WSP is currently seeking Track Design Engineers, to join our Rail and Transit Division, located at our Thornhill office. Reporting to the Manager/Director, this position will be responsible for managing and leading track design expertise in relation to engineering work associated with WSP Rail and Transit projects.
As we win major projects nationally, this is a great opportunity to join a Future Ready team, contribute to the biggest projects, and change the world around us!
Managing and leading development of and performance specifications and trackwork design to meet project requirements;
Managing track engineering staff and consultants engaged to provide specialized track design and verification;
Performing and/or co-ordinating the planning, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the track designs to effectively address track design, construction, interface and maintenance issues;
Preparing and reviewing design-build proposals, technical documents for tender, calculation of quantities, cost estimates and project specifications;
Developing ballasted and non-ballasted track structures, track alignment, profile, and associated grading
Performing design reviews pertaining to the design of the track alignment and trackwork through all project phases;
Providing independent verification of design suitability pertaining to trackwork and wheel rail interface;
Reviewing design standard variances and obtaining stakeholders buy-in;
Reviewing and providing written comments for design and technical proposal submissions by consultants and/or design-build consortiums;
Working cooperatively with counterparts in other departments in order to meet client requirements;
Representing WSP on all assigned technical matters relating to your expertise in track design;
Developing requests for third party Work Plans and reviewing, negotiating, recommending release, and endorsing invoices of Work Plan phases as they relate to program-level trackwork initiatives;
Reviewing and/or preparing various reports and other correspondence related to project technical issues, witnessing and/or coordinating tests and inspections of the trackwork components and systems, and evaluating their performance;
Facilitating and attending technical and/or progress meetings as required, reviewing progress reports, and endorsing invoices for services;
Supporting quality control/quality assurance and safety certification processes;
Provide information, advice, support and recommendations regarding operating and administrative issues, rules, procedures, standards, budgets, etc, to employees and management staff, contractors, consultants, and other stakeholders
Other duties as assigned/required.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is required;
8-10 years of hands on experience in mass transit trackwork and Class 1 Railway designs and installation;
Experience in LRT projects, supervising construction, and trackwork inspection;
Must have a strong technical knowledge of mainline, yards, industrial tracks, intermodal and transload facilities, special trackwork, ballasted and non-ballasted track and associated civil work;
Experience developing Railway Track alignment and civil design working in AutoCAD and Civil3D.
Ability to handle multiple projects and make sound business decisions in a timely manner to adapt to changing situations;
Ability to motivate and co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
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