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Designer - Communications (J.O. #8598e)

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Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: September 20, 2013
Last Day to Apply: October 11, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Designer - Communications

Communications Engineering

Plant Maintenance Department

Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

We are currently seeking a Designer – Communications.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing expertise in relation to design work and system implementation associated with the TTC’s computer and network based controls systems  managed by Communications Engineering
  • Providing design, commissioning, analysis and ongoing support of computer-based automation and industrial networks which may include control and safety systems, data acquisition, servers, data storage, networks and security related systems;
  • Preparing specifications including user requirements, system requirements, standards, policies, work methods, test procedures, drawings, estimates, material lists, and schedules for new installations, rehabilitation and emergency work;
  • Creating custom applications for report generation, data transfers and HMI’s;
  • Network design and maintenance including network architecture, configuration of switches and routers, network trouble shooting, and documentation;
  • Conducting independent studies and analyses as well as preparing interpretations and conclusions using recognized standards;
  • Checking designs prepared by external consultants and assisting in the overall coordination of projects conducted by internal engineering or external consultants;
  • May be required to provide support outside normal working hours which may involve responding to trouble calls and other requirements of business;
  • Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong understanding of various computer operating systems used for control systems, applications, and databases is an asset;
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems, communication control protocols, communication architectures, networking technologies and integration using PLCs and RTUs;
  • Sound knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering principles, methods and practices and must possess technical, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and report writing skills;
  • Some background in programming and scripting is required as well as exposure to Oracle or SQL Server;
  • Knowledge of network design, configuration of switches and routers, and of protocols such as TCP/IP, VRRP, OSPF, Spanning Tree, etc.;
  • Microsoft and/or network certifications are an asset;
  • Experience with project management methods and tools for computer based projects is desirable;
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project;
  • Working knowledge of CADD systems, preferably Microstation CADD;
  • A University Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Network Engineering or a Community College Diploma (3 years) in the field of Electrical Engineering Technology or Computer Technology or the equivalent, combined with several years of direct work related experience;
  • Certification through PEO or O.A.C.E.T.T. is desirable;
  • You must have or rapidly acquire TTC Subway Rule Book certification;
  • You must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.

Annual Salary Range: $75,748.40 - $94,731.00 (Level 9SA)

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Committed to the principles of employment equity, the TTC encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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