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Date:  Aug 5, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Technical Assurance Director - Go Rail Expansion (RER)

Build Your Career at Aecon

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

We are looking for a senior professional with expertise in technical assurance, for the Go Rail Expansion - RER Project. This project requires comprehensive assurance processes to achieve regulatory compliance, and to get the approval of asset owners and operators. This role offers the opportunity of working in a wide variety of technical areas, such as construction, railway systems, rolling stock and operations and maintenance. 

The Technical Assurance Director must be flexible and adaptable, keen to develop professionally. The successful candidate will be a leader in the delivery of assurance assignments, coordination of technical assessments, formal feedback to clients and have an extensive knowledge of the Rail Industry Technical standards and requirements with regards to all elements of a complex railway program.


What You'll Do Here

  • Understands clients’ requirements and how they fit into the wider assurance regime.
  • Identifies, develops, and executes strategies to meet or better the specified requirements.
  • Leads the delivery of assignments of large levels of complexity for various elements of a railway program, from start to finish.
  • Ensures that the scope, time, cost and quality requirements are met, and risks and issues are identified and managed.
  • Works efficiently, effectively, and proactively to help the team deliver on various aspects of the project.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships, both internally and with clients.
  • Manages the expectations of clients and other internal or external parties ultimately reaching sensible agreements/conclusions.
  • Manages and resolves any conflicts that may occur on a project in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensures that the client’s expectations are met and exceeded throughout project delivery, including leading others within the team to achieve this goal.
  • Coordinates technical assessments with specialist engineering teams and perform technical assessments where the appropriate competencies have been demonstrated.
  • Produces and reviews documentation associated with key project deliverables.
  • Develops and mentor junior members of the team, including inspiring them and acting as a role model to them, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, where the team can, learn, develop, and drive increased business results.
  • Actively contributes to a continuous improvement culture, including improving internal processes, sharing solutions and knowledge.
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to The Team

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in leading complex projects & will meet all the criteria below:

  • Experience in application and compliance to the following standards:
    • EN 50126 (IEC 62278) – Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS)
    • EN 50128 (IEC 62279) – Software (Signaling Systems)
    • EN 50129 (IEC 62425) – System safety (Subsystem Software)
    • Canadian method for risk evaluation and assessment for railway systems (CMREA)
  • Experience (approximately 15+ years) in engineering design, production, and/or review of compliance evidence within a regulated industry
  • Experience working closely with clients including face-to-face meetings, leading and presenting in meetings
  • A methodical and proactive approach to assignment planning and delivery
  • A degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • Relevant Professional Designations
  • Ability to critically assess projects and complex situations, identifying potential solutions
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and non-confrontational manner
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to lead client meetings including presentation, negotiation and agreement of key requirements, related both to technical aspects (supported by specialists as required) and project delivery
  • Ability to manage conflicts through to resolution
  • Ability to provide technical and project management leadership and mentoring
  • Ability to provide leadership within the business, including leading and developing others
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.
  • Desire to take on the responsibilities of being part of a flexible and supportive team


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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