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OCS Engineer

Ref no. BHN560860
Salary £150,000 - £170,000/annum
Location Toronto, Canada
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Matchtech are supporting a key client with the recruitment of an Overhead Contact Systems Engineer to work on high profile mass transit projects in Toronto. The role is a permanent opportunity and hybrid working.

Key skills required for this role

OCS - Overhead Contact Systems - High Voltage - Railways - Mass Transit


OCS - Overhead Contact Systems - High Voltage - Railways - Mass Transit

Job description

Overhead Contact System Engineer-Rail



Our office in Toronto is seeking an Overhead Contact System Engineer-Rail (rail) to join our Toronto team.
This is a position to produce designs for rail (High Speed, Metro, LRT, streetcars) in the Toronto office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design electrification systems in terms of power supply systems, and high-voltage and medium-voltage networks
  • Design traction power distribution networks including Contact Rail System (CRS), and overhead contact system (OCS)
  • Design CRS and OCS layout, OCS wire tensions, foundations, poles/columns/structures for light rail, commuter rail, and streetcar with pantograph as well as streetcar and electrified buses with trolley poles
  • Coordinate with other engineers for rail systems integration and design.
  • Prepare design reports
  • Develop documents including specifications, drawings, and cost estimates
  • Review project submittals and requests for information from contractors
  • Provide installation, testing, and commissioning support to clients
  • Support the administration and construction activities and supervision of the installation, testing & and commissioning of power supply, CRS, OCS, and distribution systems for LRT/Metro/rail infrastructure projects
  • Support execution of the design, supply, installation & and maintenance of power supply, high-voltage, medium-voltage, CRS, OCS, and distribution systems for an LRT or Metro system.
  • Assist, and participate in site technical meetings, internal discussion sessions, telephone conferences, and technical team meetings
  • Support official meetings with governmental authorities
  • Support organizational and technical activities and train client's employees

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • 5-8 years of experience with DC OCS or CRS design, including the design of 600 to 1500 V DC rail as well as 12 to 25 kV AC.
  • Thorough understanding of the applicable International and Canadian Electrical Standards and Safety codes
  • P. Eng. license or engineer-in-training certificate is mandatory
  • Experience within the North American transit/transportation industry is highly desirable
  • Experience in the local Canadian rail & transit market is an asset
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills

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