AECOM Transit & Rail Signals Lead Design Engineer in Calgary, Alberta

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Transit & Rail Signals Lead Design Engineer

Canada - Alberta


Job Summary

AECOM’s Rail & Signals group is seeking a Transit & Rail Signals Lead Design Engineer to help lead an existing team of design engineers and technicians. The position is open for immediate employment based out of AECOM’s Calgary, Quarry Park office, reporting to the Alberta Rail Lead. This is a position for an experienced signals design engineer who is seeking a Lead position in their field.

This individual would deliver both large and small-scale signals projects across Canada, and at times globally as well. As a lead design team member, the appropriately qualified applicant will have multiple roles:

Team Management / Leadership:

  • Primary role as a Lead Signals design engineer

  • Attend client meetings

  • Act as the designated signals/systems specialist

  • Embrace and advocate corporate safety, values and initiatives


  • Projects will be for:

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

  • LRT and Subway transit systems

  • Perform design, review, and checking (up to 3rd level) for:

  • New and modified vital circuitry and application logic programs for automatic block systems, centralized traffic control, interlockings, and highway grade crossing warning systems

  • Review own work and work done by others for adherence to applicable standards, rules and regulations, as well as all applicable client standards and signal design policies and procedures

  • Prepare technical specifications

  • Perform hands-on design

  • P.Eng. sealing of own drawings for as-installed conditions

Business Development:

  • Foster client relationships through successful project delivery

  • Support proposal development

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • 10+ years of related experience

  • P.Eng or PE somewhere in Canada or the US

  • Extensive rail signaling design experience

  • Experience delivering projects for commuter rail or freight rail

  • Significant experience with AREMA-based heavy-rail signal design

  • In depth knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations pertaining to railroad and transit signal systems and highway-rail grade crossing warning systems. Must specifically include knowledge of AREMA C&S Recommended Practices, GCS, GCR, CROR, and industry standards

  • Experience in grade crossing and vital microprocessor-based interlocking equipment programming

  • Proficient in highway grade crossing warning design, microprocessor-based constant warning time devices

  • Proficient in wayside signaling including ABS, CTC and Interlocking, both relay logic and Boolean or ladder logic

  • Experience with / working knowledge of both AutoCAD and MicroStation

  • Experience writing technical specifications

  • Experience undertaking design reviews

  • Competent written and verbal English skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of related experience

  • P. Eng. licensed in any Province (Alberta preferred)

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

  • Experience with Calgary Transit, Edmonton LRT, or similar

  • Understanding of CN (GI’s & SCP’s) or CP (RP’s)

  • Experience with LRT and/or subway signaling

  • In addition to office-based design, also experience with testing/commissioning, construction, maintenance, and/or operations

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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. 187279BR

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.