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Requisition ID: 7583
Number of Vacancies: 1
Department: Plant Maintenance (20000007) – Plant Maintenance Engineering (30000457)
Salary Information:  $88,306.40  –  $110,401.20
Pay Scale Group:  9SA
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Sat/Sun   Shift:  Day
Posted On:  May 9, 2023
Last Day to Apply:  May 18, 2023
Reports to: Assistant Manager, Maintenance Design

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 “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

General Accountability

Utilizes standard engineering procedures to provide building design services associated with the various maintenance, alteration and rehabilitation work carried out on the TTC’s buildings and facilities (subway stations, electrical sub-stations, bus loops, garages, carhouses, shops, yards, office buildings, support and auxiliary buildings). The incumbent is responsible for preparing designs, drawings, estimates, material lists, specifications, standards and work methods for maintenance work, rehabilitation projects or new construction. The incumbent takes professional responsibility as required by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and will also provide technical assistance to TTC trades staff on an as required basis.

Key Job Functions

  • Plan, schedule and produce detailed design, contract specifications and engineering drawings for assigned projects.
  • Prepare structural steel shop drawings, detailed sketches, and bills of material to facilitate fabrication of appropriate materials.
  • Inspect and assess capacity and performance conditions of existing facilities, building components and on grade pavements.
  • Coordinate, direct and guide relevant TTC staff and/or consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers in section specific design work, equipment or systems; resolve design issues to ensure compliance with TTC design standards and specifications.
  • Perform a variety of complex engineering calculations to produce complete engineering designs and specifications.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and test new, existing or proposed construction methods, materials, equipment, components, or systems.
  • Troubleshoot operating problems and recommend alternate design, procedures, equipment or materials.
  • Compile cost and quantity estimates for specific projects, programs and budget purposes; assist with the preparation of budgets/cash flows and monitor where necessary to meet project and departmental goals.
  • Participating in procurement processes, including review of technical proposals and quotations from consultants for compliance with requirements, tender evaluation, recommendations for award and monitoring progress.
  • Perform feasibility studies, surveys and assessments on the condition of existing facilities and building components, determining the extent of repair, safety of equipment and systems; perform random audits at sites to assess quality assurance and conformance to design.
  • Report significant safety, hazard, security, cost, reliability, warranty, quality and other engineering issues in a timely manner.
  • Participates in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program.
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.


  • Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
  • Apply analytical skills
  • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
  • Use office technology, software and applications

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (i.e. Civil or Structural Engineering) or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
  • Several years of work experience as a fully qualified Professional Engineer related to structural design, maintenance and inspection.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong technical design skills with an ability to perform structural analysis and design calculations.
  • Well-developed organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal communication and technical report writing skills.
  • Must possess sound judgement and the ability to coordinate the efforts of others during assignments
  • Must be proficient in, and keep up to date with, relevant software applications, including MicroStation, CAD, MS Office.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant codes, practices and standards (Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, CSA standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act)
  • 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 rapidly acquire comprehensive knowledge of TTC organizational structure, operations, policies and the various functions, practices and standards carried out by the Plant Maintenance Department.
  • Required to attain and maintain Subway/SRT Rule Book Certification and any other safety training as mandated by the Department.

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 LGBTQ(IA+) 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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