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Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering

Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: November 09, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time


Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America’s third 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 Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering on a permanent full-time basis.  


Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering (CIE) is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the TTC’s transit infrastructure including all TTC facilities, elevating devices, track, tunnels, signals, power, communications, fare gates, and all other fixed equipment, providing safe, reliable and efficient service to TTC customers, employees and the public. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to maintain the TTC’s infrastructure and assets in a state of good repair and introduce improvements and upgrades based on industry best practices.

The CIE is responsible and accountable for the following Departments: Plant Maintenance, Track & Structure, Signals Electrical & Communications, Automatic Train Control, and Budgets & Controls. The CIE may be required to substitute for the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.


  • Strategically plan, direct and manage the areas or responsibility to ensure effective and efficient operations/services.
  • Ensure that a complete system of procedures, protocols, tools, and training are developed, implemented, maintained and adhered to that support the safety of both employees and passengers.
  • Work with the Executives, Department Heads and stakeholders to ensure that TTC’s transit infrastructure meets or exceeds the operating requirements.
  • Monitor the current state of all infrastructure and take appropriate action to address negative trends before they have an impact on safety, operations or the budget.
  • Lead or assist in the TTC’s response to extraordinary situations including emergencies, derailments, accidents, serious service delays, and severe weather in order to ensure the safety of TTC customers, employees and assets and maintain or restore service as quickly as possible.
  • Oversee and participate in the review of system failures, identifying root causes and ensuring the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Lead a unionized environment, responsible for department heads, directors, managers, engineers, technicians, tradespersons and other professionals responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of the TTC’s infrastructure.
  • Lead the development of metrics and other analytical tools to measure the performance of the Infrastructure and Engineering (I&E) Group and establish performance goals for the various I&E Departments.
  • Lead and guide the I&E Group in the procurement of consultant services, participating, as required, in the review and selection of vendors, the negotiation of terms and conditions, and the resolution of disputes.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of IE performance, including any significant cost, security, safety, human resources, and ridership/revenue issues to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
  • Participate in the development of collective bargaining proposals for the I&E Group.
  • Oversee the Department of Budgets and Controls, and their collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and the Finance Department in the development of business cases, annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Make presentations and provide updates to the Executives, the Board, City Council, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with all audit recommendations (internal, external consultants, City of Toronto Auditor and APTA) and regulatory demands associated with maintenance activities, including inspection and preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Select and/or approve the selection of senior staff and conduct performance reviews of department heads.
  • Responsible for providing leadership in overseeing the work of Department staff ensuring that accessibility/accommodation needs of TTC passengers and/or employees are effectively met in a timely fashion 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.


  • A completed University Degree in a related discipline, or a combination of education, training, and experience, deemed to be equivalent.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is not mandatory but would be considered an asset.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of transit infrastructure and equipment in a major rail-based transit agency.
  • Significant experience with technical issues, rules, procedures, and operational issues related to areas of responsibility.
  • Significant professional level experience in the field of transit rail operations, combined with progressively responsible leadership experience in a transit infrastructure environment including facilities, maintenance and operations, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical, civil or mechanical engineering.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business administration, fiscal and human relations. concepts/practices combined with a thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable human resources policies and legislation/regulations regarding safety, employment, human rights, etc.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the development and strategic implementation of both short, and long-term objectives, projects, and programs, in a complex corporate environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate within a variety of mediums, and present effectively to senior executives and politicians.
  • Demonstrated ability working with, and achieving results within, large budgets.
  • Ability to motivate peers, subordinates, and senior staff, and effectively manage the performance of a large group of employees in a complex unionized environment.
  • Ability to coordinate diverse areas of responsibility with due regard for quality, quantity, effectiveness and deadlines.
  • Requires a valid, Province of Ontario, class “G” driver’s 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.

This is a permanent full-time position located in Toronto, Ontario and reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Language of Work:  English

Current Annual Salary Range: $213,000 to $285,000 annually. Salary ranges are subject to change from time to time in accordance with TTC policies. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is also available (subject to eligibility criteria) including Healthcare and Dental Benefits, Disability Benefits, Life and AD&D Insurance Benefits, Pension Plan Benefits, Out of Country insurance coverage, and Discretionary Allowance.

To apply, please submit your application/resume and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

TTC Business Address and Work Location:

Toronto Transit Commission

1900 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

M4S 1Z2

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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 Boyden at


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