Assistant Design Engineer, Signals, TTC (Closes Feb 21, 2023)

  • 14 Feb 2023 5:14 PM
    Message # 13097987
    Hina Brinkworth (Administrator)

    Requisition ID: 6826 
    Number of Vacancies: 1 
    Department: Signal/Electrical/Communication (20000051) - Signals And Train Control (30000442) 
    Salary Information:  $78,624.00  -  $98,280.00
    Pay Scale Group:  8SA
    Employment Type:  Regular
    Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Sat/Sun   Shift:  Day
    Posted On:  February 14, 2023
    Last Day to Apply:  February 21, 2023
    Reports to: Manager, Train Control Engineering 

    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

    • Provide engineering design expertise in relation to the design, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the TTC's subway computer based signaling systems.   
    • Design vital and non-vital circuits in accordance with signal design standards for new and modified signal design systems.
    • Prepare drawings and specifications for the acquisition, manufacture and installation of signal systems and equipment.
    • Prepare material lists, estimates, standards, work methods, test procedures etc.
    • 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 specifications. Assisting with the tender and proposal evaluation and reviewing external submissions related to subway signaling designs.
    • 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.
    • Provide engineering support and guidance to maintenance staff on a 24-hour basis.
    • 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.
    • Liaise with various manufacturing companies, contractors and government agencies to ensure designs are practical and meet all applicable code requirements.
    • Assist with the tender and proposal evaluation, review external submissions related to subway signaling designs and provide cost comparisons, feasibility studies and budget estimates.
    • Perform inspections of subway signaling projects conducted by TTC forces, external consultants, suppliers etc.
    • 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 or Computer 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

    • Broad knowledge of information technology concepts, including technical experience with system administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server operating system environments; virtualization; programming and scripting in Bash, Python, C, Javascript.  Knowledge of computer networking principles is an asset
    • Familiarity with one or more of the following relational databases:  Postgresql, Oracle, SQL Server; including SQL queries and performing management, maintenance of the database
    • Familiarity of computers and software applications related to the work such as Bentley Microstation CADD, Excel & VBA 
    • Sound knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods, practices and measurements
    • Good working knowledge of subway signaling design principles, signaling equipment, the associated electronic testing equipment, vital and non-vital systems and other associated subway signaling equipment utilized, maintained and rehabilitated by the section
    • Sound judgement and well-developed technical, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and engineering report writing skills
    • Knowledge of the Ontario Electric Safety Code, AREMA Communications & Signals Manual of Recommended Practices, CENELEC, TTC standards, CSA standards and other applicable codes and standards
    • Must have or develop knowledge of Departmental policies and procedures, and be able to acquire Subway Rulebook Certification
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    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.