Metrolinx DESIGN REVIEW SPECIALIST (15-388) Contract in Toronto, ON


Branch Toronto ON CA

Toronto, ON

DESIGN REVIEW SPECIALIST. Our Stations Centre of Excellence is seeking a Design Review Specialist to provide inter-disciplinary design expertise in development,…

Job Description:

(Contract Position – up to 1 year)

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson Express. Our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Metrolinx is a diverse and dynamic organization where employees embody our values: Playing as a Team, Serving with Passion, and Thinking Forward. Join us as we work together to transform the way the region moves.

Our Stations Centre of Excellence is seeking a Design Review Specialist to provide inter-disciplinary design expertise in development, coordination, and review of technical standards, and infrastructure design and implementation.

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative, design, editing, technical, estimating and prioritizing advice and expertise to Engineering staff, through all project stages; being customer service centric throughout the course of each process, with the goal to improve the customer experience.
Conducts forecasts and cost analyses on project engineering, construction and contingency designs, and ongoing operational and maintenance costs of project designs; recommends and implements appropriate changes to protect to minimize costs.
Integrates, through comprehensive design review, the civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, illumination, communication, acoustic, and signage, to optimize physical infrastructure for quality customer service and efficient operations.
Reviews and evaluates consultant studies, reports, design proposals, specifications and contract documents to ensure that they meet Metrolinx policies, procedures and standards.
Attends construction meetings to provide technical expertise and guidance on the development and implementation of projects, influencing the designs to meet long-term requirements, cost effectiveness and, most of all, the customer’s needs.
Location: 20 Bay Street, Toronto

File Number : 15-388

Completion of a university degree in Urban Planning, Transportation or Architecture from a recognized university or any combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would be considered an asset.
Minimum eight (8) years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and operations of transit facilities.
Knowledge of Multi-discipline engineering design theories, concepts, principles and practices relevant to transit facilities.
Exposure to operations, maintenance and construction management standards and practices, including the ability to understand construction, operating and maintenance documents.
Knowledge of Contract Law, Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, and the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario.
Strong problem solving, analytical and project management skills.
Strong verbal/written communications skills are essential.
Must have a valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing and the ability to maintain same.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than August 9, 2015 .
As part of our new online application process, the system will now house one single resume and will reference this resume for all of your applications with Metrolinx. This will be your most recently updated resume.

The system will allow you to upload one single document, so please ensure that any supplementary documents to your resume (i.e. cover letter, certifications, etc.) are merged into a single file prior to uploading. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-30
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