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Systems Design Specialist

Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Systems Design Manager or Project Systems Specialist, the incumbent is accountable for performing the design work correctly, within cost and schedule limits, as defined in approved work packages. The System Design Specialist typically works with a team of engineers to define what will be designed, how it will perform and how it will be determine that it is working correctly.

  • Converts customer requirements into conceptual designs and prepares associated documentation by performing operational analyses, simulations and technical trade-off studies evaluating alternative design configurations and functional features
  • Creates new concepts or modifies existing concepts to fulfill customer requirements
  • Prepares system and subsystem requirement specifications, interface requirements and test requirement documents by analyzing, decomposing, modelling, and refining customer requirements and typical train control domain requirements
  • Performs technical/engineering tasks to define system design and subsystem requirements details. Perform analysis and simulations as necessary to identify design feasibility & driving requirements
  • Prepares and supports preparation of design and development proposals based on the knowledge of ATC technology, customer requirements and backed by analysis, simulation, and trade-off of key design driving requirements
  • Prepares specialized ATC system analyses based on multi-discipline engineering skills and knowledge of the ATCS domain
  • Accurately reports work progress and estimates to complete against work packages assigned by his/her lead/manager
  • Develop, implement, and maintain tools relevant to the Systems Engineering function. Assists in the assessment o relevant tools
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with DOORS
  •  Project management training/experience
  • Takes initiative to find/create solutions
  • Knowledge of specification-driven systems design (as it applies to computer systems with both hardware an software operation)
  • Familiarity with modern software development methodology tools and software specification
  • Basic mechanical & dynamic motion analysis, reliability engineering, radio communications systems engineering, automatic controls, and command engineering
  • Model based system engineering experience is an asset
  • BA. Sc in Electrical, Computer, System Design Engineering or equivalent

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