Wednesday , February 8 2023

Toronto Transit Commission Careers – Design Engineer

Website Toronto Transit Commission

Job Description:

Provides engineering expertise for the investigation and assessment of the condition of the subway, SRT track network, and develop solutions to ensure safe, reliable and efficient track systems that are in compliance with established maintenance standards; performs design reviews of existing track and track components, designing, re-engineering track components and systems, developing technical specifications for track components, system and track related construction projects, conducting condition surveys, diagnosing site conditions and providing root cause assessments.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing and re-engineering track components and systems;
  • Developing technical specifications for the supply of track components, system and track related construction projects;
  • Analyzing technical data, and preparing technical drawings and specifications relevant to the design, procurement, construction and maintenance of subway and SRT;
  • Providing design support for the development and selection of design concepts, analysis of technical data, and production of design information related to track system design projects;
  • Determining existing field conditions, reviewing total station survey data, existing drawings, specifications and obtaining additional data for the preparation of engineering drawings;
  • Undertaking studies of problem areas to determine root cause with recommendations for corrective action;
  • Developing reports relating to design options, maintenance issues and project estimates;
  • Ensuring distribution of preliminary and final design drawings for subway track work programs to meet construction schedules;
  • Planning, scheduling and producing detailed design work to ensure procurement and delivery of materials for programmed track work rehabilitation;
  • Developing conceptual, preliminary and final detail drawings of track work systems and their components utilizing existing standards and new design concepts, including complex special trackwork;
  • Coordinating draft persons and assigned design staff in the preparation of technical data, estimates, drawings and specifications;
  • Using computers packages such as CAD, statistics and data bases to support technical investigations;
  • Undertaking studies of track maintenance and suggesting methods for improving performance or reducing cost;

Job Requirements:

  • Requires sound knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, methods and practices;
  • Must also have the ability to carry out detailed design analysis, technical feasibility and constructability studies; evaluate alternative proposals; and assess construction impacts;
  • Apply analytical skills
  • An Engineering Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering is an asset
  • Being conversant with principles associated with design, analysis and maintenance of railways and/or roadways would be an asset;
  • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
  • Must be familiar with and able to use various engineering software and data base packages to analyze information and develop trends, statistical profiles and economic comparisons;
  • These abilities would normally be acquired through a university degree in mechanical engineering plus several years of experience in the track or roadway design field where specialized techniques are learned and where knowledge of American Railway Engineering Maintenance
  • Association (A.R.E.M.A.) requirements and industry standards and procedures are important;
  • Knowledge of survey techniques, construction procedures, and mechanical design;
  • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
  • Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
  • Registration or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is preferred
  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Must possess sound judgment with a strong mathematical and analytical background, and thorough knowledge of the mechanical design discipline;

Job Details:

Company: Toronto Transit Commission

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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