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Systems assurance lead

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is looking for an individual to develop, support and lead the execution of the systems assurance activities on projects executed by Mott MacDonald in North America with direct responsibility for those projects occurring in Canada. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers, regulators, safety bodies, industry groups and Standards bodies in North America and Europe.

This role reports to the Rail Systems Practice Lead within Mott MacDonald Canada.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the development, adoption and delivery of key System Assurance processes and practices within MM’s North American practices; to include Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM), Verification and Validation (V&V) and Safety Management
  • Lead the System Assurance elements of project bids within Mott MacDonald Canada, including RAM and Safety Management together with budget development as necessary.
  • Lead the Systems Assurance (SA) elements of project delivery within Mott MacDonald Canada, including RAM, V&V, Safety Case development and Safety Certification together with budget management.
  • Provide direct SA support and insight to each project’s management and delivery team
  • Select, develop and work with key delivery partners and service providers for projects.
  • Support the development of MM Canada’s Rail Systems Practice
  • Undertake cost review and analysis of System Assurance costs against delivery on each production project. Where necessary, discuss and agree corrective actions with relevant team members.
  • Engage with end clients as and when necessary
  • Develop and lead a System Assurance team.
  • Deliver strategic direction for System Assurance processes and practices within MM Canada and US Business Units.
  • Development of Rail Systems Practice business with Canada, in conjunction with the Practice Lead, to include Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM), Verification and Validation (V&V), Hazard identification and management, Safety Integrity (SIL) management, Safety Management and Safety Certification

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 an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering/Science (preferably IT/ Systems/ Railway Engineering).
  • P.Eng in BC or Ontario, or eligible for membership with EGBC or PEO as a P.Eng
  • 10 - 15 years’ progressive experience in System Assurance with significant experience in rail and transit projects.
  • Experience in delivery using Common Safety Method Approach
  • Demonstrable strength in a minimum of two of the following:
    • RAM (EN 50126)
    • V&V
    • Hazard identification and management
    • Safety Integrity identification and management (EN 50126/IEC 61508)
    • Safety Case development
    • Safety Certification (EN 51026 and /or MIL 882E)
  • Working knowledge of the remainder
  • Good communication skills and English fluency.
  • Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi- disciplined team.
  • Able to hold competent technical discussions with Client representatives
  • Able to hold competent business discussions with Clients
  • Able to interface with domain specialists, design managers and construction project managers, in a competent professional manner.
  • Broad experience of delivery within major infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of railway systems and / or operation within infrastructure projects / technology development and implementation projects.
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is part of the job and it is expected that the successful applicant will be able to travel within Canada and the US to MM locations and project offices

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. Every day 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, 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.
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