Design Engineer, Electrical and Traction Power
City : Toronto
Category : Electrical Engineering
Industry : Public Transportation
Employer : Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Requisition ID: 6693
Number of Vacancies: 2
Department: Signal/Electrical/Communication (20000051) - Electrical Engineering (30000440)
Salary Information: View on TTC website
Pay Scale Group: 9SA
Employment Type: View on TTC website
Weekly Hours: View on TTC website, Off Days: View on TTC website Shift: View on TTC website
Posted On: March 8, 2023
Last Day to Apply: March 21, 2023
Reports to: View on TTC website
*If you applied for the original posting during the period of November 28, 2022 to December 9, 2022, you need not reapply as all applications will be considered. Thank you.*
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."
Provides expertise in relation to engineering work associated with the design, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of TTC's systems and components for buildings and facilities, electrical and traction power systems, substations, subway and surface structures, mechanical signal equipment, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; provides engineering support and guidance to operational maintenance staff on a 24-hour basis; takes professional responsibility for engineering work as required by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
Key Job Functions
- Plan, schedule and produce detailed design, contract specifications and engineering drawings for department specific system projects.
- Coordinate, direct and guide relevant TTC staff and/or consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers in section specific design work, equipment or systems; resolve design issues to ensure compliance with TTC design standards and specifications.
- Perform a variety of complex engineering calculations to produce complete engineering designs and specifications for section and department specific system projects.
- Investigate, evaluate, test and TTC new, existing or proposed systems, components and/or construction methods; troubleshoot operating problems, malfunctions/faults; recommend alternate design, procedures, equipment, materials and related matters.
- Compile cost and quantity estimates for specific projects and programs; monitor to meet project and departmental goals and objectives.
- Initiate relevant procurement process, review technical proposals and quotations from consultants for compliance with Branch requirements, evaluate tenders, recommend for award and monitor progress.
- Perform feasibility studies, surveys and assess the condition of existing systems and equipment, determining the extent of repair, safety of equipment and systems; perform random audits at sites to determine quality assurance and conformance to design.
- Provide technical support and engineering guidance to relevant staff on a 24-hour basis as required.
- Provide design review expertise of submissions received from the EC&E Group at various stages of design and provide comments concerning compliance with Subway Operations Branch requirements.
- Report significant safety, hazard, security, cost, reliability, warranty, quality and other engineering issues in a timely manner.
- Must be able to independently access all TTC properties, construction sites, and track level on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.
- Must be able to go into the field before the design starts, during the design and construction phases, and during the testing and commissioning phase.
- Participate in the TTC's Customer Service Ambassador Program.
- Promote a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provide 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.
- Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
- Apply analytical skills
- Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
- Communicate in a variety of mediums
- Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
- Use office technology, software and applications
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.
- Several years of directly related work experience
- Registration with the Professional Engineers of Ontario is mandatory
- Sound knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods and practices.
- Thorough knowledge of electrical and traction power design principles, equipment, and systems used by the TTC
- Good working knowledge of industrial power systems including low and medium voltage switchgear, transformers, emergency power supplies, electrical grounding, protection and metering, lighting and power systems electrical test equipment.
- Must have recent practical experience with low and high voltage circuit breakers, protective relays, overcurrent protection coordination, intelligent electronic devices, programmable logic controllers, lighting, and electrical and traction power systems.
- Sound judgement and well-developed technical, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and engineering report-writing skills.
- Computer literate with a strong knowledge of personal computers and computerized applications related to the work (e.g. MS Office, MS Word, Excel, etc.) with strong knowledge of Microstation CADD systems and operations.
- Must have or be able to acquire Subway Rulebook Certification to be able to work at track level, and Work Protection Code training to be able to work on site in an electrical environment.
- Strong knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, CEC, CSA, NFPA, and applicable codes/practices/standards, the TTC's electrical and traction power systems and the associated electrical/electronic equipment as well as the various functions carried out by the Signals/Electrical/Communications Department.
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 Human Resources – 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.