Senior Manager

Recruiter: METROLINX
Type: Permanent
Location: Canada

Senior Manager, Signals & Train Control Improvements Program

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO, Union Pearson Express and Capital Transat Projects. Our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The Ontario government has announced a 10-year, $29-billion commitment to transit and transportation across the Province, with $15 billion to be invested in transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Province has endorsed the Metrolinx “The Big Move” strategy and one of these projects is to build a comprehensive regional rapid transit network through what has been called Regional Express Rail (RER).

This senior role is an exceptional opportunity for a results-oriented and service-focused leader, adept at energizing and mobilizing a team towards the achievement of the strategic vision and corporate goals, to assume a significant mandate with responsibility for managing the delivery of capital project work valued at approximately $1B.

Reporting to the Director – Signals and Communications, Network Infrastructure, the Senior Manager, Signals & Train Control Improvements Program, will plan the design, construction and implementation of Signals and Train Control System replacements, and ensure that the prescribed scope of work is carried out with minimal disruptions to operations and delivered on time and on budget. The focus will be on meeting all safety-critical system requirements as he/she plans the direction and coordination of operational activities, evaluates technical functions, develops the scope of rail signals and train control replacement projects and component work packages, and monitors adherence to contract-specified design processes and industry standards.

The successful candidate will bring no fewer than ten (10) years’ progressive experience in planning rail signal system replacements and coordinating construction and commissioning, together with a degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering, Rail Transportation Infrastructure or a related discipline, or an equivalent background. A P.Eng. designation or similar certification would be an asset.

With a proven track record of success in planning and implementing rail signaling and train control improvements, you are familiar with the legislative and regulatory construction requirements involved in undertaking such projects, and have the issues management skills needed to develop strategies to address unplanned operational disruptions. In addition to managing a department of 15 to 20 bargaining unit and non-union staff members, you welcome the opportunity to use your interpersonal and written communication abilities to motivate a project team of rail signaling professionals and related contractors during the design, construction, implementation and commissioning processes, and manage project documentation and records.

Our goal is to create a seamless, integrated transportation network that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, so that residents can spend more time living and less time commuting. Join us and help transform the way the region moves.


Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated