- Understanding of light rail systems integration issues including technical knowledge of the integration between train control, traction power, tunnel ventilation, and rail communication systems
- Hands-on experience with measurement, installation, and testing of signal equipment
- Familiarity with control center equipment / operating environments is an asset
- 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
- Processes for tendering and contracting work
- Computer applications in an engineering environment pertaining to project management, spreadsheet, word processing, and e-mail
- Protocols for responding to senior management/Councilor inquiries, conducting public consultation and preparing reports, briefing notes and other communiqués
- Knowledge of 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
- Conflict management, influence, resolution and negotiation skills