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Jacobs Senior Transit Vehicle Engineer in Toronto, Ontario

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

As a Senior Transit Vehicle Specialist, you’ll provide Engineering leadership and support for a variety of transit vehicle projects. The role will provide a wide variety of administrative and technical support services. You’ll work with other members of our team by providing leadership and support in the following areas: specification writing, vehicle field testing and evaluation, reliability assessments, design reviews and production quality oversight.

We’ll ask you to work on projects that will include the procurement of new or overhauled transit vehicles and related projects with a focus on Buses, Light Rail Vehicles and Heavy Rail Vehicles. As a Senior team member, you may be involved with field implementation and testing activities for a range of transit vehicles and support system integration of transit vehicle subsystems. You’ll have opportunities to communicate and interact with Rail and Bus Manufacturers and local contractors to resolve technical issues and provide engineering expertise. We’ll rely on you to lead and support the wider team with preparation of technical reports on complex technical equipment problems, failure trends and fleet reliability issues, as well as investigate any part failures or maintenance issues. You will be part of a team that will use judgement-based experiences to evaluate situations and develop solutions, while working independently to achieve individual assignment outcomes while managing your personal workload.

You’ll be a part of diverse multi-discipline teams allowing you to both share what you know and learn so you can grow. Join us and we will assist you in continued development of your skills and exploring all that you can do across our global company.  

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor of Applied Science / Engineering (or equivalent)

• Minimum 10+ years of experience in the Transit industry

• Knowledgeable of the concepts and practices of Transit vehicles and component testing programs and procedures is an asset

• Work with project delivery leadership who provide oversight and mentoring. Support the development of team members, regardless of individual experiences (both technical and non-technical) through active coaching and mentoring

• Completes the scope of work to the satisfaction of our clients, while simultaneously ensuring that Jacob’s HS&E, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy expectations are met.

• Support business development activities leading to the award of further contracts. This typically includes client relationship development, project-specific position activities, proposal preparation, orals presentation, and contract negotiation consistent with established business development processes.

• May execute special or continuous research in support of a project, collect data and analyze complex problems associated with a project, or departmental projects. For example, being part of a team that may propose and/or evaluate proposed system improvements with regards to availability of proven technologies in the market, risk, cost, integration, and configuration constraints of Transit vehicles such as space envelope, power, etc.

• Demonstrated Project Management Experience; PMP is an asset

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

Ideally, you'll also have:

• Registration as P.Eng. in Ontario

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.