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WSP Canada

Experienced Systems Engineering Specialist, Rail & Transit

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Specialist to join our Rail and Transit team, at our GTA office. Reporting to the Manager/Director, the Systems Integration Engineer will work collaboratively with a team of Chief Engineers and Specialists across rail & transit disciplines (Systems Engineering, Signals, Electrification Systems, Data Communications, and Project Controls), Project Managers, Systems Engineers, Signals Engineers, Analysts, and Coordinators.

As a member of the Rail & Transit team, you will be given opportunities to use your transferable skills to define processes, create execution plans, and be the technical lead for some projects.

You will be supported by management to develop work plans and professional skills to become a strong leader in the consulting environment.

Why Work with WSP's Transportation Systems team?
  • WSP strives for gender balanced representation, including mentorship, and collaboration.
  • Be in charge of your own career growth by working collaboratively with your manager.
  • Flexible benefits.
  • Wellness time (to manage work life balance).
  • Hybrid return to office policy (unless otherwise stated per project requirements).
  • Opportunities to contribute to impactful projects locally and internationally.
  • Be a part of a collaborative high performing team.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Support Rail & Transit team to create Systems Integration Plan, Systems Engineering Management Plan, Systems Integration Matrix, and Interface Control Documents (ICD's).
  • Perform functional analysis, create Systems Breakdown Structure, functional block diagrams, Systems Architecture and sequence diagrams;
  • Embrace teamwork and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all Stakeholder and PA requirements have full coverage in design;
  • Facilitate and chair meetings with designers and clients to discuss and manage system interfaces for complex Rail & Transit projects.
  • Ensure Validation and Verification processes are fully defined to ensure all requirements are complete;
  • Preparation of proposal evaluations, technical reports, cost estimates, detailed analyses, design justifications, and other materials suitable for various Rail & Transit pursuits;
  • Ensure all design elements are compliant with the relevant Rail Operation Rules, all applicable industry codes and standards, and client expectations;
  • Interact with clients to discuss technical topics in a clear and professional manner. Facilitate resolution of customer expectations versus technical issues;
  • Provide valuable leadership to junior staff and mentoring to develop their technical skills;
  • 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.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related engineering discipline from an accredited University that is recognized by the Professional Engineers of Ontario;
  • Registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario or P.Eng. License;
  • INCOSE Certification such as ASEP or CSEP would be an asset;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in transit or safety-critical industry or related engineering field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Systems Engineering domain is preferred;
  • Must have strong knowledge and understanding of Systems Engineering process and principles;
  • Previous experience in Systems Integration for complex Rail & Transit project is an asset;
  • Proven ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and across different business units;
  • Experience in a Consulting Engineering environment is an asset;
  • Experience in different Phases of the Engineering Design Life Cycle (Proposal, CDR, PDR, FDR) and familiarity with Systems Engineering standards such as ISO/IEC 15288 and IEEE 1220;
  • Experience in Verification and Validation (test plan, test case, FAT, SAT, PICO) would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of identification and management of project risks.
  • Understanding of the System Safety Certification processes and RAMS will be an asset;
  • Understanding of Requirements Management (RM) and usage of RM tools such as IBM Rational DOORS will be an asset;
  • Basic knowledge of Civil design, Signaling principles, SCADA, Communications, Trackwork, Systems Assurance (RAM), Safety Assurance, Vehicle and Wayside Interfaces, Traction Power Design, Power Supply and Distribution, Mechanical, System and Train Simulation, Tunnel's, and Fire Life Safety Systems will be an asset;
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio;
  • Able to travel domestically or internationally to support proposals, projects and Client's needs;
  • Strong communication skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

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