Rail construction

Principal Systems Assurance Engineer

Vacancy number • PUB406543

Principal Systems Assurance Engineer

  • Closes April 1
  • 40 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Market: Infrastructure
  • Industry: Rail
  • Area of expertise: Construction & Commissioning
  • Location: MISSISSAUGA

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Monday, April 1, 2024



Brunel is currently looking for a Principal Systems Assurance Engineer for our EPCM client in Mississauga, Ontario. As a Principal Systems Assurance Engineer, you'll be reporting directly to the Director of Systems Assurance. This leadership position involves overseeing safety programs for expansive rail developments within the global rail systems and assurance practice. The ideal candidate should possess in-depth expertise in systems engineering, assurance, RAMS, and Safety Management Systems applicable to the entire railway operation. The role requires a proven track record in engineering safety management and strong leadership skills in guiding safety teams.

About this role


  • Lead project teams in review and development of system assurance analyses and documentation throughout the project lifecycle:
  • Safety and Risk Analyses – Review and develop analyses including PHA, IHA, SHA, SSHA and knowledge of safety analysis techniques including fault tree analyses, FMECAs, etc.
  • Reliability Analyses – Review and develop analyses including RAM Allocation, RAM Analysis and FRACAS and knowledge of reliability analysis techniques, including reliability modelling and reliability block diagrams.
  • Lead project teams in performance of Hazard Management, including:
  • Develop processes/procedures to set up and maintain Hazard Log Management tool.
  • Leading and participating in HAZOP and HAZID studies.
  • Develop project schedules or provide Project Managers with guidance as to the inputs required for RAMS tasks and expected durations for RAMS tasks.
  • Lead project teams in performance of Systems Assurance Planning in Reliability and/or Safety Studies, including development of Safety Certification Plans, Safety Management Plans, Safety Case Plans and RAM Plans.
  • Lead project teams in review of verification/validation evidence for incorporation into Project Safety Cases.
  • Conduct Assurance Audits and Assessments for Safety, RAM of 3rd party vendors and suppliers.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to systems assurance engineers to execute Systems Assurance Programs for Clients.
  • Prepare technical documents/reports for presentation to clients, stakeholders, project teams, etc.
  • Develop and present material/participate in client/stakeholder workshops.
  • Development of System Safety Cases and Assurance Cases.
  • Interface with design teams, management, rail/transit operators and suppliers.
  • Continuous, effective communication and relationship building with Clients in the development and implementation of projects.

What you need to bring:


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  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering discipline (e.g., electrical, mechanical).
  • P.Eng. designation or eligible to apply.
  • 15 years or greater of experience working for a railway authority, rail supplier or consultancy.
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment and in leading a systems assurance team in transit/rail infrastructure projects.
  • Complete railway, project wide RAMS experience.
  • Experience of the design lifecycle as well as experience with transit/rail assurance standards such as AREMA, IEEE, MIL-STD-882, EN50126, EN50128 and EN50129 is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience executing assurance process to obtain safety certification for railway projects.
  • Knowledge of rail systems, including but not limited to signaling, tunnel ventilation, traction power, overhead catenary, track, structures, communications, EMI/EMC and rail vehicles.
  • Knowledge of hazard analysis management in a large rail/transit project environment.
  • Knowledge of DOORS or other requirement management tools and their application in a rail/transit infrastructure project environment.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering process, including INCOSE and/or IEC 15288.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel, including external clients, vendors, and other team members.


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