Senior Expert - Structures and Civil Rail, Toronto/Canada

Logo: DB

Senior Expert - Structures and Civil Rail, Toronto/Canada

Professionals, Academic Professionals

Entry date: immediately Job No.: 129510
  • DB International Operations GmbH
  • Rail Transport, Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Fixed Term)
  • Toronto

Deutsche Bahn International Operations and Aecon Concessions have formed a partnership to operate and maintain the Regional Express Rail (RER) network in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area (GHTA), Canada. Deutsche Bahn International Operations GmbH is part of the Berlin headquartered DB group, a world-leading global railway engineering and infrastructure construction and operating business with an extensive international reputation for delivering successful rail development projects globally. Our partner Aecon is based in Canada, and they are a leading infrastructure company that connects roads and transit systems, communication networks and water infrastructure projects across North America and internationally.The partnership will be called ONxpress Operations Inc and the combined experience and capability of the ONxpress partnership enable us to bring the international experience of designing, constructing, and operating rapid transit solutions in high-density population and urbanization locations.

About the project:

This brownfield project will significantly enhance the service delivery proposition for riders across Toronto and surrounding areas and will ensure a long-lasting sustainable economic, environmental and lifestyle contribution to its current and longer-term society needs.


  • Ensures Asset-related datasets are correct and regularly kept up to date
  • Acts as the interface between all stakeholders for all structures and civil related topics
  • Provides strategic leadership and technical expertise to ensure ongoing (and future) effective Asset maintenance management occurs
  • Oversees, instructs and supervises O&M technicians / staff working onsite
  • Carries out frequent Asset inspections and evaluation of inspection results provided by others, in order to detect critical Asset conditions
  • Acts in compliance to technical Rulebooks and Guidelines (such as AREMA Standards, Transport Canada Regulations, national, provincial and local regulations)
  • Creates overview about individual Asset health and condition
  • Implements and updates the Asset Management and Maintenance Plans for Facilities
  • Forecasts the Asset behavior and develops technical measurements to improve the Asset condition
  • Collaborates and supports with IT team to implement ZEDAS IT solution for Asset documentation and enhanced Maintenance management
  • Supports Claim management function
  • Support other O&M workstreams such as structures and civil, Signaling, High Voltage Maintenance

  • Completion of a degree in Engineering, or related field – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
  • Ability to obtain Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) is required
  • Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) qualification or the ability to attain this status is considered an asset
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the maintenance of railroad structures & civils and all related systems
  • Willingness to work in a complex project, providing new ideas and facilitating collaboration and cooperation between diverse stakeholders to deal with construction and complex engineering issues.
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license
  • Good knowledge of building science and knowledge of Railway legislation (e.g. Railway Safety Act, etc.) and Transport Canada Rules and Regulations).
  • Knowledge of the principles of accountability and risk management
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices, including budget and schedule controls
  • Knowledge/experience in North American Railway operation process
  • Ability to work in outdoor, track environments


  • Opportunity to be part of an international organization shaping the rail transportation landscape in Canada
  • Continuous learning and development by way of transparent knowledge transfer by global railway experts
  • Gain valuable experience in a diverse and inclusive team of international industry experts
  • Make a difference by being part of a team fostering sustainable mobility 

This is a full time fixed term opportunity for 2 years with the potential to be extended

Your application

Now you can easily start the application process online.

Apply now

In case you match the profile and are interested in a complex task within the transport sector, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Please state your earliest possible availability as well as your salary expectations.

Please note that your application will be saved and used in electronic form as a part of the application process for this position.

Thank you for considering DB Engineering & Consulting as prospective employer!