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Senior Systems Engineer

  1. Transportation
  2. Richmond
R-113652

Senior Systems Engineer (Canada Line) 

Are you looking for a company that works on major engineering projects all over the world? Do you want to make a difference by improving the daily lives of communities worldwide? Are you seeking to join an inclusive and diverse team that you can truly count on? You’ve come to the right place!

ProTrans BC Operations Ltd., a subsidiary of AtkinsRéalis, is the private operator of the Canada Line, a 19-km automated rail-based rapid transit system connecting Downtown Vancouver with central Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport. Our fleet of trains provide a 26-minute terminus-to-terminus service to an average weekday ridership of more than 120,000 passengers across 16 stations. Our operations office is in Richmond, British Columbia.

Come join us in reshaping the future with AtkinsRéalis. AtkinsRéalis is dedicated in engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Engineering Team for maintaining and operating the Canada Line Light Rail system. Reporting to the Manager of Asset Management, the Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the complete lifecycle maintenance plans for assigned assets, including ownership and accountability for all maintenance plan documentation as well as acting as the primary facilitator or key stakeholder for any significant asset related projects. Additionally, the role is responsible for providing internal engineering and technical support services for issues pertaining to the assigned assets that include investigative root cause analysis and solution proposals for asset related deficiencies through RAMS methodologies.

The assigned asset mandate is determined based on organizational needs as well as individual experience and expertise, and may include:

•    Rail Vehicles
•    Electrical & Mechanical Systems
•    Tunnel Ventilation System
•    Special Maintenance Equipment
•    Guideway and Facility structures
•    Fixed Facilities
•    Digital Twin
•    Others as required

Location: Richmond, BC (Onsite Work)

Your role within the team:
This is classified as a safety sensitive position. This position involves working on safety systems that can have direct impact to employees and passengers.  Fitness for duty is a requirement of the position.

This role has significant oversight associated with scheduling and planning safe work. The incumbent is expected to follow Company Policy relative to all matters pertaining to the safety and ensure that Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) are established, deployed, and followed prior to executing any tasks or work. Safety Leadership is expected in this role.

This role has no Significant Environmental Aspects associated with it, but the incumbent is expected to follow Company Policy relative to all matters pertaining to the environment.

The Senior Systems Engineer reports to the Manager of Asset Management and will work closely with the Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Technicians, and other internal stakeholders in supporting the regular Preventive Maintenance planning, Corrective Maintenance troubleshooting and Major Maintenance activity requirements for assigned assets. They are required to assist Maintenance and Technical Services with complex asset related issues that required in depth engineering analysis. The incumbent will be required to mentor, train and from time-to-time direct entry level engineers (junior) on engineering principles, failure analysis methods, asset management and major maintenance activities.   

Duties and Essential Functions include, 

  • Manage, plan, schedule and execute Major Maintenance activities for assigned assets.

  • Maintain Asset Management Plans to ensure that documentation is accurate, contemporary, and modified to reflect updates and refurbishment as part of maintaining design configuration change management. 

  • Identify and champion initiatives to adjust the Asset Maintenance Plans to optimize Life Cycle Costs (LCCs) for assigned assets. In doing so, a clear understanding of failure modes, consequences and contingency plans will be maintained for the assigned assets.

  • Manage, plan, design, direct, execute, implement, integrate, and administer the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) system related to the Rail Vehicles and assigned assets ensuring that the maintenance methodologies are suitable to meet current and future expectations for safe, reliable, and clean revenue Rail Vehicles.

  • Investigate, diagnose, and perform failure analysis of complex engineering problems and troubleshooting to locate malfunctions and faults and recommend alternate design, procedures, equipment, materials, and related matters.

  • Perform periodic audits and ensure adherence to established quality standards and data integrity. Provide a quality control audit function for repair, overhaul, and inspection of work carried out in the vehicle repair facilities.

  • Field Engineering support – will be required to be in the field of operation from time to time to support Maintenance and Operations for related technical and Engineering support for investigations of asset failures.

  • Oversee and lead incident and investigations, including generating reports pertaining to an incident, including securing the necessary third-party technical specialist agencies to aid in the root cause analysis of failure.

  • Manage configuration control of assigned systems and monitor compliance with the appropriate procedures, including the implementation of software upgrades. Ensure rigorous change management procedures are followed.

  • Conduct comprehensive testing programs to ensure vehicles and components are operating at prescribed specification levels.

  • Act as the primary facilitator for engineering projects relating to assigned assets, including system improvements, refurbishment, capital asset replacement, etc. This will include project planning, conducting financial and technical feasibility studies, evaluating options, liaising with procurement, maintenance, and external contractors, and making recommendations for implementing work. 

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to resolve technical issues, project issues using sound project and engineering practices. 

  • Engage AtkinsRéalis Engineering Team to assist with designs, tests, investigations, troubleshooting, etc.

  • Assist with the development of the Canada Line Annual and Five-Year maintenance plans.

  • Set the roadmap for the assigned assets for development, integration and testing in the Digital Twin for optimization of Major Maintenance. Use the AI and Machine Learning to optimize the asset LCC and to minimize cost of asset ownership.

  • Provide engineering and technical support to internal stakeholders for issues pertaining to assigned assets to ensure the successful day-to-day and long-term operation and maintenance of Canada Line operating systems.  These support activities will include such duties as inspection, analysis, troubleshooting, reporting, and making recommendations for appropriate engineering changes where necessary.  Review for adequacy the Preventive and Corrective maintenance schedules and activities required to maintain the assigned assets.  

  • Develop specifications, statements of work and potential contractors to support project work outside the organization’s capability.  Assist in establishing and managing contracts as required.

  • Investigate and review industry developments and recommend application to the Canada Line system as appropriate. Support business case development and manage the implementation of best practice and new technology.

  • Gather system data and compile reports as required to meet contractual obligations, regulatory requirements, and other internal requirements as required.

  • Assist with the maintenance of the document library site to make it a valuable and useable tool for engineering and maintenance staff. Organize, review, maintain and make accessible engineering documentation.

  • Act as in-house technical expert on assigned asset mandate. Seek outside expertise on behalf of the Company as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Why pick AtkinsRéalis as an employer?  

  • The opportunity to work on an innovative and award-winning project.

  • An exciting environment where work-life balance is important.

  • A wide array of learning and development opportunities.

  • Competitive salary, great benefits, an employee share ownership plan, and a pension plan.

  • A work environment focused on health and safety. 

  • Expected compensation for this role is between Pay Range $87,500 - $120,300 annually. Base salaries are determined according to several parameters like skills, experience, and potential impact on the role. Internal and external competitiveness are also taken into account in our offers.

The ideal candidate:  

  • Engineering Degree and registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.

  • Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

  • Experience working on large transportation operations and maintenance projects is preferred.

  • Experience in an asset management and/or maintenance role.

  • Experience in Project Management with Professional designation is an asset.

  • Current BC driver’s license is an asset. 

Required – 

  • Ten (10) years engineering experience in a field relevant to the assigned asset mandate.

  • Experience and skills in using computerized systems and current software used in the Engineering field.

  • Organized and methodical approach to problem solving with strong analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Strong skills associated with Work order (CMMS) Systems and FRACAS analysis.

  • Strong MS Office skills.

  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations.

  • A combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Are you up for this challenge? Apply today and join our team to help engineer a Better Future for our Planet and its People.

About AtkinsRéalis  

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital.

At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  
 
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