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WSP Canada

Rail Systems Engineer SCADA

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking Senior SCADA/Control System Engineers / Specialists to join our Rail & Transit team, located at our Toronto, ON office.

Reporting to the Lead SCADA Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting the Rail & Transit delivery team and industry partners. You will have the opportunity to manage the control systems design for the project, and ensure that the design is compliant with the relevant specifications and standards.

You will report a regular progress status to the project Lead SCADA Engineer. As a member of the Rail & Transit team, you will also be given the opportunity to define process and execute plans across multiple projects.

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:
  • Function as the senior technical resource in formulating, developing advanced program concepts, techniques, and standards in control systems engineering area;
  • Provide a senior level of control systems design effort in support of the transit project and other railway projects;
  • Lead the development and design of the SCADA system;
  • Develop control and monitoring strategies for Traction Power, Building Electrical & Mechanical, and Subway Ventilation Systems and equipment, etc.;
  • Develop process control narratives and diagrams for the various control systems;
  • Develop and maintain control points tables for the various control systems;
  • Develop control panel layout drawings, including control and power wiring schemes;
  • Elaborate BOM and BOQ report for the project;
  • Produce design report/drawing and project specifications for the control systems;
  • Be responsible for the control system technical reviews of designs submissions and response to the RFIs;
  • Produce test procedures and/or participate to troubleshooting;
  • The successful candidate will have excellent design abilities in railway related control systems and proven knowledge and extensive experience in system engineering.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in an Engineering or Science related discipline from an accredited University;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with either Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) or another Canadian province, will be considered an asset;
  • Extensive experience in designing and developing system architectures for control systems with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), including SCADA and DCS (Distributed Control Systems);
  • Extensive experience with both digital and analog instrumentation systems and signals, and thorough knowledge of associated design implications, including; wiring, control modules, etc.;
  • Familiarity with PLC programming techniques and principles will be considered an asset;
  • Extensive experience with industrial communication protocols including but not limited to; TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, MODBUS, BACnet, DNP3, and IEC-61850;
  • Training and certifications from leading industry vendors and suppliers will be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with security and cyber security implications in the design of Industrial Control Systems (ICS);
  • Cyber security certifications will be considered an asset;
  • Critical attention to specification detail and project deadline;
  • Ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and across different business units in a matrix organization with little to no supervision;
  • Excellent soft skills individual including communication, interpersonal, presentation, leadership and report writing proficiency with a strong desire and ability to collaborate in problem solving in an integrated team environment.
  • Minimum 10 years of overall experience designing control systems;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with rail and transit control systems, significant experience in wide range of industrial sectors may be considered in lieu of rail and transit experience;
  • Exposure to security architectures for Operational Technologies (OT) or Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

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 2024-07-10

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