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AECOM Systems Design Coordinator - Rail & Transit in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM Western Canada is currently seeking a Systems Design Coordinator with proven experience in transit projects, to join our multidisciplinary Western Canada Systems Engineering team and work on delivering an existing and future portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Produce high-quality Systems drawings such as single line diagrams, schematic diagrams, riser diagrams, cable schedules, floor plans, equipment elevations, and many others in a timely manner in coordination with designers.

  • Set up a systematic back-check review process with designers.

  • Follow project-specific CAD standards, AECOM’s Quality Assurance policies, and document management policies.

  • Work with internal stakeholders to setup and promote an effective process to ultimately produce drawings that will be satisfactory to clients in a time-efficient manner accounting for review cycles.

  • Organize drawing production and files to ensure successful Quality audit checks.

  • Lead coordination with multiple designers when producing multi-disciplinary drawings.

  • Lead or participate in the development of a CAD item library for Systems (models and blocks).

  • Lead or participate in 3D design coordination of combined services to identify and resolve clashes of equipment.

  • Lead or participate in multi-disciplinary design coordination using BIM 360.

  • Use ProjectWise to coordinate work-in-progress drawings.

  • Coordinate the production and finalization of design packages at various submission stages.

  • Communicate key information to the Systems design lead such as challenges, schedule risks, effort estimates, and others.

  • Share insights from a CAD perspective to improve for the CAD process within projects and ensure successful delivery.

  • Produce Communications Systems drawings such as fibre optic and IP backbone networks, radio systems, integrated communications systems, passenger information systems, telephony, CCTV, intrusion and access control, SCADA, fire alarm systems, etc.

  • Produce Signalling & Train Control drawings.

  • Produce Power Supply & Distribution drawings such as Traction Power, power distribution, substations, UPS, outdoor lighting, emergency trip system, OCS, etc.

  • Work in coordination with other CAD designers to successfully share workload.

  • Deliver high-performance within project time constraints for the various project design stages from conceptual design to Issued for Construction.

  • Develop 2D and 3D drawings using various design tools such as AutoCAD, Microstation, and Revit.

  • Prepare 3D models of existing site conditions based on data from field scans.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma + 4 years of relevant experience in CAD for rail and transit projects

  • Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Developed experience in 2D and 3D CAD design for at least one of Communications Systems, Power Supply & Distribution, or Signalling & Train Control

  • Experience with transit systems in Western Canada preferred, experience in Eastern Canada an asset.

  • Strong expertise in AutoCAD, Revit and BIM 360. Microstation experience an asset.

  • Accustomed to operating within a multi-disciplinary and dynamic project structure.

  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Top-notch oral and written communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited direct supervision.

  • Able to multitask due to concurrent projects.

  • Works efficiently within tight time constraints.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $70,000.00 - $90,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103887

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid