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Rail and Transit Discipline Lead

IBI Group

IBI Group

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Arcadis is currently seeking a Rail and Transit Discipline Leader to join our Mobility Global Business Area (GBA) in Canada. This position can be based out of any of our Canadian offices.

The Rail and Transit Discipline Leader is a senior-level position responsible for providing leadership and expertise in rail and multi-modal transit engineering disciplines. The incumbent will oversee and guide a team of engineers, ensuring the successful delivery of projects related to rail and transit infrastructure. This role involves project management, technical expertise, and collaboration with various stakeholders to achieve high-quality and efficient outcomes.

As the Rail and Transit Discipline Leader, you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing the rail and transit discipline. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects and providing technical expertise in rail and transit engineering. Additionally, you will contribute to the improvement of the practice by prioritizing service delivery and client experience whilst ensuring we have the right team and skillsets to secure new work.

Your role will involve independent collaboration with multi-discipline teams, overseeing a diverse range of projects, including large transit programs. These programs may encompass infrastructure-related initiatives, including new or rehabilitated tunnels, tracks, stations, signaling, utilities, bridges, and systems.

In addition to your technical expertise and project management, you will take the lead in coordinating business development and client engagement activities, further enhancing our presence in the rail and transit sector.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Leadership and Team Management: Provide strong leadership to the rail and transit discipline team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Project Management: Oversee the planning, design, and execution of rail and transit projects from concept to completion, ensuring quality and timely delivery. Collaborate with project managers to resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Technical Expertise: Serve as the subject matter expert in rail and transit engineering, staying abreast of industry trends, standards, and best practices.
  • Delivery: Serve as a Design Lead or Technical Director on larger and/or strategic projects.
  • Client Interaction: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Team Development: Mentor and guide team members, fostering professional growth and development within the rail and transit discipline. Sourcing the right talent to build a strong and diverse team.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other discipline leaders and departments to ensure seamless integration of rail and transit components within larger projects.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure projects adhere to all relevant regulations, codes, and safety standards in the rail and transit sector.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience (15 years) in rail and transit engineering.
  • Proven track record in project management and team leadership.
  • In-depth knowledge of multi-modal transportation design standards and regulations.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain client relationships.
  • Experience in business development and proposal preparation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) license or relevant certifications preferred.

Additional Information

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.