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Parsons Corporation Senior Project Engineer - Communications in North York, Ontario

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Job Description:

Our team's vision is to provide team members for highly complex and technically sophisticated projects of national significance. As a member of our Connected Infrastructure team you will help design, build, protect and sustain the communities across our region where we work and live. If you are ready to put your expertise to work on marquee projects that will change the urban fabric of our community, then consider joining Parsons.

Parsons is seeking to hire a Senior Project Engineer - Communications for a mass transit project in the Greater Toronto Area. The Senior Project Engineer - Communications is responsible for the compliance of the supplier's design, development, implementation and quality to that of the contractual requirements.


  • Responsible for the Rail Signaling Communications System design, development, implementation and quality to that of the contractual requirements

  • Reviews and coordinates Systems Communications and Data Communications System (DCS) issues

  • Conducts periodic reviews with the Rail contractor

  • Advises Project Team on Communications and DCS issues, defects, delivery

  • Tracks performance of contractor's Communications design and take appropriate action as required

  • Reviews the contractual submissions (plans, design, requirements, etc.) from the supplier

  • Records and manages Communications and DCS engineering issues and escalates where necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Computer Science is required

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with rail transportation and telecommunications

  • Deep knowledge of Rail Communications Systems elements such as Fibre Optics and Backbone Communications Networks, Telephone Systems, Voice/Data Radio Communications and Distributed Antenna System, CCTV, Passenger Information Display Systems, Intercom, Public Address System, SCADA, Local Area Networks, Master Clock, Intrusion Access Control, SNMP protocol and related applications, Communications component selection and procurement, etc.

  • Good capability in Systems Engineering and Integration activities, such as requirements development and management; verification and validation activities for communications systems; knowledge of quality processes and methods; basic knowledge of software development life cycle; Test plan/procedure/report development and execution; Systems document preparation; presentation and team leadership capacity; etc.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (or eligible) preferred

  • Experience in Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) is required

  • Experience in wireless and wired network design is required

  • Cisco or other network and firewall certifications would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity technologies/measures/strategies is an asset.

  • Proficiency in computer and software applications

  • Experience in UNIX and LINUX environments would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of CADD applications and their operation is an asset.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.