RailWorks Testing Manager in Toronto, Ontario

Testing Manager

REQUISITION NUMBER: 20190212-72801-001





Job Responsibilities:

Testing Manager

PNR Railworks

199 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1A2

Full Time Permanent

Benefits Included


Number of Positions: One (1)

Work Location: Main office address (199 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario) and various sites across Ontario

Job Summary and Purpose

The Testing Manager manages all testing program deliverables for complex, large scale projects through control of test processes based on contract requirements and industry best practices. The TM will maintain close relationships with prime contract Project Manager, Design Engineers and owners or owner’s representatives during the course of the project to review design, and develop and oversee testing procedures. The TM will also work with the project scheduler to provide input on testing and commissioning timelines. Responsible for the creation, organisation and management of a qualified team of railway signal system testers as well as those for subsidiary systems such as communications, electrical, gas and civil.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Identifies required testing and commissioning resources, both internal and external

  2. Develops signalling and related system test programs and documentation in accordance with contract and industry practices.

  3. Maintains robust engineering / technical submission processes & procedures

  4. Enforces the application of railway testing and quality assurance requirements

  5. Establishes standard project controls for testing deliverables; requirements matrix, test submittal log, schedule (testing activities)

  6. Proactively manages designer decisions with relation to system & subsystem testing

  7. Maintains the flow of required information to any design consultant in a timely and complete manner

  8. Reviews design submittals provided by design consultant for impact analysis on testing and for signalling principle adherence

  9. Establishes and chairs test readiness meetings with both consultants and in-house staff to review progress and submissions.

  10. Acts as the test liaison officer between consultants and other design staff engaged on any project

  11. Ensures correct revision control of testing documentation

  12. Attends all relevant design meetings where issues of testability may arise.

  13. Verifies correct maintenance of test logs and related testing documentation

  14. Provides test submissions for inclusion in project close-out files and Safety Cases

  15. Manages testing portion of project risk register

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 12 years of railway signal engineering experience within design / build or signalling maintenance environments

  • Bachelor’s and/or Graduate Degree in Engineering required

  • Membership in a recognized industry professional body in North America or elsewhere, e.g. IEEE, IRSE is an asset

  • Has a proven track record of previous responsibilities as a Senior Tester or Testing Manager, not necessarily in North America;

  • Has an excellent understanding of railway signalling principles and legislated requirements for the testing of signal systems

  • Has a proven knowledge of North American railway operating rules;

  • An excellent understanding of the use of electronic devices and software in vital signalling systems and the requirements for the testing & commissioning of such systems;

  • A good knowledge of all railway disciplines e.g.trackconstruction & civil engineering etc. insofar as they affect signal system installation & testing;

  • Proficiency in testing controls & principles;

  • Ability to effectively manage and develop junior staff;

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Better than average understanding and practical knowledge of commonly used software e.g. Microsoft Office suite;

  • Excellent language skills in written and spoken English (French would be an asset)

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Will work at various sites across Ontario

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

Benefits offered include:

  • Medical & Dental Benefits

  • Pension Plan

Potential Benefits include:

  • Starting Bonus

  • Monthly Vehicle Allowance

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/This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned./

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/For further information please contact Ryan Gangle at 519-780-3164 or at/ /rgangle@pnrrailworks.com/

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

PNR RailWorks is an equal employer committed to using hiring practices and providing a workplace environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If contacted throughout the selection process, please advise Human Resources in advance if you require accommodation for the interview process so you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received regarding accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)


Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabled)