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Project Engineer - Mass Electric Canada


Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 144899 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: MEC Transportation District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the administrative and technical aspects of constructing a project, managing a team of field and cost engineers.

The goal of rail transit design and construction is to produce fully integrated systems that meet clients’ long-range needs while delivering maximum return on invested capital. Each component must be expertly designed and constructed, and all system components must function together as a smoothly operating whole.  We are looking for the person that can assist our operational leaders in supporting this mission.

Do you have strong interpersonal and information management skills?  In this role, you will be the main conduit of information between the construction manager and the team for cost, revenue, cash flow information. Do you have strong mentorship skills?  You will have the opportunity to develop the people below you. If this sounds like a match for you, read on! #LI-HM1


District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, and an industry leader in transit and rail systems’ construction and maintenance throughout the United States and Canada. MEC specializes in the installation of Overhead Contact Systems (OCS), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Signaling and Train Control, Communications, and Control Centers. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


Pursuit and Bid Phase

  • Understand contract requirements and ability to concisely summarize, effectively communicate and support pursuit team with developing plan and budget for implementation
  • Cost effective development of pre-bid engineering needs for construction estimate basis
  • Assess potential outside design consultants and provide guidance for teaming / subcontracting arrangements as well as evaluate estimated design costs
  • Analyze technical specifications and drawings with the ability to determine the scope of work and materials and evaluate and propose alternative and compliant technical solutions which provide competitive advantage
  • Identify, quantify, manage risk – performance based and technical requirements
  • Technical proposal – develop narrative and technical descriptions in response to technical system questions / criteria
  • Evaluate, design and implement systems to support and enhance business operations
  • Coordinate and serve as a liaison between MEC Staff and outside engineers / consultants


Build-Work Phase

  • Provide on-going design management over-site to jobsites across North America.  This would include collaborating with both the designer and suppliers as needed
  • Conduct engineering reviews to identify efficiencies that can be achieved or resolve foreseeable technical issues.
  • Provide technical assistance in providing procurement specifications, product selection and comparing material cost to constructability costs for a holistic view of the total installed cost
  • Review product submittals from suppliers and ensure seamless integration of all products into a functional and compliant system.
  • Review manufacturing test procedure and witness factory acceptance tests
  • Review field testing procedures and help ensure jobsites successfully deliver systems to clients
  • Develop and prepare factory and field integrated test plans and procedures.



•   Ability to travel and relocate as needed
•   Undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering or equivalent
•   5+ years’ work experience in construction or engineering
•   Experience managing engineers
•   Ability to read, analyze and identify discrepancies on engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents
•    Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
•    Must have experience in system integration and sub-system design management in the rail industry in areas such as electrification, train control and communication.
•    Ability to perform or competently manage Load Flow Study (Traction power system), Block design (Train Control and Communications systems) or design cantilever allocations (OCS).


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.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further. 

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

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