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Senior Transit Communications Design Engineer

  1. Vancouver
  1. Transportation

Senior Transit Communications Design Engineer

Senior Transit Communications Systems Design Engineer

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world. Within Canada, our Rail & Transit team is focused on the delivery of projects and services which vary in size and complexity.  From smaller consulting direct-to-client professional services, to turn-key engineering and project management on large multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects, our team engages in engineering challenges across a broad spectrum and in a multi-client environment. 

Our Rail Control Systems team, under the broader Rail & Transit Engineering division, deliver solutions which include signalling and train control, and communications systems. Our Rail Control Systems team is looking for a Senior Transit Communications Systems Design Engineer, reporting to the Manager, Systems Design, to join our growing team in Vancouver.  To perform this role successfully, the individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Leading the design of communication systems including fibre-optic networks, fire alarm systems, radio systems, passenger information systems, CCTV systems, telephony, building management/automation, access control/intrusion detection and SCADA systems.
  • System design to meet for operational capacity and project functionality requirements.
  • Integration of Communication System 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 and other Domain teams on specification development and delivery of various Communication Systems into the overall transit, urban rail and heavy freight project solutions.
  • Interfacing with design groups (communications, fixed facilities, etc.) and with external team members (architects, code consultants, AHJs, major suppliers, etc.).
  • Component, sub-system and system procurement (technical specifications, vendor selections, post-award support, etc.)
  • Delivery of Design/Construction and Interface Control documentation
  • Interaction with Operations and Maintenance teams
  • Support of construction and installation activities in the field
  • Support for Test & Commissioning and setting to work of mass transit, urban rail and heavy freight signalling and control systems
  • Assistance with customer staff training
  • Assistance with the generation of O&M Manuals
  • Managing select projects and leading a team through all project phases including concept planning, feasibility studies, and through detailed designs and construction.

What will you contribute?

  • P.Eng designation or eligibility in BC is required
  • Must be experienced in design and selection of the various elements of a transit project’s communication systems.
  • Experienced in leading design staff teams in the generation of design documents, drawings and submissions.
  • Experienced in the generation of technical requirements and specifications
  • Accustomed to operating within a multi-disciplinary project structure with responsibility for Communications systems design
  • Consulting  experience is an asset
  • 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 as technical lead
  • Able to interact within discussions with the partners, clients and suppliers and able to take the technical lead on such discussions.
  • Able to work in AutoCAD/Revit and /or MicroStation
  • Able to work in design office, project office and field environments
  • Able to travel approximately 10% to project sites and vendor locations

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.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!


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