Engineer, Vehicle Systems

Salary and benefits

MPE 2019 rates of pay Minimum: $84,020.30 Standard Maximum: $98,846.02 Advanced Maximum: $106,260.70

Organization name

City of Ottawa


Reporting to the Manager, Rail Systems, the Engineer, Vehicle Systems is responsible to monitor, measure, audit and review the performance of the vehicle maintenance systems; manage the production of quality metrics to measure the soundness of the vehicle system engineering processes; provide a single point of contact for all technical issues and concerns regarding the vehicle fleets; track, trend, and analyse fleet reliability issues for new and existing fleets; oversee and provide direction and comments to fleet expansions; complete technical analysis of rail system failure modes; review and monitor operational requirements; and lead rail capital improvement projects.

In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support and design input during the procurement specification and tender phase of new orders; be responsible for the technical review of design submissions and responses to the RFIs; assist with the tracking and monitoring of vehicle quality issues during the ehicle procurement and maintenance phases; assit with investigations, root cause analysis, and technical reporting writing; assist with investigations in relation to systems operations and interrelated track and signal infrastructure issues; complete root cause analyses for system or sub-system failure/issues; manage the development and delivery of vehicle lifecycle & safety programs; and provide support to Transit Operations during major operational events.

The incumbent will also participate on technical committees and lead project teams to provide engineering expertise to discuss and resolve issues on projects internal and external to the department that may impact the opreational requirements of the Transit Services Department.


Four (4) year Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering.

Seven (7) years experience in rail vehicle fleet engineering, maintenance and operation, testing and commissioning, overhaul planning, life cycle planning, and reliability improvement programs for new and exisiting fleets and experience transit and rail control/power control systems, railway integrated control systems and systems integration.

Knowledge of rail systems including track, power systems, and signaling systems would be an asset.

How to Apply

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