AECOM Signal Specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Signal Specialist

Canada - Ontario


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:

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

  • 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

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma

  • Signal Training taught by a Class 1 Railway or equivalent courses

  • 10+ years’ experience:

  • 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

  • Flexibility to quickly absorb new information and take on new and challenging assignments

  • Must be able to prepare daily detailed reports and provide to the Client and AECOM project team

  • Fluent in reading, writing and communicating in English

  • General computer skills are required, must be proficient with MS Outlook 365, Excel and Word

  • Punctuality and reliability are a must

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and personal vehicle

Preferred Qualifications

P.Eng licensed in the Province of Ontario

Experience with Metrolinx, TTC, CN, CP, VIA Rail, AMT or similar

Strong understanding of CN (GI’s & SCP’s) and CP (RP’s)

Experience with LRT and/or subway signaling

Management or leadership experience

Experience delivering signals design and/or specifications for P3 / AFP / Design-Build (includes preparing PSOS and RCD documents)

Experience with Signals testing/commissioning, construction, maintenance, and/or operations

Multi-disciplinary transit/rail “Systems” experience including traction-power, OCS, communications, power supply / electrical, SCADA, fare collection, etc

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 183982BR

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.