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Design Engineer - Track (2) (J.O#10337ie)

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Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: August 22, 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 Design Engineer - Track (2).


  • 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
  • Attending to track level whenever necessary and responsible to setup own work zones as per SRB rules
  • Responsible for evaluations and sign off on Safety Certificates as part of commissioning of the new line extensions and significant modifications to the Subway track and operating modes.
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • Working with and occasionally directing and inspecting work of other technologists, engineers, staff and unionized workforce.
  • 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
  • Strong ability and willingness to learn from other engineering disciplines including but not limited to Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, as applied to track.
  • Experience with preparing detailed design reviews, technical feasibility and constructability studies
  • Proficiency in the use of common engineering software and databases and willingness to learn more.
  • 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 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
  • Must possess a valid non-probationary Province of Ontario class “G” driver’s license
  • 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: $80,007.20 - $100,027.20 (Level 9SA) - 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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