Senior Electrical Engineer (Rapid Transit)

Region of Waterloo, Department of Transportation Services (TS) based in Waterloo, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Senior Electrical Engineer (Rapid Transit). The Region of Waterloo’s Department of Transportation Services (TS) is integral to maintaining the region’s transportation infrastructure and efficient mobility for residents and visitors. By implementing innovative solutions, it addresses evolving transportation needs while prioritizing safety and environmental responsibility. The department plays a vital role in enhancing connectivity and quality of life across the Region of Waterloo. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Region of Waterloo
Department: Transportation Services (TS)
Division: Transit Services
Position: Senior Electrical Engineer (Rapid Transit)
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $104,468.00 – $130,585.00 Annually
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Engineering
Location: 518 Dutton Drive, Waterloo
Job location: 99 Regina Street S
Hours of Work: 35
Union: Management/Management Support (Non Union)
Grade: 8
Requisition ID/Job ID: J0124-0133


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have electrical Engineering/Applied Science degree
Experience: Candidates should have progressively responsible directly related experience managing rapid transit activities.

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be capable of traveling within Waterloo Region

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should be individuals with a strong background and knowledge of rapid transit engineering principles and operating practices, as well as comprehensive knowledge of rapid transit systems, including traction power substations, overhead catenary systems (750Vdc traction and auto-tensioned systems), signaling and train control
  • The candidates should be individuals who must be licensed and in good standing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, or be a member in good standing holding a Limited License in the area of practice(s), issued by the PEO. For those trained outside of Canada, equivalency will be determined by the PEO. Participates in activities to maintain professional license
  • The candidates should have a strong knowledge of industry standards associated with railway design and operation; insulation coordination, grounding, and ampacity studies; electric locomotive, rolling stock, and electric multiple unit operating characteristics and design; utility system operation and design; energy storage and regenerative braking technology, load flow analyzers; and traction power systems
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, related legislation (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Lien Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Safe Drinking Water Act), Ontario Provincial Standards, Canadian Standards, Ministry guidelines, contract law, and standards for engineering, and those related to disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees
  • The candidates should demonstrate knowledge of project management principles, methods, and practices, along with judgment, organizational, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to manage contracts and multiple projects, and prepare and analyze technical reports
  • The candidates should exhibit strong communication, human relations, negotiation, and leadership skills to direct and guide contractors, consultants, and staff; coordinate project requirements; influence others to achieve project goals and objectives; conduct presentations and participate in open houses and formal meetings attended by the media and public; respond to public inquiries; issue instructions and schedules to others and explain electrical issues; and participate as an effective team member
  • The candidates should have the ability to read and interpret policy and procedures manuals, engineering and technical work-related journals, design specifications, contracts, reports, legal documents, and memos
  • The candidates should possess the ability to write project correspondence, reports, contracts, agreements, and project definition reports for consultants, contractors, committees, regional and area municipal councils, staff, media, and the public where applicable. Ability to prepare written and visual materials for public drop-in centers, open houses, and formal public meetings
  • The candidates should have strong computer skills with the ability to use software such as Microsoft Office and AutoCAD, including some computer programming and computer-aided design
  • The candidates should be willing to alter hours to work some evenings and weekends for call-outs on construction sites to respond to site emergencies, problems, or avoid delays, and attend inspections, open houses, and formal public meetings
  • The candidates should be able to support and demonstrate the Region’s values


  • The candidates should be able to report to the Manager, Light Rail Transit Operations, in this exciting opportunity, well suited for an enthusiastic, collaborative self-starter who thrives in an environment of innovation and change
  • The candidates should be able to provide engineering services in the planning design, installation, testing, procurement, and commissioning of rapid transit infrastructure, signaling, train control, and traction power systems and equipment, including light rail and other rapid transit vehicles
  • The candidates should be able to manage technical knowledge of the existing rapid transit system to ensure compatibility with future extensions
  • The candidates should be able to contribute to the development and implementation of light rail transit infrastructure, signals, and systems best practices, strategies, policies, procedures, and standards as the subject matter expert
  • The candidates should be able to undertake research and evaluation studies for engineering innovations in the field of rapid transit, including light rail and electric buses
  • The candidates should be able to manage the technical knowledge library of the existing rapid transit system and coordinate information on the existing rapid transit system with suppliers, consultants, contractors, and other Regional staff
  • The candidates should be able to lead and coordinate the design process, including the interchange of interface information, technical clarifications, design changes, and design variances between the systems design consultant, other engineering/Rapid Transit staff and project management teams, Regional staff, external consultants, and suppliers
  • The candidates should be able to review engineering work submitted by consultants and contractors to ensure compatibility between the existing rapid transit system and future line extensions
  • The candidates should be able to provide technical expertise in the review of electrical and mechanical systems and equipment related to the light rail transit system, including AC and DC power supply and distribution systems
  • The candidates should be able to review and approve electrical design calculations, development and preparation of one-line and equipment layout design drawings, equipment sizing and protection schemes, costs estimates for construction, development of performance and technical specifications, utility connection considerations, field preparation work, commissioning activities, and interface with adjacent system-related disciplines
  • The candidates should be able to advise the Division on capital projects, develop and meet design schedules, and prepare technical specifications for future rapid transit lines
  • The candidates should be able to visit construction sites to perform engineering reviews, audits, and assess the quality of work and progress
  • The candidates should be able to review design work by consultants, including monitoring progress, facilitating and attending technical and progress meetings, reviewing progress reports, and approving invoices for services
  • The candidates should be able to review and prepare reports and correspondence related to project technical issues, schedules, and interfaces
  • The candidates should be able to work closely with contractors to manage the inspection, maintenance, and design of rapid transit infrastructure and systems, including recommending improvements in methods, materials, and design
  • The candidates should be able to respond to concerns and complaints related to rapid transit engineering and communicate with Legal and Finance to resolve issues related to contracts, liability, and budgets
  • The candidates should be able to contact Provincial and Federal government agencies, area municipalities, consultants and contractors, developers, the media, and utility companies to provide professional engineering services, information, and recommendations, and represent the Region at open houses
  • The candidates should be able to perform related duties as required


  • The candidates will receive a competitive compensation package
  • The candidates will have access to health and wellness benefits
  • The candidates will have access to fitness facilities and family-focused benefits

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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