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Assistant Design Engineer - Cable Plant (J.O#10263ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: June 19, 2017
Employment Type: Full Time




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 Assistant Design Engineer – Cable Plant.


  • Providing engineering support in the preparation, analysis, monitoring and co-ordination of new projects or modifications to existing equipment as related to the design and testing of the Commission's communications systems and related equipment such as Fibre Optic systems, SONET nodes, and Industrial WANs
  • Assisting with the preparation of designs, estimates, material lists, specifications, standards, policies, work methods, test procedures and drawings
  • Assisting senior engineering staff in reviewing design submissions and providing cost comparisons, feasibility studies and budget estimates
  • Providing engineering guidance to maintenance and supervisory staff regarding existing equipment or new installations as required; troubleshooting operational problems and providing alternate solutions
  • Conducting engineering analyses/evaluations/tests and drawing conclusions
  • Participating in the inspection, testing and commissioning of communications systems as required
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and/or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (within your 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


  • Requires sound knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods and practices combined with a good working knowledge of communications equipment, network and fibre testing equipment
  • Must have good working knowledge of subway communications design principles, communications equipment, the associated electronic testing equipment, vital and non-vital systems and other associated communications equipment utilized, maintained and rehabilitated by the Communications section
  • Possess sound judgement and well-developed technical, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and engineering report writing skills
  • Proficient in the use of computers and the computerized applications related to the work (e.g. MS Office, Windows OS, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MicroStation CADD systems and operations
  • Knowledge of applicable codes/practices/standards, (e.g. Ontario Hydro Safety Code, Ontario Building Code, Canadian Standards Association, National Fire Prevention Association, etc.), the Commission's subway communications systems and the associated electrical/electronic equipment as well as the various functions carried out by the Communications section
  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent, combined with directly related cable and network experience
  • Applicants must be registered with the PEO, either as a P.Eng, or as an Engineering Intern
  • Must be able to acquire Subway/SRT Rule Book Certification
  • Must have a valid, non-probationary class G driver’s license and have access to own vehicle in order to attend work locations
  • 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: $72,672.60 - $90,818.00 (Level 8SA) – 35 Hour Work Week

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.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

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