Senior Signals Engineer, Rail Systems Calgary, AB 31/05/2019

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In anticipation of future projects, WSP is seeking a Senior Signals Engineer to join our Rail Systems team in Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver. Reporting to the Manager, Rail Systems Engineering, the Senior Signals Engineer will work collaboratively with a team of Chief Engineers and Specialists across rail systems disciplines (Systems Engineering, Signals, Electrification Systems, Data Communications, and Project Controls), and with Project Managers, Systems Engineers, Signals Engineers, Analysts, and Coordinators. As a senior member of the Rail Systems Engineering team, you will be given opportunities to use your transferrable skills to define processes, create execution plans, mentor the junior team members, and be the technical lead for multiple projects. You will be supported by management to develop work plans and professional skills to become a strong leader in the consulting environment.
  • Develop and analyze signal systems for transit and heavy rail in both Communications Based Train Control and traditional relay-based systems. Analysis includes braking calculations, control tables, routes and aspects, schematics, and phasing plans;
  • Review and Approve detailed calculations, drawings using AutoCAD or MicroStation, technical specifications, procurement documents, design and installation packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, cost estimates, detailed analyses, design justifications, and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes in rail signalling;
  • Perform detailed check of signals and circuit designs by other signalling engineers within the team, or from third-party sources through clients in a consultancy environment;
  • Plan and create signalling schemes compliant to industry standards and codes using knowledge of signalling principles, circuits, and components;
  • Ensure all signalling design elements conform to all applicable industry codes and standards and client specifications;
  • Ensure all design elements are compliant with the relevant Rail Operation Rules;
  • Provide valuable leadership to junior staff and mentoring to develop their technical skills;
  • Interact with clients to discuss technical topics in a clear and professional manner. Facilitate resolution of customer expectations versus technical issues;
  • Work with tight schedules, be flexible, control project budgets, and motivate junior staff;
  • Plan and execute project work, based on an understanding of the project scope, schedule, and budget;
  • Proposal and Project assignments may include Commuter, Subway, Light Rail, Heavy Rail, Transit Storage and Maintenance Facilitates, Transit Tunnels.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related engineering discipline from an accreditied university that is recognized by the provincial governing body of professional engineers;
  • Registered Professional Engineer with either P. Eng. or P.E. License OR
  • Registered as an Engineer in Training with the provincial governing body of professional engineers;
  • PMP certification is favourable;
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in a related engineering field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Rail Systems Engineering or equivalent;
  • Experience in a Consulting Engineering environment;
  • Experience in signalling design, circuit design, electromechanical relay logic design, communications-based signals design, and grade crossing warning systems design;
  • Practical experience of all signalling design in an electrified railway environment, with emphasis on a 2x25 kV overhead contact system is strongly favourable;
  • Proven ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and across different business units;
  • Knowledge of signalling principles, train control solutions including CBTC (moving block or fixed block) and PTC, and railway standards such as CENELEC, AREMA and MIL-STD;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MicroStation, and / or equivalent CADD software;
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio;
  • Experience in different Phases of the Engineering Design Life Cycle (Proposal, CDR, PDR, FDR);
  • Understanding of Systems and Safety Engineering Concepts, including Design, Verification & Validation, and System Integration is favourable;
  • Able to travel internationally to support proposals, projects and Client's needs;
  • Strong communication skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.

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WSP Canada Inc.
Calgary, AB
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