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WSP Canada

Quality Specialist, Rail & Transit

Toronto, ON
Full Time
6 days ago
WSP is currently seeking a Quality Specialist to join our Rail & Transit team in Thornhill, ON.

  • Support a team of Analysts and Engineers to perform quality analysis and control for on-going Rail & Transit projects and proposals.
  • Lead the development of a Transportation Systems Quality Management System for the Transportation Systems Engineering Group and support maintenance of the ISO 9001:2015 certification.
  • Review Transportation Systems Project Management Plans including Safety/Quality Plans, Work Plans, Risk Management Plans, and Communications Plans from a rail systems perspective.
  • Monitor all Transportation Systems quality related activities on the projects, and liaison with the client's Quality representative on all Rail & Transit quality related issues.
  • Plan and lead project audit reports for current and new projects, including the required rail systems quality, financial, risk, and performance analysis.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain specific procedures governing Transportation Systems Quality Assurance processes, including flowcharts, roles and responsibilities, metric definitions, and measurement & analysis techniques.
  • Train and monitor staff in Transportation Systems Quality Control, Root Cause Analysis, and Continuous Improvement techniques.
  • Coordinate the resolution of Rail Systems technical issues between WSP, Client, suppliers, and vendors to enforce contract requirements and to ensure appropriate standards are met.
  • Timely review Rail Systems software development plan, hardware development plan, quality plans, and other project plans to ensure correctness and completeness.
  • Monitor the disposition of all issued nonconformance reports and statistical methods reporting, monitor job progress, ensuring change orders are processed, recognizing potential claims, and implement safety and quality control procedures.
  • Review and act upon customer complaints, and project and quality performance issues.
  • Local and international travel to support proposals, projects, and Client's needs.

  • University degree in Engineering recognized by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Recognized quality assurance/quality control designation.
  • On-the-job training combined with a minimum 5 years' experience in Rail Systems projects using CENELEC and/or AREMA standards.
  • Internal and/or Lead Auditor certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Rail & Transit or equivalent.
  • PMP certification and/or P.Eng license are favorable.
  • Experience in a Consulting Engineering environment.
  • Require sound knowledge of Rail Systems Quality Assurance and Quality Control principles, methods and practices and comprehensive knowledge of test methods and documentation.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and management experience.
  • Understanding of Rail Systems Engineering Concepts, including technical, project, and functional requirements analysis, system breakdown structures, and decomposition of system requirements into subsystem requirements.
  • Experience in different Phases of the Engineering Design Life Cycle (Proposal, CDR, PDR, FDR) and System Testing and Integration Life Cycle (test plan, test case, FAT, SAT, Reliability and Availability).
  • Possess sound judgement; good organizational, administrative, interpersonal, verbal communication, and technical report writing skills as well as excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal with complex issues and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio.

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:

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