Communications Engineer, Rail Systems

WSP   •  

Thornhill, ON

11 - 15 years

Posted 267 days ago

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WSP is currently seeking a Communications Engineer or Communications Specialist to join our Rail Systems team to work on a subway extension project in the Toronto area.  The successful candidate will have excellent design and managerial abilities in railway related communication and proven knowledge and extensive experience in system engineering.   


  • Provide a senior level of communication design effort in in support of the subway project and other railway projects;
  • Develop communication and radio systems design including Radio/ DAS/ Fibre/ CCTV/ PA/ PAI/Telephone, etc.;
  • Produce conceptual design report/drawing and project communication systems specifications;
  • Be responsible for the communications system technical reviews of designs submissions and response to the RFIs;
  • Prepare technical engineering documentation such as Test Plans, Interface Control, Specifications, Analyses and Test Reports, to support various transit projects;
  • Coordinate with the other project engineering and test team members to provide system engineering support;
  • Function as the senior technical resource in formulating, developing advanced program concepts, techniques, and standards in communication engineering area;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Post-secondary engineering degree with a focus on electrical/communications, or other relevant discipline, from an accredited university;
  • PE or P.Eng designation is an asset; eligibility to be a P.Eng is required;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in transit industry;
  • Experience with transit and rail communication and radio systems;
  • Hands-on experience with field measurement, installation, and testing of various radio equipment; 
  • Knowledge of passenger railroad / transit operations;
  • Familiarity with the CBTC based signaling systems is an asset;
  • Excellent analytical, teaming and communication skills and the ability to effectively relate to all staff and client team members within a team-based, matrix environment.

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).