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Senior Rail Engineering Manager in Toronto, ON at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

Our client is a highly respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.


•        Direct report to the Project Director and will work within a team of rail related disciplines to support the Infrastructure business unit, business development and the execution of studies, all stages of Engineering Design for projects around the world.

•        Supervision duties of all design aspects of the project.

•        Drive and deliver all engineering elements that form part of the overall project and then deliver to the project.

•        Develop and execute plans and strategies that include: staffing, office locations, communications, developing/ packaging the deliverables to meet procurement & construction needs, training and zippering plan.

•        An individual who can think outside the box with solutions to problems/issues.

•        Broad knowledge of precedents in the rail industry and all relevant disciplines applicable to rail engineering design.

Job Functions:

•        Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

•        Build, strengthen, guide and mentor the project engineering team

•        Extensive experience of undertaking and managing self-perform rail design from feasibility to detailed design (including as-built)

•        Experience in providing support to the other departments through commissioning and Brining Into Use.

•        Extensive knowledge of field engineering, construction and testing & commissioning (T&C) activities.

•        Able to support whole life-cycle costings and feasibility assessments.

•        Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering for the project in collaboration with contracts, procurement, construction and T&C.

•        Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.

•        Manages work using appropriate 3-D CAD tools.

•        Knowledge of Rail Systems (RS) is expected.  RS is defined as all railway infrastructure fixed equipment, including track, overhead line, signaling, telecommunications, control center and on-board/mobile signaling and telecommunications equipment.

•        (HVAC, MEP, Rail Systems, Traction Power, Medium & Low Power, Rolling Stock and RAMS).

•        Participates and supports the Technical Risk Assessments (e.g. HAZIDs, HAZOPs, IDCs/IDRs, QRAs) and drives completeness. Ensures engineering design and corresponding documentation are in compliance with the associated projects Quality Assurance plan and procedures.

•        Contacts client counterparts as directed. 

Qualifications (Must Haves):

•        Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited college program in Civil Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical.

•        Minimum 20 years of experience in design, construction and operation of railway infrastructure, stations, facilities, and/or railway systems. Design/Construction experience of urban/mass transit railway systems is preferred.

•        Minimum 10 years in the Management of self-perform Engineering for major Design/Build Rail Projects, Engineering/Procurement/Construction (EPC) or Architectural/Engineering (A/E)

•        The position will require travel, some could be extensive and may result in relocation.

Please submit all resumes to quoting Job #53158

Design Group Staffing would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.

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