April 25, 2014 |

Manager, Signaling and Train Control Improvement


$103,102 - $128,878 per annum

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson Express. Our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Join us as we work together to transform the way the region moves.

Our USRC, Signalling and Train Control Improvement Program is seeking two (2) Managers, Signalling and Train Control Improvement to provide comprehensive engineering and project management services associated with the delivery of the Signaling and Train Control Improvement Program. The incumbent(s) will be responsible for contract and schedule management, design acceptance, project quality, project financial accountability, project deliverables and technical input to program communications and stakeholder relations during all stages of the design/build projects.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage the efficient delivery of signaling and train control capital deliverables through project activities, including preliminary design, detailed design, preparation of contract documents, construction, contract management, and testing and commissioning activities.

• Participate in the development of design proposals, evaluate and recommend RFP/RFQ submissions. Manage In-Market activities, including Contractor Requests for Information and review submittals during project design phase, managing their acceptance.

• Deliver and implement projects from initial conception through commissioning and transfer to Operations within scope, on budget and on schedule in accordance with good project management and construction practices, in compliance with Metrolinx and industry design standards and applicable municipal, provincial and federal codes.

• Review and monitor objectives related to engineering, design standards/design review, technical specifications, technical and operational requirements, document control, budget and work breakdown structures, project schedules, resource prioritization, and staffing requirements associated with the project.

• Manage contractors' construction plans and schedules are complete, workable and in accordance with contract documents. Oversee contractor' compliance to all contract provisions, including monitoring the contractor's safety, quality, environmental compliance, requirements management, cost and schedule performance.

• Communicate effectively with Rail Services, Railway Corridors, agencies, utility companies, etc. in defining requirements, developing project implementation plans and ensuring compliance for signaling and train control capital improvements. Ensure proper ongoing communication and consultation with internal and external stakeholders.

• Manage value engineering, risk assessment, life cycle costing, earned value and constructability reviews.

Location: 20 Bay Street, Toronto

File Number: 14-184


• University Degree in a related discipline (Engineering), or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and PMP certification is strongly desired.

• Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in capital project management and implementation, including at least five (5) years of experience managing large, complex, multi-year transit projects in an operational environment, preferably for signaling and train control systems and related works. Proficiency in the use of project management software and computer applications is essential.

• Extensive experience in providing advice relating to contract management of large and complex design/build contracts.

• Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously.

• Excellent analytical ability, oral/written communication skills, and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with internal/external Program team members.

• Must be decisive and have the ability to make sound decisions in the course of daily work.

• Must have a valid Ontario "G" Driver's License.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online through the Current Opportunities page ( on our website, no later than May 4, 2014.

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

97 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5J1E6

97, rue Front Quest
Toronto (Ontario) M5J 1E6 


September 4, 2013 |


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Public Invitation for the purchase of two narrow-gauge diesel lococmotives

(metric gauge = 1,000 mm)

CP - Comboios de Portugal, E.P.E. hereby announces it intention to shortly lauch a sales prodecure for two narrow-gauge diesel locomotives (metri gauge = 1,000 mm) for railway, museum, tourist or cultural purposes. We intend to receive demonstrations of interest from entities that would like to participate in this procedure.

The sales conditions shall be defined with the launch of the procedure.

Please visit our sire:, where further details are available.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

CP- Comboios de Portugal, E.P.E.


Calcada do Duque, 20, 1249-109 Lisbon

Tel.: +351 211 023 839

Email: [email protected]

June 27, 2013 |



General Information and Background

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, was created to champion, plan, develop and deliver a seamless, integrated public transit network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Metrolinx has three major operating divisions: GO Transit, Union Pearson Express and PRESTO.

The GO Transit operating division of Metrolinx provides regional train and bus service in the GTHA. GO Transit provides train and bus service to a population of more than seven million people over an area greater than eleven thousand square kilometres.

As part of its program to upgrade and increase the capacity of its GO Train service, Metrolinx is undertaking a program of work to improve significant portions of its GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Systems. The contemplated work includes the replacement of the existing signalling system in the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) in Toronto, a new Train Control System that will integrate the control of the new signalling system in the USRC and the existing signals system on the GO Transit owned and operated rail corridors into one central control centre. It is Metrolinx’s intent that this program of work will be performed under three separate contracts, which will be awarded through three separate Request for Proposals processes.

 Upcoming Requests for Proposals

 Metrolinx intends to issue three Requests for Proposals for this program of works as follows:

 Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) Signalling Project

The scope of this project involves the replacement of all signals, track circuits and cables in the USRC, the provision of all associated computer based interlocking and control equipment, the provision and installation of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system and local control panels, equipment cases, bungalows, signal bridges, cable routing and ducting.

 Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: July 2013

 GO Transit Train Control System (GTCS) Project

The scope of this project includes the provision of a new computer based train control system including all associated hardware, software and geographically specific data. The communication backbone network to be provided shall link the new train control system with all the existing GO Transit signalling systems on the GO Transit owned and operated network and the new USRC signalling system, as well as interfacing with the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railways’ respective Rail Traffic Centres at the boundaries of the GO Transit territory. The new train control system will be located in the GO Transit Control Centre, which is being constructed adjacent to the Oakville GO Station. A second system, the Business Resumption Centre is to be provided for redundancy at a yet to be determined location, but will probably be located in the Greater Toronto Area.

 Metrolinx may issue a Request to Pre-qualify prior to the release of these Requests for Proposals to develop a short-list of contractors to submit proposals for this project.

 Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: Winter 2013

 GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Technical Consultant Services

The scope involves the provision of expert staff to work as part of an integrated Program Management Team for the GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Program. The Technical Consultant shall be responsible for developing the Owner’s Statement of Requirements for the GO Transit Train Control System (GTCS) project as well as providing assistance during the Request for Proposals process and the evaluation of submissions. The Technical Consultant shall also be responsible for the management of the systems integration of both the technical and schedule aspects of the USRC Signalling System and the GTCS projects, oversight of the testing and commissioning activities for both systems and the review and recommendation of acceptance or rejection of the contractors’ submittals for both projects.

 Planned issue date of Request for Proposals: Summer 2013

 Additional Information 

Please note that neither the successful contractor/consultant who is awarded the contract for the GO Transit Signalling and Train Control Technical Consultant Services, nor its sub-consultants and/or subcontractors, will be allowed to participate in the USRC Signalling Project or the GO Transit Train Control System contract. The reason for this exclusion is to avoid the conflicts that would be created as a result of the responsibilities of the Technical Consultant Services in relation to the work of the other two contracts.

The above referenced Requests for Proposals will be posted on MERX. It is recommended that interested contractors and consultants monitor the MERX website on a regular basis for any additional information relating to these Requests for Proposals.

This pre-notice does not constitute a binding commitment on the part of Metrolinx to issue any or all of the referenced Requests for Proposals or to proceed with any or all of the contemplated work. The statements and representations contained in this notice are not binding on Metrolinx. The contents of any Request for Proposals that may be issued may vary from the description of the projects, services and deliverables as provided in this pre-notice.

Contact Person:

Ian Caie, Manager, Procurement – Capital
Procurement and Contract Services


tel: 416-869-3600 ext. 5443

e-mail: [email protected]" data-mce-href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 869-3200
ou le 1 888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646).


June 6, 2013 |

Signal Engineer - North County Transit District



invites applications for the position of: Signal Engineer

SALARY: $30.32 - $50.00 Hourly
$5,255.00 - $8,666.00 Monthly
$63,060.00 - $103,992.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/04/13
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEFINITIONUnder the general direction of the Deputy Chief Operations Officer, the Signal Engineer will assist with all aspects related to railroad signaling including but not limited to plan reviews, cutover reviews, field inspection of signal maintenance activities, review of maintenance records, field inspections of construction projects and oversight of signal cutovers. Distinguishing Characteristics This position is distinguished by its role in representing NCTD in the coordination of all phases of railroad signal projects. This individual must possess advanced knowledge of facets of railroad signal systems and grade crossing warning systems. The Signal Engineer position requires technical knowledge, analytical skills, and ability to work with multiple different projects in various states of completion.  Supervision Received and ExercisedThis position reports to the Deputy Chief Operations Officer. This position may also oversee the work of consultants and staff in support of railroad signal related functions, as required. Further, this position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted. Working ConditionsNormal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consultant’s facilities, and other locations as required.  Work hours will vary in length and schedule. Night and weekend work will be required.
Essential FunctionsDuties may include, but are not limited to the following:·
        Review contractor/project work plans and cutover plans for compliance with NCTD Standards, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requirements.·         Review, monitor and generate reports, documents and records for compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) signal system requirements.·         Assist in the evaluation and investigation of signal system failures and accidents relating to the signaling systems.·         Monitor the work of the maintenance contractor(s) in the troubleshooting of highway grade crossings, wayside signals and hazard detector systems.·         Conduct field inspections of completed work jointly with contractor(s) for conformance to NCTD and regulatory requirements, specifications and project requirements as specified in various Contract Task Orders and agreements.·         Conduct field inspections of ongoing NCTD & SANDAG construction projects for conformance to NCTD and regulatory requirements.·         Respond to priority/emergency situations and provide on-call assistance and service when needed.·         Assist in managing NCTD signal software management control plan. (FRA subpart H)·         Assist in managing NCTD configuration management control plan. (FRA subpart I)·         Ensures that District and third-party rail signal and communication projects conform to federal, state, and District design standards, inter-agency agreements and MOU, and other governmental regulations.·         Perform other related duties as assigned.
        Bachelor’s Degree in related field desired·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience on a Class I railroad or major commuter rail system including experience in overseeing the installation, adjustment, and testing of signal-related work. ·         Experience as signal engineer with specific experience in railroad signal system design and construction required. A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered. Certificates/Licenses·         Signal Training Certificate·         Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver’s license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years. General Requirements·         An advanced knowledge of principles of railroad signal and communications engineering is required, with demonstrated experience with railroad systems and railroad operations.·         Ability to program and configure VHLC, EL1A, EC4, EC5 and HXP3’s.·         Knowledge of the General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR), including CPUC and FRA rules and regulations.·         Working knowledge of engineering standards such as AREMA, ACI, ASTM, GCOR, and BNSF standard plans.·         Able to create and maintain good working relationships through excellent communication and teambuilding skills; including the ability to engage successfully with both internal and external contacts and the public.·         Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to prepare and deliver clear and concise reports.·         Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to gather, organize, analyze and present data to appropriate sources.·         Demonstrated use of discretion and judgment in execution of duties. ·         Must be able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities.·         Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs including the Microsoft Office Suite.   ·         Able to respond in-person to system emergencies and system problems on any shift and under any weather or time-of-day circumstances.
Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions, work with office equipment, and daily lifting of equipment up to 240 pounds is required. Ability to hear, see and to communicate verbally to exchange information. Ability to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right of way. May be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals. Ability to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand. Machines / Tools / Equipment·
        Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs.·         Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a fax and scanner machine, copy machine, and telephone. ·         Ability to carry and operate a Blackberry/iPhone on-call device. Application Information:  All applicants must complete and submit an online application.  A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range.


810 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92054

[email protected] #FY2013-00028


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