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Senior Traction Power Engineer

Job Profile

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Together with our clients, Mott MacDonald is solving some of the world's most intricate challenges. We search out the connections others fail to make; we unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes for the lives we touch every day.

Mott MacDonald is a wholly independent, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and development consultancy servicing public and private sectors around the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices and delivering projects in 150 countries. Everyday, we build upon our reputation for technical excellence by taking on some of the world’s most prominent and challenging projects, particularly in areas such as highways and bridges, rail and transit systems, tunnels, and pipeline services.

We are positioned for healthy growth, profitability, and career opportunities across North America and around the world.
As part of our growing business in North America, we want to hear from you: the enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented individuals who enjoy problem solving and pitching in to grow a successful business. Join our team of seasoned professionals who are finding opportunities through connected thinking to develop our Mott MacDonald global presence.

At Mott MacDonald, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description

Our Rail & Transit Practice across North America has been successful in executing numerous projects over the last two decades and has grown to be respected in the passenger rail transit engineering and construction community in both Canada and the United States.
We continue to bolster our abilities by attracting solid professionals and continuing to improve our project delivery offering.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Senior Traction Power Engineer based in our Toronto office. You will provide technical leadership in the delivery and development of electrification work in North America and globally.

You will contribute to the success of our team by:
  • Building and leading a team of technical professionals to deliver traction power design and construction engineering support for transit projects.
  • Being responsible for the design of AC and DC traction power systems for mass transit and/or heavy rail.
  • Developing feasibility and initial design concepts as well as preparing technical reports for a variety of projects and clients.
  • Supporting the development of new business opportunities and contributing to proposals.
  • Delivery of technically sound/innovative solutions to time and budget.
  • Maintain a personal commitment to quality, and manage and maintain the quality of designs and deliverables
  • Being responsible for the commercial success of projects.
The ideal candidate will also be willing to contribute to projects within other sectors and offices, as required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Mott MacDonald Canada Limited will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Candidate Specification

You will have experience within rail, transit and electrical market segments and possess the following skills and experience:
  • Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited university.
  • 15+ years of power system design experience with an emphasis on traction power design for mass transit.
  • P.Eng designation or eligible for registration in Canada.
  • Experience in the design and construction of transit power supply and distribution systems.
  • Expertise in the design and implementation of OCS and Traction Power Feeder systems related to the transit industry including project management and providing services from design through to commissioning of such systems.
  • Knowledge of traction voltage AC and DC, earthing and bonding modeling, EMC, SCADA and other interfaces, including rolling stock, and overhead line design. 25kv expertise an advantage.
  • Proven understanding of the market, and a track record in playing a leading role in winning new work and successful delivery of electrification projects.
  • Experience with MicroStation/ AutoCAD and the development of circuit and cable drawings, and flow simulation software.
  • Proficient in the use of typical office packages such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Project and other comparable programs including the desire to utilize the full capabilities of Office365.
  • Functional knowledge of MATLAB or equivalent.
  • Excellent communicator (both oral and written) and skilled problem-solver with a commitment to thrive in a proactive organization where client service is paramount.
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude, to working with colleagues and clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills in complex and changing environments, and
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships with clients and project teams.

We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified people to join our dynamic team who wish to make a difference to the world that we live in.
If you share our vision, then let’s discuss how we can help you take the next step in your career and how you can participate in an exciting new chapter for Mott MacDonald in North America.
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