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AECOM Signal Specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Mississauga

Job Summary

AECOM’s Transit and Rail Signals group is seeking an enthusiastic Signal Specialist to join our team of over 300 railway specialists. Working out of our Mississauga Commerce office, the assignment is mostly in the GTA, but future assignments might include remote or semi remote locations in Northern Ontario or sites in Eastern Ontario. Reporting to the Manager – Signal Testing & Construction the candidate will deliver railway infrastructure projects, Signal and Communications Contracts focusing on reviewing and providing oversight for Work Plan Methodology (WPM) and Signal Testing.

The appropriately qualified candidate will monitor the quality of work done by Contractors and evaluate the progress of the project to determine if time schedules and contracts are being met. The candidate will also monitor contractor safety programs to assess that client requirements are satisfied. They may also participate in the evaluation of contractor’s performance and will administer and direct work during the construction and testing phases.

The role includes reviews with project designers and contractors to ensure that procedures are followed and that contractors are in compliance with project plans, contracts and specifications.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects will be for:

o North American heavy-rail freight and passenger systems to AREMA C&S standards

o LRT and Subway transit systems

  • Complete design reviews

  • Review Contractor Work Plan Methodologies (WPM) and Signal Test plans

  • Review and understand Contracts

  • Attend project progress meetings

  • Oversee Contractors while signal works and testing are being completed in the shop or field

  • Load and test software in training center as required

  • Prepare technical specifications for traditional design-bid-build and P3 / Alternative Design and Procurement / design-build projects

  • Research and test new signaling equipment as required

  • Assist with implementation and modifications of processes

  • Know and meet clients’ expectations for all signal works including testing

  • Produce reports for clients

  • Follow all safety regulations and AECOM procedures including safety observations


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Highschool + 6 years of related experience in railroad signal construction or maintenance activities or Diploma/Certificate + 4 years of related experience in railroad signal construction or maintenance activities

  • Valid driver's license and access to personal vehicle

Preferred Qualifications

  • Signal Training taught by a Class 1 Railway or equivalent courses in a Signal Construction and/or Testing environment

  • working on Canadian Railways

  • working on Class 1 mainline projects, and

  • knowledge in the delivery of railway signal projects

  • Strong knowledge of applicable Railway Rules and Regulations including:


  • CROR

  • Transport Canada’s E-17, Grade Crossing Regulations and Grade Crossing Standards

  • Railway Safety Act, and MX, CN and/or CP Standards

  • Experience writing technical specifications

  • Experience preparing and performing signal testing for both CTC and Crossing systems

  • Experience working in a Signal & Communication Wiring Facility or on Field Construction Crew as a leader or above

  • Ability to prepare, understand, interpret Contracts to review work or submittals and answer RFI’s

  • Strong problem solving skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors, internal and external clients and contractors

  • Must be able to assist with the planning of Signal works from the existing infrastructure through to implementation of the final design and be able to communicate phasing plan to designers, contractors and internal & external clients

  • Keen desire to learn new skills, excellent teamwork attitude but must be able to work solo as well

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship and relocation assistance will not be available for this position.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245317BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.