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Senior Systems Assurance Engineer

Reference #: 8263
City: Thornhill
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Transportation



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WSP  is currently seeking a System Assurance (SA)/RAMS (Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety) Engineer to join our Transportation department.  Reporting to the Director, this position will be responsible to undertake railway (commuter rail, light rail and subway) related engineering and operational assessment and analysis to provide assurance that all the systems under review are acceptably safe and reliable/available for rail operational service.


  • Perform SA/RAMS analysis, including, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Sub system Hazards Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, and Operations and Support Hazard Analysis;
  • Provide support for SA/RAMS Planning, including, Safety Management system development, Project Safety / RAMS plan development, Operational Safety / RAMS plan development, Safety Management System implementation;
  • Conduct Assurance Audits and Assessments for, Independent Competent Person, Independent Safety Assessment, Independent Verification and Validation, and Design Verification;
  • Undertaking and checking of HAZOP and HAZID studies;
  • Undertaking and assessment of Qualitative and Quantitative risk assessment; 
  • Implementation and checking of detailed analysis including, FMECA, FTA / ETA, Root Cause Analysis, Reliability / Availability modelling; 
  • ​​Support RAM implementation planning activities, including: 
  • Development and review of reliability proof documentation (RAM demonstration planning);
  • Development and review of reliability assurance documentation (Reliability Growth Analysis, Reliability demonstration reporting from both physical and predicted data);
  • Development and review of maintainability demonstration planning and reports;
  • Development of RCM planning and implementation.
  • ​Responsible for Operational Safety Analysis;
  • Assessment of operational safety across technical and operational process aspects;
  • Development and review of operational plans and procedures for safety operations;
  • Assessment and audit of operational compliance;
  • Support Incident Management Planning and Investigation such as:
  • Emergency and Crisis management process development and review;
  • Incident investigations, and investigation management procedure development and review;
  • Interface within the systems engineering disciplines (Track, Traction Power, Signal/Train Control, Communications, Integrated Control Systems, Rolling Stock, etc.)
  • Interface with Structure/Station/Facilities/Tunnel in the railway environment.
  • ​Other duties as assigned/required.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university;
  • P. Eng. is required;
  • A minimum 10 years rail experience is required;
  • A minimum 5 years SA/RAMS experience is required; 
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge across all rail engineering aspects and operations with specialist in at least one key area such as: Train Control/Signalling, Traction Power, Rolling Stock, Station Equipment, Communications, Track Infrastructure, and Structures;
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our  World of Possibilities microsite.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

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