Senior Systems Engineering Manager
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
3d ago

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Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Senior Systems Engineering Manager include design, production and technical leadership for rail and transit systems projects pertaining to track and signaling, traction power, electrification (overhead catenary systems (OCS), third rail), train control systems (wayside and onboard) with interfaces to other system components such as SCADA & communications, control centers, vehicles and others.

Additional responsibilities include design and technical leadership of systems design packages as well as coordinating the assembly of plans and specifications, and construction support.

This position supports various rail and transit projects throughout North America and Canada to serve the contract requirements and respond to client needs.

The successful candidate will have experience in developing technical specifications, system and sub-system level requirements for rail and transit systems.

Interfacing systems include signaling, wayside and onboard train control, SCADA and communications, traction power and electrification, rolling stock, operations control centers and other elements of rail systems.

The candidate will also have the ability to pro-actively lead tasks between technical groups and be innovative in solving complex challenges.

In the role of Senior Systems Engineering Manager, we'll also count on you to :

  • Complete Systems Engineering tasks for requirements gathering and analysis, basic and detailed design activities, systems integration and interface definition for Streetcar, Electrified Bus, light rail, subways, heavy rail, commuter rail and high speed rail projects.
  • Development of logical and physical architectures, specifying interface exchange requirements and developing interface control documents, developing functional block diagrams, cable diagrams and connection diagrams, defining traceability to system requirements.
  • Leading the integration of electronic systems in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Leading the development of Interface Control Documents (ICDs) between system and subsystem level components.
  • Systems project management work to cover broader transit engineering disciplines such as all core systems elements (traction power, electrification, signaling, communications, etc.
  • Project management will include client needs coordination, scoping, fee preparation, scheduling, budget tracking, and delivery of work products.

  • Leading the technical aspects of the competitive procurement process : Provide technical input to the RFP package and reviewing it for completeness for rail and transit systems.
  • Serve as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity while planning and developing projects or designing activities that have significant impact on major company programs
  • Be able to plan, organize and supervise work of medium to large staff of professionals and technicians
  • Serve as Project Manager on larger projects as needed; project management is not sole focus of position
  • Serve as a high-level point of contact between the client and HDR
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    Individual must be technically competent, with recognized rail specialization that resolves problems of significant scope and complexity.

    The individual should have industry standing in technical committees in the systems engineering field, and have established relationships with rail and transit clients throughout North America and in particular, Canada.

    In addition to performing design work by himself (herself) the Individual will be required to plan, organize, and coordinate work of small to medium group of professionals and technicians.

    Past experience with direct client interface and complete project life-cycle (design to commissioning) is highly desirable.

    Ideal candidate must also have :

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field (Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering)
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • P.Eng license required
  • 15+ years’ experience in rail and transit systems engineering
  • Solid experience in the Systems Engineering life cycle, including typical tools for requirements development (for example, DOORS) and modeling tools for design
  • Experience with CADD tools and ability to complete designs individually
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.

    When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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