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Design Engineer - Track (2) (J.O. #8621ie)

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Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: October 29, 2013
Last Day to Apply: November 12, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Design Engineer - Track (2)

Track & Structure Maintenance Engineering

Rail Infrastructure

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 DESIGN ENGINEER – TRACK


  • Providing expertise in assessing the condition of the subway, surface and SRT track network
  • Developing solutions to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient track system is maintained in compliance with established standards
  • Designing and re-engineering track components and systems
  • Conducting condition surveys, diagnosing site conditions and providing root cause assessments
  • Performing design reviews of existing track and track components
  • Support and interface with other disciplines to resolve track related issues
  • Substituting for the Senior Engineer – Design & Standards or the Senior Engineer – Design & Development
  • Taking professional responsibility for designs as required by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Working outside of normal hours, including afternoons and nights to respond to unusual situations
  • 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 (within their area of responsibility) 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


  • Knowledge of mechanical and/or civil engineering principles, methods and practices
  • A strong mathematical and analytical background with a thorough knowledge of mechanical design
  • The ability and willingness to learn from other engineering disciplines
  • Experience with preparing detailed design reviews, technical feasibility and constructability studies
  • Proficiency in the use of various engineering software and databases
  • Sound judgement, highly developed analytical, problem solving, organizational, communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of principles associated with design, analysis and maintenance of railways and roadways
  • A University Degree in Mechanical and/or Civil Engineering with several years of experience in the track or roadway design field
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is mandatory
  • A valid non-probationary Class G Drivers Licence
  • 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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