Technical Specialist

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 286 


Technical Specialist


Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the S&C Technical Specialist will provide technical and design expertise and support to the S&C Division at all levels, to safeguard the integrity of the signal plant by ensuring policies, standards, regulations and safe work practices are understood and implemented.  The S&C Technical Specialist will also provide coaching and competency follow-up to ensure that awareness, knowledge and practice of safe signaling methodologies are embedded in the workplace culture.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Provide technical expertise and support to Operations and Project Managers in determining solutions to complex Signal & Communication design issues.
2. Support the testing and commissioning team in meeting project timelines.
3. Participate in project meetings as PNR’s technical representative, if required.
4. Interact with multi-disciplinary teams on proposals and projects. 
5. Ensure that all safety policies are enforced; conducts regular site inspections/audits.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare written reports and/or updates such as work methodology plans and testing and commissioning plans.
  • Ensure submittals of testing documents are complete.
  • Review testing and commissioning plans written by other members of the team for accuracy.
  • Assist with development of overall staffing requirements, through training deliverables and competency reviews of work practices.
  • Provide post-incident advice to managers regarding root cause analysis and potential process failures.
  • Provide coaching to field staff with respect to work methodologies, and planning.
  • Provide classroom training to employees and/or customers, if required.
  • Assist with accident or incident investigation for technical requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned..
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience gained in Signals & Communications or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in Electrical Engineering or similar would be an asset.
  • Thorough understanding of various signaling systems.
  • Thorough understanding of crossing warning systems and Transport Canada’s RTD-10 and AREMA requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects based on positions scope of work.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and consistently meet expectations.
  • Demonstrated management skills including the ability to lead, mentor and motivate employees.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong client relations, influencing skills and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to read, interpret and comprehend drawings and specifications and contract documents.
  • Strong supervisory and resource coordination skills.






All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.