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System Safety and Assurance Engineer

  1. Burnaby
  1. Transportation

System Safety and Assurance Engineer

System Safety and Assurance Engineer

Why join us?

This position is based out of our office in Burnaby, BC and reports to Director, System Integration Management. It is responsible for the engineering work required to manage the complex engineering of systems, sub-systems and components of a rail transit project in accordance with international standards. In this role there will be opportunities to develop skills and experience in Systems Engineering disciplines such as Requirements Management, Systems Integration and Configuration Management.

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 including the Canada Line, Calgary West LRT, Edmonton North LRT, the Evergreen Line and the Confederation Line.  We are actively working on delivering the Trillium Line (Ottawa), Le Réseau express métropolitain (Montreal) and Eglinton-Crosstown (Toronto) and have a number of other projects at the proposal stage or awaiting award.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Provide high quality consultancy services to the rail industry in the field of Safety and Assurance
  • Assess safety and create risk assessments, hazard analysis and hazard logs
  • Deliver assurance, certification and safety activities, supporting rail businesses, governments and organizations.
  • Conduct and review of RAMS analyses such as FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis, Reliability Block Diagrams
  • Contribute to developing strategies to grow the Safety and Assurance service offering.
  • Manage aspects of assignments undertaken including client management, estimating, tendering, planning, resource management and execution
  • Ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with SNC-Lavalin procedures and corporate requirements, including the Quality Management System and the Safety Management System
  • Ensure quality of service meets defined targets and that all staff promote a customer focus as a key tenet of their behaviour and that they proactively work to exceed the expectations of all of their clients
  • Support of Systems Assurance processes and documentation
  • Interaction with Design Technical Leads
  • Support for System Engineering/V&V/ Requirements Management teams in the delivery of mass transit, urban rail and heavy freight signalling and control systems

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognized university qualified with a minimum 3 years relevant experience in a rail or safety assurance
  • P.Eng designation in BC (or ability to obtain in BC)
  • Experience in developing and documenting Safety and Assurance arguments across the complete asset / project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of project management practices, processes and principles, and experience of putting them into action is an asset
  • Application of CENELEC, FTA Handbook for Safety & Security Certification, or MIL-STd-882e is an asset
  • Track record of assisting technical business functions and/or project teams within a design, engineering, engineering-construction or consultancy context
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary technical environments
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication/briefing skills; able to present to audiences of peers
  • Excellent relationship skills; able to build trust and advocacy with others and engage staff and address issues effectively
  • Travel up to 20% within Canada

    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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