Senior Testing and Commissioning Specialist (8987)
Job Type
Full Time
March 20, 2024 1:50PM
Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing


About the job


Requisition ID: 8987

Number of Vacancies: 1

Department: Major Projects (20000062) - Major Projects/Project Management 2 (30000503)

Salary Information: $101,719.80 - $127,218.00

Pay Scale Group: 10SA (CAN/S/J/10SA)

Employment Type: Regular

Weekly Hours: 35 Off Days: Saturdays & Sundays Shift: Day

Posted On: March 18, 2024

Last Day to Apply: March 29, 2024

Career Opportunity

Reporting to the Systems Integration Lead, the Senior Testing & Commissioning (T&C) Specialist provides systems engineering expertise in designing tests, performing testing and commissioning activities, and providing suitable and sufficient evidence to confirm that the operational, technical and safety principles demanded by the designated authorities have been validated. The incumbent manages and supports test and commissioning activities in various systems including Signals/Train Control, Communications, Traction Power, Subway Ventilation, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and Trackwork. The incumbent manages and works with specialized TTC and contract resources engaged in testing and commissioning.

What You Will Do

  • Perform testing and commissioning in various systems to ensure it is in compliance with all safety, functional and performance requirements.
  • Develop and execute required test processes, ensuring the tests are completed and provide continuous improvement feedback to project teams.
  • Develop and update the “Program Validation and Verification (V&V) Management Plan (VMP)” for the Programs/Projects life cycle.
  • Develop and maintain templates for Projects’ VMP, Verification Plans, Validation Plans, Test/Analyses/Demonstration/Inspection (TADI) Procedures, Cases, reports, forms, V&V progress measurement and periodical reports.
  • Verify that Projects are in compliance with Program VMP, Project plans and standard guidelines.
  • Plan Program V&V activities and guide Projects in planning V&V activities.
  • Evaluate the Program and Projects requirements “Verifiability”. Assign Verification methods to the program and project requirements.
  • Accurately capture all test and commissioning results, performing audits of testing records, identifying and managing resolution of test risks, and investigating and analyzing failures.
  • Collaborate with Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Senior Project Engineers, Operations staff and external consultants/contractors to optimize site tests and investigate testing issues.
  • Review technical packages (studies, analyses and designs) to evaluate compliance with V&V requirements and guidelines and ensure that submittals include verification of implementation of each requirement. Evaluate correctness and completeness of the contents from the V&V perspective.
  • Evaluate, review and validate Clear Box TADI developed plans, results and reports of performed verifications (Construction and/or Implementation phases).
  • Lead, Plan and Execute Black Box TADI based on the requirements (independent of design and implementation).
  • Contribute and evaluate the planning and execution of technical “Close Out” and operational “Start-Up” processes (Handover Phase).
  • Maintain the V&V information (such as documents, drawings, defects, NCRs, signatures and approvals, emails, analysis files, simulation models, requirements specifications, etc.) under configuration management.
  • Reviewing testing and commissioning documentations to reinforce formal submissions.
  • Reviewing and providing comments on all ECE or external sources submissions at various stages of design completion for new constructions and renovations including comments from a testing point of view.

What Skills Do You Bring?

Apply analytical skills

Communicate in a variety of mediums

Provide specialized consultation

Use office technology, software and applications

What Qualifications Do You Bring?

  • Completion of a university degree in a related discipline (e.g. systems, electrical, mechanical or industrial engineering), plus system interface management experience for large multi-discipline projects; or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Proven experience in planning, evaluating, performing and reporting V&V activities from project definition to project delivery and beyond (performance demonstration experience).
  • Experience and knowledge of Systems Engineering Processes, Requirements-based approach and diverse development models.
  • Hands-on experience with TADI activities applicable to requirements, capabilities, constraints and interfaces.
  • Familiarity with System of Systems- architecture, Integration Management, Integrated (Interdisciplinary) design, Interface Management, stakeholder engagement and multidisciplinary integration (Facilities, Infrastructure and Systems).
  • Experience with multi-project programs and various complexity levels of projects, is an asset.
  • Ability to interpret project documentation, plans, processes and project drawings using demonstrated knowledge of applicable construction contracts, procurement, codes, standards, regulations and statutes.
  • Ability to interpret complex reports, recognize problems and evaluate solutions.
  • Sound judgement, and decision making skills; well developed technical, analytical and problem solving skills; effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate complex, multi-faceted issues/tasks in a challenging environment that is schedule-driven.
  • Ability to motivate and coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software applications relevant to the work (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • A valid Province of Ontario Class G driver’s licence would be an asset. May be required use of own vehicle required for visits to construction sites that are not easily accessible by public transits.
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
  • Must have or quickly acquire thorough knowledge of TTC/Group/Department organizational structure, operations, policies, processes and procedures applicable to the work performed.
  • Must have or quickly acquire comprehensive knowledge of Subway Operations (i.e. organizational structure, operating rules, procedures, policies, etc.)
  • Must successfully complete TTC safety training and testing as applicable to the work performed.

What We Offer

  • Commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that promotes a sense of belonging and represents and reflects the needs of the communities we serve.
  • A flexible, hybrid work approach that allows colleagues to find balance between their professional and personal lives and making the most of the benefits of working remotely and purpose-driven in-person collaboration opportunities.
  • One of the great benefits of being a full-time TTC employee is becoming a member of TTC defined pension plan.
  • A comprehensive package that covers health, dental, vision and more.
  • Support for professional development opportunities for all colleagues through a broad range of learning programs that include in-person and online training, leadership development, and support for colleagues’ well-being.

Commitment to EDI

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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