Position: System Design Specialist
Duration: 6 months
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
To perform system design, analysis, modelling and simulation to specify and verify train control systems developed. To develop and define system design features to meet Customer requirements. To analyse and evaluate designs to verify compliance with System technical requirements. To develop and define ATC Subsystems requirements. To analyse and evaluate ATC system performance and prepare associated technical contract deliverables.
Reporting to the Project Systems Specialist, the incumbent is accountable for performing the design work correctly, within cost and schedule limits, as defined in approved work packages. The System Engineer typically works with a team of engineers to define what will be designed, how it will perform and how it will be determined that it is working correctly.
Converts Customer requirements into conceptual designs and prepares associated documentation by performing operational analyses, simulations and technical trade-off studies evaluating alternative design configurations and functional features.
Similarly creates new concepts or modifies existing concepts to fulfil customer requirements.
Prepares system & subsystem requirement specifications, interface requirements and test requirement documents by analysing, decomposing modelling and refining customer requirements and typical train control domain requirements.
Performs technical/engineering tasks to define system design and subsystem requirements details. Analysis and simulations are performed as necessary to identify design feasibility & driving requirements.
Prepares and supports preparation of design & development proposals based on a knowledge of ATC technology, customer requirements and backed by analysis, simulation and trade-off of key design driving requirements.
Presents technical design proposals and reports to customers and/or other engineering/management groups in clear, complete, concise and non-ambiguous terms.
Prepares specialized ATC systems analyses based on polytechnic engineering skills and knowledge of the ATCS domain.
Prepares specialised ATC system analyses based on polytechnic engineering skills and detail knowledge of the ATCS domain, covering one or more of the following:
Logic and Continuous Controls Design;
Safety distance calculations;
Radio/Network knowledge including RF.
3-7 years of experience.
Specific experience :
Knowledge of railway signalling techniques.
Knowledge of specification-driven systems design (as it applies to computer systems with both hardware and software operation).
Familiarity with military and automated train control systems specifications and standards.
Good technical English language writing skills; good communication and analytical skills.
Familiarity with modern software development methodology tools and software specification.
Knowledge of the Thales RSS product line and its operating principles.
Good planning and organization skills.
Basic mechanical & dynamic motion analysis, reliability engineering, radio communications systems engineering, automatic controls and command engineering.
Experience with DOORS, or equivalent, based requirements tool, is desirable.