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Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Scarborough, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  STC_Leadership Team

Position Title:  Sr. Systems Safety Assurance Manager - Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE)

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What Is The Opportunity

Scarborough Transit Connect (STC) is awarded the design and works of the Scarborough Subway Extension project. The Scarborough Subway Extension will bring the TTC’s Line 2 subway service nearly eight kilometers farther into Scarborough. It will extend from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road, providing quick and seamless transit for those heading into and out of the downtown core and those travelling within Scarborough. The extension will replace Line 3 (the Scarborough RT), helping to reduce travel times and improve access to jobs, schools and other key destinations throughout the city.


The Scarborough Transit Connect project based in Scarborough is now looking for a qualified Sr. Systems Safety Assurance Manager to join their team team as a direct project hire. 


What You Will Do Here

  • Accountable for leading safety assurance for the various projects, ensuring the project are compliant with relevant international safety and technical standards such EN50126, EN50129 or IEC 61508, CSM-RA, CMREA.
  • Accountable for reporting on progress, managing staff competence and development, delivery of and maintain an internal audit schedule ensuring projects are following governance.
  • Coordinates the safety studies carried out through the life cycle of the process to ensure that safety requirements are met.
  • Manage, perform, and ensure the activities related to safety assurance are applied in the projects.
  • Manage Hazard Log, review RAM, V&V, T&C activities from a Safety perspective.
  • Manage creation of and approve the Safety Reports and the Safety Case.
  • Prepare technical reports for submission to the management, clients, and the regulatory authorities.
  • Lead safety engineering activities for a wide range of rolling stock, signaling and infrastructure projects to ensure compliance with the relevant standards.
  • Responsible for the facilitation of HAZOP / HAZID workshops and being able to self-sufficiently plan, run and write up the workshops.
  • Manage risk assessments for specific discipline areas, being able to self-sufficiently plan, run and write up risk workshops.
  • Has a working knowledge of Safety Methods: Safety Plan, Preliminary Hazard Analysis PHA, Failure Modes and Effects Critical Analysis FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis FTA, Interface Hazard Analysis IHA, Operation & Support Hazard Analysis OSHA, Safety related Item List SRIL, Hazard Log HL, V&V Safety Report, and Safety Case.
  • Undertakes technical analyses and reviews of Engineering Safety Management documentation and project assurance deliverables.
  • Fosters a safety culture and is seen as a safety role model on the project.


What You Bring to The Team

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or all other equivalent training.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience. 
  • Relevant safety designations an asset. 
  • High degree of technical proficiency in dealing with all safety related aspects of large scale and complex Railway projects, involving multiple players.
  • Strong knowledge in the modern Railway projects, including various components/systems that these projects are made of.
  • Expertise in application of safety standards such as technical standards such EN50126, EN50129 or IEC 61508, CSM-RA, CMREA.
  • Expertise in crating a Hazard Log, FMECA, FTA, IHA, OSHA, etc.
  • Knowledge of design and construction management aspects of Railway Projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to manage internal and external stakeholders. 


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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