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Systems Assurance Engineer
Business Line Transportation
ID # 13283
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable





WSP is currently seeking System Assurance (SA)/RAMS (Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety) Engineers to join our Rail Systems Engineering team, in our Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver offices. This position will be responsible to undertake railway (commuter rail, light rail and subway) related engineering and operational assessment and analysis to provide assurance that all the systems under review are acceptably safe and reliable/available for rail operational service.



  • Perform SA/RAMS analysis, including, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Sub system Hazards Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, and Operations and Support Hazard Analysis;
  • Provide support for SA/RAMS Planning, including, Safety Management system development, Project Safety / RAMS plan development, Operational Safety / RAMS plan development, Safety Management System implementation;
  • Conduct Assurance Audits and Assessments for, Independent Competent Person, Independent Safety Assessment, Independent Verification and Validation, and Design Verification;
  • Undertaking and checking of HAZOP and HAZID studies;
  • Undertaking and assessment of Qualitative and Quantitative risk assessment; 
  • Implementation and checking of detailed analysis including, FMECA, FTA / ETA, Root Cause Analysis, Reliability / Availability modelling; 
  • ​​Support RAM implementation planning activities; including: 
    • Development and review of reliability proof documentation, and reliability assurance documentation;
    • Development and review of maintainability demonstration planning and reports;
    • Development of RCM planning and implementation.
  • ​Responsible for Operational Safety Analysis and operational compliance; including:
    • Assessment of operational safety across technical and operational process aspects;
    • Development and review of operational plans and procedures for safety operations;
  • Support Incident Management Planning and Investigation, as well as, Emergency and Crisis management process development and review;
  • Interface within the systems engineering disciplines (Track, Traction Power, Signal/Train Control, Communications, Integrated Control Systems, Rolling Stock, etc.);
  • Interface with Structure/Station/Facilities/Tunnel in the railway environment;
  • ​Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Bachelor's degree or advanced education in a relevant discipline from an accredited university;
  • P.Eng. is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading SA/RAMS for a large organization, in the rail industry;
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge across all rail engineering aspects and operations with specialist in at least one key area such as: Train Control/Signalling, Traction Power, Rolling Stock, Station Equipment, Communications, Track Infrastructure, and Structures;
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment, and leading a team; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.




Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Calgary, AB

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