Principal Systems Assurance Engineer

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Date: Nov 27, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 88677 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!



Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch, a full-service consultancy, is currently seeking a highly motivated Principal Systems Assurance Engineer to join the Rail Systems, Assurance team in Mississauga, ON.


Reporting to the Director, Systems Assurance, in this role the successful candidate will take leadership roles for safety programs on large scale rail developments as part of Hatch’s successful global practice rail systems and assurance practice.  Our ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of systems engineering and assurance, RAMS, and Safety Management Systems relative to the complete operation of in the railway.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record in engineering safety management and safety team leadership.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Lead project teams in review and development of system assurance analyses and documentation throughout the project lifecycle:
    • Safety and Risk Analyses – Review and develop analyses including PHA, IHA, SHA, SSHA and knowledge of safety analysis techniques including fault tree analyses, FMECAs, etc.
    • Reliability Analyses – Review and develop analyses including RAM Allocation, RAM Analysis and FRACAS and knowledge of reliability analysis techniques, including reliability modelling and reliability block diagrams.
  • Lead project teams in performance of Hazard Management, including:
    • Develop processes/procedures to set up and maintain Hazard Log Management tool.
    • Leading and participating in HAZOP and HAZID studies.
  • Develop project schedules or provide Project Managers with guidance as to the inputs required for RAMS tasks and expected durations for RAMS tasks.
  • Lead project teams in performance of Systems Assurance Planning in Reliability and/or Safety Studies, including development of Safety Certification Plans, Safety Management Plans, Safety Case Plans and RAM Plans.
  • Lead project teams in review of verification/validation evidence for incorporation into Project Safety Cases.
  • Conduct Assurance Audits and Assessments for Safety, RAM of 3rd party vendors and suppliers.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to systems assurance engineers to execute Systems Assurance Programs for Clients.
  • Prepare technical documents/reports for presentation to clients, stakeholders, project teams, etc.
  • Develop and present material/participate in client/stakeholder workshops.
  • Development of System Safety Cases and Assurance Cases.
  • Interface with design teams, management, rail/transit operators and suppliers.
  • Continuous, effective communication and relationship building with Clients in the development and implementation of projects.


You will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering discipline (e.g., electrical, mechanical).
  • P.Eng.  designation or eligible to apply.
  • 15 years or greater of experience working for a railway authority, rail supplier or consultancy.
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment and in leading a systems assurance team in transit/rail infrastructure projects.
  • Complete railway, project wide RAMS experience.
  • Experience of the design lifecycle as well as experience with transit/rail assurance standards such as AREMA, IEEE, MIL-STD-882, EN50126, EN50128 and EN50129 is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience executing assurance process to obtain safety certification for railway projects.
  • Knowledge of rail systems, including but not limited to signaling, tunnel ventilation, traction power, overhead catenary, track, structures, communications, EMI/EMC and rail vehicles.
  • Knowledge of hazard analysis management in a large rail/transit project environment.
  • Knowledge of DOORS or other requirement management tools and their application in a rail/transit infrastructure project environment.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering process, including INCOSE and/or IEC 15288.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel, including external clients, vendors and other team members.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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