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Senior Track Design Engineer

Reference #: 9992
City: Thornhill
Region: Ontario
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Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Transportation



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WSP   is currently seeking a Track Design Engineer (Class 1), to join our Rail and Transit Division, located at our Thornhill office.  Reporting to the Manager, Engineering and Construction, this position will be responsible for managing and providing track design expertise in relation to engineering work associated with WSP Rail and Transit projects.


  • Performing and/or co-ordinating the planning, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the track designs to effectively address track design, construction, interface and maintenance issues;
  • Managing and leading trackwork design;
  • Performing design reviews pertaining to the design of the track alignment and trackwork through all project phases;
  • Managing track engineering staff and consultants engaged to provide specialized track design and verification;
  • Leading development of and performance specifications and trackwork design to meet project requirements;
  • Reviewing design standard variances and obtaining stakeholders buy-in;
  • Reviewing and providing written comments for design and technical proposal submissions by consultants and/or design-build consortiums;
  • Preparing and reviewing design-build proposals, technical documents for tender, calculation of quantities, cost estimates and project specifications;
  • Working cooperatively with counterparts in other departments in order to meet client requirements;
  • Representing WSP on all assigned technical matters relating to your expertise in track design;
  • Developing ballasted and non-ballasted track structures, track alignment, profile, and associated grading
  • Developing requests for third party Work Plans and reviewing, negotiating, recommending release, and endorsing invoices of Work Plan phases as they relate to program-level trackwork initiatives;
  • Reviewing and/or preparing various reports and other correspondence related to project technical issues, witnessing and/or coordinating tests and inspections of the trackwork components and systems, and evaluating their performance;
  • Facilitating and attending technical and/or progress meetings as required, reviewing progress reports, and endorsing invoices for services;
  • Reviewing and/or preparing various reports and other correspondence related to project technical issues, witnessing and/or coordinating tests and inspections of the trackwork components and systems, and evaluating their performance;
  • Supporting quality control/quality assurance and safety certification processes;
  • Provide information, advice, support and recommendations regarding operating and administrative issues, rules, procedures, standards, budgets, etc, to employees and management staff, contractors, consultants, and other stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned/required.



  • University (accredited) degree in an Engineering program;
  • 8-10 years of hands on experience in mass transit trackwork and Class 1 Railway designs and installation;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is required;
  • Experience in LRT projects, supervising construction, and trackwork inspection;
  • Must have a strong technical knowledge of mainline, yards, industrial tracks, intermodal and transload facilities, special trackwork, ballasted and non-ballasted track and associated civil work;
  • Experience developing Railway Track alignment and civil Design working in autoCAD and 3DCivil.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and make sound business decisions in a timely manner to adapt to changing situations;
  • Ability to motivate and co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  


WSP Canada Inc.


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).

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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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