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Engineer, Transit Security Systems Design

  1. Toronto
  1. Transportation

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious prizes in the world. Within Canada, our Rail & Transit team has been selected to design and deliver most of the recent Greenfield and Brownfield LRT, ALRT and Light Metro jobs awarded in the last 10 years.


The Rail Control Systems Team is looking for a local candidate for a Transit Security Systems Design Engineer, reporting to the Communications and Control Systems Manager.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

·       Support and develop the design of Security Systems including CCTV, Intrusion Detection and Access Control. Support control system design of SCADA systems.

·       Support the integration of Security Systems design into Stations, Stops, Traction Power Sub-stations, Maintenance & Storage facilities and Control Centres in accordance with Project requirements.

·       Working with the System Design teams, other Domain teams on specification and delivery of various Security Systems within the Rail & Transit industry.

·       Able to Interface with design groups (train control, power systems, fixed facilities, etc.) and with external team members (architects, code consultants, AHJs, major suppliers, etc.).

·       Delivery of Design and Interface Control documentation.

·       Support of construction and installation activities in the field.

·       Support for Test & Commissioning and setting to work of Security Systems in the R&T industry.

What will you contribute?

Skill & Experience:

·       Experienced in the design and selection of the various elements of a transit project’s Security and Control systems.

·       Knowledge of SCADA control systems will be considered an asset.

·       Familiar with the digital design engineering approach: This includes use of AutoCAD software. Experience in BIM and Revit 3D software will be considered an asset.

·       Experienced in interfacing to mixed staff design teams in the generation of design documents, drawings and submissions.

·       Experience in the generation of technical requirements and specifications

·       Accustomed to operating within a multi-disciplinary project structure with responsibility for Communications systems design

·       Self-motivated and able to work with limited direct supervision

·       Accustomed to working on multiple projects at one time

·       Able to interact with senior staff and technical leads

·       Able to interact within discussions with the partners, clients and suppliers and support technically such discussions.

·       Able to adapt to changing circumstances

·       Able to work in design office, project office and field environments.

·       5+ experience in the design and application of Security Systems in Transit, Automation or similar environments


·       Must be willing to travel to project sites

·       Must be willing to travel to vendor locations

·       Must be able to work away from home for periods of time


·       P.Eng designation


What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

• Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

• Competitive salary

• Motivational financial package & flexible benefits

• Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

• Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);

• Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• 3 weeks of vacation time

• Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities

The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Additional Information:

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

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