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Senior Safety Specialist – Toronto in Toronto at Can-Tech Services

Date Posted: 3/16/2019

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Job Description


:Toronto, ON
:12-month contract (extendable)
Pay Rate
:TBD based on experience
Job Summary:

•To provide RAMS engineering expertise and analysis in the development and implementation of Advanced Train Control Systems.
•To perform safety design, analysis, modeling and simulation to specify and verify train control systems developed at Thales are safe to operate.
•To define ATC System Safety Requirements.
•To analyze and evaluate designs to verify compliance with safety requirements.
•To track and record the closure of all processes & tests that verify the safety of the delivered hardware and software
Qualifications and Requirements:

•B.Sc. Electrical Engineering; Computer Science or equivalent
•8 years of overall relevant work experience
•5+ years of train control experience and/or automatic control in the other industry, such as aircraft, industry.
•A detailed knowledge of system requirements definition/design, safety and risk analysis.
•Good technical writing skills, good communication and analytical skills.
•Good command of the English language, both written and oral.
•Computer skills, MS Office; DOORS; Modeling; Data Bases.
•Knowledge of railway systems is an asset.
•Knowledge of reliability and safety analysis techniques.
•Knowledge of Railway System Operations & Thales Transport Automation products is fundamental
•Familiarity with military specifications.
•Experience with or exposure to safety/mission-critical systems, and exposure to hazard, fault-tree and failure modes and effects analysis, plus statistical modeling and analysis of complex software/hardware/human systems are assets.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

•Perform peer review of key safety deliverables and artifacts.
•Review of all Safety Risk; Safety Hazard; and Pending Hazard SCRs related to their product and/or projects to ensure consistent and thorough assessment and analysis by Project Safety Specialists, and to ensure safety defects with broader implications are cloned and managed correctly.
•Represent Safety in technical meetings involving safety-related issues.Participate in, influence and approve design decisions impacting or potentially impacting safety.Attend the bi-monthly Systems Technical Review for their respective Product and/or Project areas.
•Review of the Hazard Log and associated Hazard Analysis performed on the CBTC equipment.
•Trains, leads and supervises more junior members of the Rams Engineering Group.
•identify with adequate anticipation risks and opportunities and propose mitigation actions
•Prepares system & subsystem safety requirement specifications, interface requirements and test requirements by analyzing and decomposing customer requirements.
•Technical trade off evaluations are performed to identify the system safety engineering design choices with associated advantages and disadvantages.
•Evaluates the compliance and safety of designs with safety engineering requirements by review of technical specifications, designs & designs changes for both HW and SW, and suggests design alternatives where appropriate to enhance safety based on a knowledge of design feasibility & the safety requirements. Represent RAMS Engineering and provides evaluations & recommendations with respect to safety in formal design reviews.
•Proposes Work Package estimates and descriptions based on knowledge of the work and project requirements.The work is estimated based on an assessment of what is needed to meet customer requirements.
•Define safety requirements by evaluating & defining railway operational hazards that could be caused by the ATC system.
•Verifies the safety of both hardware and software products and the system by performing: -Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA) – Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and -Hazard Analysis – Event Tree Analysis – Operating & Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA).
•Assures that safety requirements are met by participating in hardware, software and field testing (as required).
•Supervises other Safety Engineers and consultants by defining their work, coaching them on how and what to prepare, monitoring their progress, and directing them on priorities
•Supervises consultants by defining their work, coaching them on who and what to prepare, monitoring their progress and directing them on priorities.
•Resolves safety related issues by participating in the Safety Committee, as required.
•Ensures that safety can be verified. Approval of test documentation
•Prepares Safety Reports that document that Project Safety requirements have been met.Safety test procedures & test results are reviewed and checked to confirm compliance with the requirements.Software process records, operational restrictions and safety analyses are similarly reviewed, checked and identified in the report.
•Reporting directly to the Manager RAMS Engineering, having direction from the Group Lead RAMS Engineering and Technical Safety Specialist, and work closely with other team members, both inside the Safety team and from other functional teams, to meet the project objectives.
Other Accountabilities:

•Ensure the safety of products and services is maintained.
•Ensure System Requirements are accurately and completely defined.
•Provide “systems safety designs” which meet specifications and budgets.
•Ensure that System Design meets the customer and regulatory requirements.
•Develop new and creative methods for analyzing equipment designs and problem-solving in order to identify effective design solutions to meet operational and safety objectives.
•Work with others as a team member and to enhance the image of RAMS Engineering within the company and with our customers.
•Maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with many other suppliers and user groups.
•Keep up to date on new analysis techniques.
•Time Management
•Works with the Systems Engineering Dept. and other departments as a team player with the view that others are your customers.
•Decides how best to perform the work.
•Defines work methods and techniques for more junior group members.
•Manages and schedules daily activities within budget & time allowances given.
•Participate in engineering activities ensuring the 'built-in safety' of our communications-based train control systems. Utilizing internationally recognized hazard and safety analysis techniques, you will assist in the development and follow through to completion the formal Proof of Safety for specific project applications of our products.
•Assist in the development and follow through to completion the formal Proof of Safety for specific project applications of our products.
•Be part of a team that is responsible for the timely and effective execution of the combined tasks and activities of safety management and safety engineering to achieve the system safety requirements throughout the system life cycle.
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