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Job Ref:  NA06666
Employer:  SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Ontario
City:  Ottawa
13/10/2016 22:01

Req Number

Sector of Activity
Infrastructure Construction

Job Type
Fixed Term




Area of Expertise

Company Summary
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From its offices in over 40 countries, SNC-Lavalin provides EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining & metallurgy, oil & gas, environment & water, infrastructure and clean power. In many cases, SNC-Lavalin combines these services with its financing and operations & maintenance capability to provide a complete end-to-end project approach.

SNC-Lavalin maintains exceptionally high standards for health and safety, ethics and compliance and environmental protection, and is committed to delivering quality projects on budget and on schedule to the complete satisfaction of its clients.

Division or Project Summary
OLRT (Ottawa Light Rail Transit) Constructors consisting of SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., and 2 partner companies, have unique and challenging career opportunities to be an integral part of the project to design and build the Confederation Line.

From Tunney's Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, the Confederation Line will bring Ottawa together through faster, easier transportation to, from and across the city's downtown. Key components of the project's initial phase include the construction of 12.5 km of guideway, 10 above-ground stations, 3 underground stations and a 2.5 km tunnel beneath the downtown core. The consortium will also widen Highway 417 between Nicholas Street to the Highway 174 split, supply the light rail transit vehicles, build a maintenance and storage facility, and provide ongoing maintenance of the system for a 30-year period.

Job Description
The successful candidate will be integral to the Confederation Line Integration team. They will be responsible for the final function design and integration of the CBTC system (Communication Based Train Control). A successful candidate is one that has a diverse technical knowledge of complex network environment and willing to work in a dynamic and contractual environment.
Schedule: 40 hours workweek, may be required to work overtime
Job status: contratual until May 2018

  • Be the CBTC SPOC (Single Point Of Contact)
  • Manage the CBTC supplier technical communications
  • Manage the functional and technical interface between the CBTC supplier and the interactive systems: Vehicle; GIDS (Guideway Intrusion Detection System); TVS (Tunnel Ventilation System)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Manage the design of the service vehicle tracking system from PDR (Preliminary Design Review) to qualification and service deployment
  • Manage the GIDS technical side of the supplier's system
  • Coordinate issues between the end customers "City" and our Engineering and T&C group
  • Review customer vendor's submittals against the system requirements.
  • Coordinate work between the vendors and the Engineer group to deliver the final design packages.
  • Witness and approve the installation inspection and the site acceptance test.
  • Assist construction when information is requested.
  • Establish the interface matrix between systems and verify that they have been completed during the design
  • Assist and participate in all levels of design review sessions
  • Participate in review with the end customer (City)
  • Reviews test procedures to ensure the test may be accomplished with minimal disturbance.
  • Attend/witness execution of tests
  • Assist T&C team on related site tests
  • Must be able to assist with innovative design development

  • Minimum of technician status with three years' experience in a mechanical, electronic or electrical discipline
  • Eligibility for registration with either OACETT or PEO is desirable
  • Must be efficient at closing issues to make the project progress in a timely fashion.
  • Must be able to work under stress and multitask with various priorities and disciplines.
  • Should have good knowledge of network architecture and hardware.
  • Should have good knowledge of network protocol such as MODBOS, DNP3, NTP, BACNET, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of computer controlled systems
  • Should have good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of Mass transit operation would be an asset
  • Strong working knowledge in a secondary discipline either mechanical, electronic or electrical with three years' experience
  • Sound knowledge of worksite safe working practices; ability to follow the T&C Safety Plan
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction and as directed by the activities defined in the T&C Schedule
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to chair meetings and produce minutes.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office 2007 or higher and Outlook.

Additional Information
Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Additional Information
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Local candidates will be preferred and no relocation package will be offered.

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