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Rail Systems Requirements Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 146579 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding a Rail Systems Requirements Manager to our growing Rail/Transit organization.  This is a high performing group of experts in the design/delivery of Rail/Transit projects.  The goal of the KIE design-build management group is to employ experienced rail systems professionals to develop standards, lead engineering teams, offer training and provide support to the districts and projects on design-build work so that a successful outcome in regard to scheduling and financial performance can be achieved. In this role, you will lead successful systems integration / systems engineering requirements activities, and coordinate with other engineers at peer and junior to mid / senior level. The position is expected to operate with minimum supervision, will be integrated into a team of engineers or the third-party engineering contractors, and to set the stage and manage all requirements activities from the bid phase through delivery of the project.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support. 

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position can be based remotely in Canada or at one of our Kiewit offices, and will require travel as needed 25% of the time. 


Serve as the Rail Systems Requirements Manager in the conceptual, preliminary, and final design for complex rail transit projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team in providing systems engineering & integration requirements responsibilities and oversight for rail transit projects involving Ultra- Wide Band (UWB), traction power, signaling and train control equipment, third rail and/or OCS poles, messenger and contact wire runs, installation of traction power substation and signal buildings, public address equipment, voice and data communication, telephones, fiber optic, CCTV, security alarm, fire detection and suppression, computer systems, and systems integration testing and startup activities.
  • Responsible for managing all requirement management activities using either Helix ALM or IBM Doors Suite of tools
  • Deployment and application of Kiewit standard processes and tools
  • Requirement Management tool deployment according to project / customer requirements
  • Training and support on process and tools for the project team
  • Owner of the Requirements Management Plan and Requirements Traceability Matrix demonstrating the solution compliancy to contract requirements through requirement traceability through all phases of the project life cycle
  • Working with the configuration and change management personnel at the project level
  • Establish and maintain a systematic, documented, comprehensive, and KPI’s through the projects

Understanding of construction means and methods, that includes familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required.

Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems is preferred.


  • Undergraduate degree in construction engineering, construction management or a related degree or comparable work experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in all aspects of managing commercial construction projects with a proven track record of successful outcomes.
  • Minimum 8+ years of progressive work and project experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to;
    • Rail & Transit system design, construction, testing and commissioning
    • Understanding and experience in Requirements Management Principles and processes applied in Rail/Transit Design and construction
    • Demonstrable understanding of the Configuration and Change Management Principles
    • Knowledgeable in railway standards such as AREMA, MIL-STD, IEEE and EN
    • Demonstrable knowledge, understanding and use in HELIX ALM, DOORS or similar Requirement Management Tools
    • Engineering Concepts, including Design, Verification & Validation, and System
    • Basic to intermediate understanding of other subsystems such as communications, supervisory control/ SCADA, traction power, tunnel ventilation, on-board, and auxiliary electrical systems
  • Rail & Transit project experience with Los Angeles Metro and/or New York Metro market is a PLUS, but not necessary.
  • Membership with active participation to professional organizations such as AREMA or APTA is desirable.
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization/time management skills


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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