Electrical Engineer

Company: British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC)
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates two of Metro Vancouver’s 3 SkyTrain lines. SkyTrain is the first and one of the longest, fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world. It boasts an average on-time service performance rating of 95% and moves on average 250,000 passengers per weekday.

Both the SkyTrain lines operate out of BCRTC's Operations and Maintenance Centre in Burnaby, where more than 900 dedicated staff work in the areas of administration, engineering, elevator and escalator maintenance, field operations, vehicle maintenance, and wayside (station and guideway) maintenance.

The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Surrey. With future expansion of both Expo and Millennium lines upcoming, and the start of an infrastructure renewal in full swing, now is an exciting time to be part of our team. Come and explore what makes us one of BC’s Top Employers!


Primary Purpose

As the asset owner, applies professional engineering expertise to the assets and systems in the designated discipline and supports the safe, reliable and efficient rail transportation service delivery within an integrated, multi-jurisdictional environment.

Key Accountabilities

Participates in the development and refinement of asset engineering, management and maintenance strategy. Supports the development and implementation of annual maintenance plan, asset renewal plan, asset improvement plan and capital replacement plans. Participates in the development and refinement of engineering standards, policies and procedures for asset maintenance and projects to ensure the alignment with regulations, codes and industry best practices.

Provides innovative, professional engineering advice and guidance to engineering, asset management, asset maintenance and capital projects on quality assurance, compliance assurance and asset performance. Identifies asset problems and provides technical solutions. Supports the investigation on significant failures, conducts root cause analysis and presents reports/recommendations to senior engineer and principal engineer. Assists in the development of FMEA and FMECA where required. Ensures effective communication to all the stakeholders.

Provides engineering support to capital and non-capital projects of moderate to high risk and complexity. Reviews and makes recommendations on the approval of the technical specifications, drawings and documentations regarding assigned projects.

Participates in the development and refinement of configuration control procedures for asset maintenance. Recommends changes on asset configuration control documentations.

Participates in selecting appropriate techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering assignments. Investigates and reviews industry best practice in rail operations and asset maintenance and recommend changes to BCRTC practice. Investigates and reviews existing and emerging technology and recommend application to the SkyTrain systems as appropriate. Support business case development and the implementation of best practice and new technology.

Develops and maintains professional and trustworthy working relationship with stakeholders in BCRTC and across the enterprise. Supervises reporting staff, including all people practices such hiring, training and development, coaching, monitoring and performance management.


Education & Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant electrical engineering work experience including activities such as: design, construction, installation, troubleshooting, testing and start-up of equipment and systems;
  • Registered as a professional engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC;
  • Working knowledge with components of rail transit vehicles, wayside traction power, brake systems;
  • Experience with Communications Based Train Control systems, railway signaling, programmable controllers and electronic control is an asset;
  • Proven supervisory experience in a multi-discipline work environment and experience in project management; and
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Rate of Pay: Salary starting at: $83,479 per annum

How to apply

Please save your cover letter, and your resume as one PDF document and email it to [email protected]. If you are a current employee of TransLink, Coast Mountain Bus Company, BC Rapid Transit Company, or Transit Police, please apply internally.

An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario, and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us.

The total compensation package includes extended health, dental, transit pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.