Senior Ontario Land Surveyor – Subway
City : Toronto
Category : Track & Structure Engineering
Industry : Public Transportation
Employer : Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
*If you applied for the original posting during the period of April 15, 2023 to April 30, 2023 you need not reapply as all applications will be considered. Thank you
Requisition ID: 7451
Number of Vacancies: View on TTC website
Department: Track & Structures (20001107) - Track & Structure Engineering (30000441)
Salary Information: View on TTC website
Pay Scale Group: 10SA
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: May 25, 2023
Last Day to Apply: June 11, 2023
Reports to: View on TTC website
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."
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Engineering Services, this position is responsible for the GIS mapping, surveying, CADD and related technical support of all subway and subway-related infrastructure. The incumbent defines standards and best practices for the mapping; directs, instructs, supervises and evaluates the work of both professional and technical staff, consultants and contractors in the preparation of specifications for related contract documents; performs field surveys, data calculations and analysis and CADD drafting; conducts investigations and studies; plans, manages and coordinates projects; maintains surveying and mapping records; takes professional responsibility for work as required by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors under the Surveyors Act of Ontario; assists with the day to day management and supervision of survey work as required.
Key Job Functions
- Perform mapping work for the locating of subway infrastructure, facilities and rights-of-way and participate in all aspects of subway infrastructure maintenance support as required;
- Determine requirements for mapping by communicating with other disciplines and departments and by attending design and project meetings;
- Locate and mark subway infrastructure for internal and third-party work, including response to Ontario One Call and Toronto Public Utilities Coordinating Committee (TPUCC) locate requests, within required time by applicable regulations;
- Provide emergency surveying and mapping support to TTC Operations Group departments;
- Assess and report on the reliability and accuracy of critical survey and design data from all sources;
- Ensure coordinates and elevations data is compatible with the TTC geospatial reference system;
- Ensure working units, global origin & coordinate range data is compatible with TTC CAD format;
- Verify that data values are derived from a common set of project control points in the field;
- Ensure that project utility locators, surveyors and contractors are using the same control;
- Review and recommend project specific actions to acquire more accurate data such as field surveys;
- Define, implement and maintain TTC standards and specifications for mapping;
- Revise standards and specifications and comply with federal, provincial, municipal, and TTC best practices, guidelines, procedures, codes, standards, regulations, bylaws and statutes for surveying, mapping and safety;
- Take professional responsibility for work as required by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors under the Surveyors Act of Ontario;
- Perform in-house field surveys, office computations, data analysis and CAD drafting;
- Perform sufficient field checks to independently verify critical measurements;
- Monitor field surveys performed by contractors, consultants and technical staff;
- Review and audit survey results;
- Inspect and investigate track geometry and failure;
- Assist in supervising the work of Contractors and technical staff in the section;
- Prepare technical reports and other correspondence as required;
- Prepare and maintain accurate survey calculations and field notes of all assignments;
- Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program ;
- Demonstrate behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Help to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the 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;
- Performing related duties as assigned.
- Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
- Apply analytical skills
- Use office technology, software and applications
- Communicate in a variety of mediums
- Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
Education and Experience
- Completion of a university degree in a related discipline (Surveying, Survey Engineering, Geomatics) or combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
- Several years of directly responsible working experience in the surveying environment.
- Registration as a licensed professional Ontario Land Surveyor is mandatory.
- Indepth knowledge of mapping and surveying methods and practices for the design and construction of transit projects with emphasis on research, presentation and management of geospatial mapping and surveying data;
- Knowledge of engineering surveys, alignment, clearance, grading, drainage and utilities engineering for urban transit projects;
- Sound knowledge of track construction practices, and track design concepts;
- Proficiency in Geographic Coordinate Systems their relationships and conversions, GPS vs UTM and City surveying practices;
- Proven knowledge and experience operating various survey instruments (theodolites, total stations, digital levels etc.);
- Ability to analyse the root causes of problems related to track geometry, and suggest solutions;
- Comprehensive knowledge of the OHSA (Occupational Health & Safety Act);
- Knowledge of project management concepts and practices and ability to carry out and coordinate projects and studies;
- Possess sound judgment, strong analytical, problem solving and organizational ability; effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to plan, coordinate and direct activities of employees, as well as the ability to communicate and coordinate with contractors;
- Possess effective technical report writing and presentation skills;
- Familiarity with office software such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
- Ability to research and compile complex property maps using software tools such as TeraView, Coordinate Geometry, Bentley GeoGraphics, Bentley Map, FME, Microsoft Access and Microsoft VBA;
- Ability to produce and direct the production of drawings using MicroStation CADD software;
- A valid Ontario driver’s license;
- Must attend/successfully complete the Training Department’s program for Subway/SRT Rule Book certification (including recertification as appropriate);
- Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
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.