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WSP USA Systems Assurance Specialist, Rail & Transit in Toronto, Ontario

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a System Assurance (SA)/RAMS (Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety) Engineer to join our Rail Systems Engineering team. Reporting to the Director, this position will be responsible to undertake railway (commuter rail, light rail and subway) related engineering and operational assessment and analysis to provide assurance that all the systems under review are acceptably safe and reliable/available for rail operational service.

Why Work with WSP’s Transportation Systems team?

  • WSP strives for gender balanced representation, including mentorship, and collaboration.

  • Be in charge of your own career growth by working collaboratively with your manager.

  • Flexible benefits.

  • Wellness time (to manage work life balance).

  • Hybrid return to office policy (unless otherwise stated per project requirements).

  • Opportunities to contribute to impactful projects locally and internationally.

  • Be a part of a collaborative high performing team.

Why choose WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging

  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.

  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.

  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.

  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.

  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

# WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Perform SA/RAMS analysis, including, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Sub system Hazards Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, and Operations and Support Hazard Analysis;

  • Provide support for SA/RAMS Planning, including, Safety Management system development, Project Safety / RAMS plan development, Operational Safety / RAMS plan development, Safety Management System implementation;

  • Conduct Assurance Audits and Assessments for, Independent Competent Person, Independent Safety Assessment, Independent Verification and Validation, and Design Verification;

  • Undertaking and checking of HAZOP and HAZID studies;

  • Undertaking and assessment of Qualitative and Quantitative risk assessment;

  • Implementation and checking of detailed analysis including, FMECA, FTA / ETA, Root Cause Analysis, Reliability / Availability modelling;

  • ​​Support RAM implementation planning activities; including:

  • Development and review of reliability proof documentation, and reliability assurance documentation;

  • Development and review of maintainability demonstration planning and reports;

  • Development of RCM planning and implementation.

  • ​Responsible for Operational Safety Analysis and operational compliance;

  • Assessment of operational safety across technical and operational process aspects;

  • Development and review of operational plans and procedures for safety operations;

  • Support Incident Management Planning and Investigation, as well as, Emergency and Crisis management process development and review;

  • Interface within the systems engineering disciplines (Track, Traction Power, Signal/Train Control, Communications, Integrated Control Systems, Rolling Stock, etc.);

  • Interface with Structure/Station/Facilities/Tunnel in the railway environment;

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Bachelor's degree or advanced education in a relevant discipline from an accredited university;

  • Registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario or P.Eng. License;

  • Demonstrated experience in leading SA/RAMS for a large organization, in the rail industry;

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge across all rail engineering aspects and operations with specialist in at least one key area such as: Train Control/Signalling, Traction Power, Rolling Stock, Station Equipment, Communications, Track Infrastructure, and Structures;

  • Demonstrated success in a team environment, and leading a team;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation

  • We are locally dedicated with international scale

  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo

  • We foster collaboration in everything we do

  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY. (https://www.wsp.com/en-CA/careers/notice-to-staffing-agencies)