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Safety Specialist

Job ID: R0140195 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Toronto, Canada

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Thales provides world-leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and interlocking for mass rail transit applications globally. The Centre of Competence for Urban Rail Signalling is located right before you at mid-town Toronto. As the largest office in Canada, we house a department for every step of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)! This includes Software, Hardware, Systems Design, Verification & Validation, Operations, etc. The supporting corporate shared services teams in Finance, Human Resources and IT is also located at the office. Our office space was designed to provide a sustainable, healthy workplace that expresses TRSS’s brand while increasing collaboration. Features include Greenguard furniture, EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and sliding glass doors on internal offices provide daylight and views to the outside. Come join the big Transport family, here in Toronto!

The Safety Engineering department is responsible for the safety of the products and project solutions developed and deployed by the Thales Urban Rail Signaling business line and compliance to safety principles, industry specific standards and best practices for the development of safety-critical systems.

The Safety Specialist is responsible for the execution of Safety Engineering activities in accordance with the company’s process, applicable industry standards and best practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that the Safety Engineering activities are executed in accordance with the company’s process, applicable industry standards and best practices

  • Perform hazard identification studies (HAZID, HAZOP), hazard analyses (PHA, SHA, OSHA, FTA), safety analyses (FFMEA, FMECA, FSA) and hazard management

  • Define safety requirements; analyze and evaluate design compliance with safety requirements and safety principles

  • Review the adequacy and completeness of the safety evidences and produce the corresponding Safety Case artifacts

  • Work as part of an integrated project team, promoting the company's safety policy and best practices

  • Report directly to the Manager, RAMS Engineering and liaise with the Chief Safety Architect

Key Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Electronics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical role in train control systems or automation in other industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical or nuclear

  • Good understanding of systems engineering, software engineering and functional safety

  • Knowledge of system safety lifecycle, system requirements definition, safety design concepts (system and software), safety and risk analysis

  • Experience with safety standards (CENELEC, IEC, IEEE, MIL), best practices, safety methods and techniques (HAZID, HAZOP, PHA, SHA, OSHA, FTA, FMEA/FMECA, FSA) and hazard management

  • Good technical writing skills, excellent communication and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. in Electronics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Knowledge of railway signaling systems, train control systems, fixed and moving block signaling principles, relay-based and/or computer-based interlocking design

  • Knowledge of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and/or Solid-State Interlocking (SSI)

  • Member of Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO) or Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)

Thales is required to follow mandatory customer policies as well as Federal and Provincial legislation, now and in the future.  This includes, but is not limited to, vaccination mandates and travel requirements.  This role requires you to work on a customer site and/or travel.   Therefore you must follow all mandatory customer policies and Federal and Provincial legislation as a condition of employment

Thales is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.


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