Senior Manager, Commissioning & Quality Assurance

Recruiter: METROLINX
Type: Permanent
Location: Canada

Senior Manager, Commissioning & Quality Assurance – Signals & Communications

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).

Metrolinx is now looking for a service-focused, transformational leader to join the Signals and Communications Group as Senior Manager of Commissioning and Quality Assurance, and assume responsibility for commissioning $2B in work related to the Signals and Train Control Improvement Program projects as well as Enhanced Train Control projects, including communications. He/she will also have a very important role to play in providing oversight of safety, and managing risk, in addition to establishing the GO Transit signals standards.

Reporting to the Director – Signals and Communications, Network Infrastructure, the Senior Manager, Commissioning and Quality Assurance, will plan the design, construction, implementation and commissioning of signaling and train control systems, and ensure that the prescribed scope of work is carried out with minimal disruptions to operations and delivered on time and on and budget. A sound decision-maker who can energize a team to deliver superior results, while aligning projects with the strategic vision and corporate goals and objectives, he/she will manage a department with a staff complement of both unionized and non-union employees.

On a functional and technical level, the Senior Manager will plan the direction and coordination of operational activities, develop standards for signals and train control projects, commissioning activities and component work packages, and ensure that systems meet all safety-critical requirements. At the heart of this commission and QA management role will be putting in place the appropriate tools to ensure quality assurance of products and systems, and overseeing testing and commissioning of new systems to ensure appropriate safety certification and compliance with systems engineering principles and all regulatory requirements and standards.

As the successful candidate, you will hold a degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics or Software Engineering, Rail Traffic Control Systems, Rail Transportation Infrastructure, or a related discipline, or possess an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A P.Eng. designation or comparable certification would be an asset. Your track record of accomplishments in this field will have encompassed 10+ years of progressive responsibilities in planning, installing and commissioning rail signal system replacements and coordinating construction.

A proven background in planning and implementing rail signaling and train control improvements will have enabled you to become familiar with the legislative and regulatory construction requirements for this type of project, and adept at developing issues management strategies to address unplanned operational disruptions. Along with the leadership skills to manage projects and motivate a team of rail signaling professionals and related contractors, you have the interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills to develop the scope of rail signal replacement projects, monitor adherence to contract-specified design processes and industry standards, and manage project documents 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