Assistant Design Engineer, Communications, TTC (Closes Feb 16, 2023)

  • 10 Feb 2023 11:10 PM
    Message # 13093278
    Hina Brinkworth (Administrator)

    Requisition ID: 7167 
    Number of Vacancies: 1 
    Department: Signal/Electrical/Communication (20000051) - Communication Engineering (30000461) 
    Salary Information:  $78,624.00  -  $98,280.00
    Pay Scale Group:  8SA
    Employment Type:  Regular
    Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Saturday/Sunday   Shift:  Day
    Posted On:  February 10, 2023
    Last Day to Apply:  February 16, 2023
    Reports to: Senior Design Engineer, Communications 

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "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."

    General Accountability

    Provides 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 TTC's systems and related equipment for Subway Communications and Signaling; assists with the preparation of designs, estimates, material lists, specifications, standards, policies, work methods, test procedures and drawings; conducts engineering analyses, evaluations, tests and draws conclusions; assists with the testing and commissioning of new systems and conducts investigations into operational, communications or subway signaling problems.

    Key Job Functions

    • Layout/prepare designs and drawings for various projects in accordance with TTC design standards and various codes, Engineers' notes, rough sketches, verbal instructions and own design concepts.
    • Review and interpret existing conditions, drawings, specifications, and material submissions; obtain additional data necessary for the completion of accurate drawings and specifications, and conformity with TTC master specifications and design manuals.
    • Liaise with staff of various TTC departments to ensure coherence and consistency of information on drawings for relevant project components and that designs meet TTC's operating requirements; assist Engineers with preparation of technical specifications.
    • Initiate and research Design Standards; research information to ensure final designs are practical and meet code requirements or TTC and Industry Design Standards; conduct studies as directed; research reference drawings for structural details.
    • Provide direction and guidance to operational maintenance personnel, supervisory staff, students or on-site contract employees regarding existing equipment, new installations or inspection work.
    • Troubleshoot and investigate operational problems and defect analyses and evaluate and provide engineered solutions for new and/or existing systems; investigate the effectiveness of changes in procedures, designs, or materials.
    • Administer the construction, inspection, testing and commissioning of new, existing and proposed section specific systems as required.
    • Assemble, prepare and/or review various reports, project status and progress reports, documentation on inspection visits, and other correspondence related to the work.
    • Assess, diagnose, correct and eliminate non-routine problems and complex failures, site conditions and provide root cause assessments.
    • Comply with and ensure all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner during construction; keep abreast of changes to pertinent safety legislation or regulations, and TTC's safety policies and procedures.
    • Perform engineering calculations in order to produce complete engineering designs and specifications for section specific system projects.
    • Assemble, prepare and/or review various reports, staff summary sheets, project status and progress reports, documentation on inspection visits, and other correspondence related to the work.
    • Participate in the TTC's Customer Service Ambassador Program.
    • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.


    • Audit systems, processes, and products
    • Apply analytical skills
    • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
    • Gather information and conduct research
    • Communicate in a variety of mediums
    • Use office technology, software and applications
    • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations

    Education and Experience

    • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (i.e., Electrical Engineering) or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
    • Registration with or working towards PEO status with the Professional Engineers of Ontario is mandatory.

    Additional Requirements

    • Understanding or working knowledge of communications design principles, communications systems (i.e., CCTV, Access control, wireless network, etc.), communications equipment, the associated electronic testing equipment, vital and non-vital systems, and other associated subway communications equipment utilized, maintained and rehabilitated by the S/E/C Department
    • Sound knowledge of electrical design principles, methods, procedures, practices and measurements
    • Knowledge of the Ontario Hydro Electric Safety Code, Ontario Building Code, TTC standards, CSA standards and other applicable codes and standards  
    • Sound judgement, proven technical design skills; well-developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; effective verbal communication and technical report writing skills  
    • Knowledge of CADD (preferably Microstation CADD) and other computerized applications applicable to the work (e.g. MS Office, MS Word, Excel etc.) 
    • Must be able to acquire Subway Rulebook Certification
    • May be required to work outside of regular work hours to provide support and guidance to maintenance staff


    The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

    The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee. 

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