Senior Railway Signals Design Engineer, PEng


  • Full-time
  • Business Group: DCS
  • Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is: $100,000.00 – $125,000.00
  • Business Line: Transportation
  • Work Location Model: On-Site
  • Primary Location: CA – Mississauga, ON – 1000-5090 Exp
  • Company Description

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    Job Description

    AECOM’s Transit and Rail Signals group is seeking a Transit & Rail Signals Design Engineer to work with an existing team of 4 design engineers and technicians. The position is open for immediate employment based out of AECOM’s Mississauga, Ontario office. This is a position of an experienced signals design engineer who is seeking a challenging position in their field.

    This individual would deliver both large and small-scale signals projects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada. As a signal design team member, the successful applicant will have multiple roles.

    This position will be based out of AECOM’s Mississauga, Ontario office with requirement to work at project sites located in downtown Toronto, 2 days per week.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Primary role as a Signals Design engineer.
    • Attend client meetings.
    • Act as the designated signals/systems specialist.
    • Comply with corporate safety, values, and initiatives.


    • Projects will be for:
      • North American heavy-rail freight and passenger systems to AREMA C&S standards
      • LRT and Subway transit systems

    • Perform design, review, and checking (up to 2nd level) for:
      • New and modified vital circuitry and application logic programs for automatic block systems, centralized traffic control, interlockings, and highway grade crossing warning systems.

    • Review own work and work done by others for adherence to applicable standards, rules and regulations, as well as all applicable client standards and signal design policies and procedures.
    • Prepare technical specifications.
    • Perform design, review, and P. Eng. stamping 3rd level.


    • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering + 6 years experience in railway signals design
    • Professional Engineering License or eligibility
    • 6+ years experience in software for crossing applications and CTC signals applications
    • 6+ years experience working in AutoCAD and Microstation design
    • Driving license
    • Available to work weekends and night shifts if required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ideally 10+ years of experience in railway signals design
    • Experience with Metrolinx, TTC, CN, CP, VIA Rail, AMT or similar.
    • Understanding of CN (GI’s & SCP’s), CP (RP’s) and Metrolinx Signal Design manual, GI’s & SCP’s.
    • Experience with LRT and/or subway signaling.
    • In addition to office-based design, also experience with testing/commissioning, construction, maintenance, and/or operations.
    • Experience delivering projects for commuter rail or freight rail.
    • Significant experience with AREMA-based heavy-rail signal design.
    • In depth knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations pertaining to railroad and transit signal systems and highway-rail grade crossing warning systems. Must specifically include knowledge of AREMA C&S Recommended Practices, GCS, GCR, CROR, and industry standards.
    • Experience in grade crossing and vital microprocessor-based interlocking equipment programming.
    • Proficient in highway grade crossing warning design, microprocessor-based constant warning time devices.
    • Proficient in wayside signaling including ABS, CTC and Interlocking, both relay logic and Boolean or ladder logic.
    • Experience writing technical specifications.
    • Competent written and verbal English skills.

    Additional Information

    • Sponsorship for Canadianemployment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.


    About AECOM

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