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AECOM Systems Engineering and Assurance Lead - Rail & Transit in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

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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.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a well-rounded Systems Engineering and Assurance Specialist to join our Transit & Rail Systems Team in Vancouver to work with multidisciplinary teams delivering an existing portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead all Systems Engineering & Assurance aspects of the project with significant understanding of but not limited to:

  • Requirements Management

  • V&V

  • Systems Integration and Interface Management

  • Configuration Management

  • Safety & Systems Assurance (RAM)


  • Develops, implement, leads and manage systems engineering processes and practices to effectively control the full verification and validation lifecycle of the project including with all other disciplines such as Civil, M&E, Architecture, Rail Systems etc.

  • Significant experience in developing and implementing System Engineering and Assurance plans and processes as well as ensuring that project teams operate in accordance with those plans and processes, such as but not limited to Systems Engineering Management Plans, Requirements Management Plans, Verification and Validation Plans, Safety Management Plan etc.

  • Prior experience working with designers, suppliers, independent safety assessors, and/or auditors on tasks associated with requirements management, V&V, and evidence-based processes.

  • Significant experience working on Railway Projects and have a thorough understanding of Railway Systems and their integration.

  • Experience in dealing with subcontractors and clients

  • Able to manage complex projects and takes accountability for their scope of work.

  • Produces and/or reviews scope of works and estimations for rail systems activities.

  • Produces project reports and can implement corrective actions when needed.

  • Able to work with multidisciplinary teams and to working remotely with design teams.

  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field. Work at this level usually requires extensive progressive experience.

  • Is able to oversee and manage a Systems Engineering and Assurance engineers.

  • Is able to manage work in a collaborative environment among many stakeholders and third parties.

  • Communicates in an effective way and for diverse audiences

  • Fosters a safety culture and is seen as a safety role model.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Preparation of bids, proposals, or tenders, and develop and manage budgets and planning for activities and projects.

  • Able to elucidate the discipline of Systems Engineering and Assurance and its techniques and processes

  • Develop and maintain liaison with the wider Systems Engineering and Systems Assurance network

  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to Systems Engineering and Assurance.

  • Reporting to senior level and works under minimal supervision. Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

  • Reporting to the project technical manager for project specific System Engineering and Assurance activities


*Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline + 10 years of experience in Systems Engineering and Assurance in Rail Systems., OR Technical Diploma + 15 years of experience in Systems Engineering, OR Highschool + 17 years of relevant experience in Systems Engineering and Assurance

  • PEng or eligible

  • 10+ years’ experience with projects and their design lifecycles - in rail & transit

  • Driving License

*Preferred Qualifications:

  • Used to implement and work under the principles of following standards: IEEE 1220, IEEE 24748, ISO 15288 + 24748 + 29148: Systems Engineering Life Cycle processes & Requirements management; NFPA 130; EN50126 or IEC 62278

  • Previous working experience with key Western Canada clients such as TransLink, BC MoTI, TI Corp, City of Calgary, City of Edmonton

  • Expertise in both Safety and Physical Security Cybersecurity

  • INCOSE certified

  • 15 years’ experience is ideal in Systems Engineering and Assurance

  • Project Management such as PMP or PRINCE2

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 $120,000.00 - $160,000.00.


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: J10099404

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid