System Engineer I

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A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region’s world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people.

At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings.

Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you’ll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live, built on transportation excellence. Put your future in motion!



Provides full working level of engineering expertise to integrated system-related projects that support transportation service delivery in an integrated, multi-modal environment.
Leads integrated system projects of smaller scope, and risk, and/or assists on assigned elements of projects involving moderate to large scope and higher risk.


–  Conducts and/or leads the integrated system design elements of projects and/or maintenance activities for existing systems to address performance/availability risks.
–  Works through project life cycle (definition, design, test, commissioning, and warranty) providing input and feedback to internal/external stakeholders. Includes review of supplier documentation, preparation and execution of test plans, and following up with anomalies and issues.
–  Participates in troubleshooting to establish systems that meet service level quality standards.
–  Works with operations staff and engineers, participating in development and documentation of designs and related manuals to facilitate system operations related to transit infrastructure efficiencies.
–  Provides technical advice, analyses and designs to resolve system and safety issues, develop robust and reliable solutions, and to review related design, test and as-built documentation provided by others.
–  Assesses and communicates technical impacts, and implication of operational decisions and needs to internal/external stakeholders.
–  Represents TransLink’s interests at project related meetings with our subsidiaries and other stakeholders. Participates in development of long range plans and studies to assess system-related transportation infrastructure requirements.
–  Participates in definition and review of supplier change scope and related quotations to enable best value to be delivered in terms of time, quality and price.



The requirements for this position would be acquired through a degree in electrical, civil, computer science or systems engineering, including a P.Eng. designation or eligibility to be registered with APEGBC, and 3 years’ experience in an engineering environment.


  • Solid knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of system engineering, including the application of principles related to conceptual design, requirements definition, design, design review, testing and project management.
  • Solid analytical skills to identify, assess and provide input/recommendations related to the design, delivery and operation of integrated systems and to understand and manage project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills to build trust by consulting and liaising with others and applying a team approach as needed to achieve solutions; and also to write and deliver comments, procedures, reports and presentations.
  • Solid decision-making skills with the ability to work independently to make recommendations/resolve system engineering and project-related issues, and to make recommendations on priorities.
  • Familiarity with TransLink’s existing systems is preferred

Other Information

The Systems Engineering department is responsible for delivering state of good repair projects for the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC, or SkyTrain), Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) as well as other stakeholders within the TransLink Enterprise. The department exists to deliver a structured approach to the identification, design, realisation and cutover of complex system solutions.

Examples of systems include:

  • SkyTrain Train Control systems
  • Closed-Circuit Television Systems (CCTV)
  • Tunnel Ventilation Systems (TVS)
  • Communications systems including:
    • Radio systems
    • Telephone systems
    • Optical Transport Network (OTN)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Fire Life and Safety Systems (FLSS)
  • Power Supply and Distribution systems

Please note: this position does not involve the delivery of projects related to software development or information technology.

Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the multiple SkyTrain systems listed above, have experience working in brownfield environments, and/or have experience in Systems Engineering Process (IEEE 15288), safety assurance (specifically CENELEC 50126:2017).

Posting Reason: Replacement
Number of Available Positions: 1

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Please note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Once in the process, testing will be used to confirm this suitability and all internal applicants will be required to obtain a pass mark of 70% on each component of the testing to demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in the position.

Discipline and attendance are performance factors and will be assessed during the job selection process.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation


This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.

Rate of Pay

Salary starting from $80,886 per annum

The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply

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INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: May 13th, 2022
Closing Date: Until it is filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.

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