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Communications Systems Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Toronto, ON, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 154520 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Communications System Engineer in our growing Rail Transit System Engineering Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 

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 RRSP plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position is based out of Calgary, Alberta. There may also be opportunities in other Kiewit offices across Canada.


  • Support senior engineer or manager for all facets of communications system engineering effort
  • Support developing the scope of work for communications system engineering tasks 
  • Develop and maintain company’s Standard Operating Procedure and Design Manual (SYSOP-DM) documents for supporting manager
  • Maintaining Communication Lab including tasks: building training procedures, testing procedures to meet Lab training and testing requirements
  • Building and maintaining training materials for juniors and/or new teams.
  • Support senior engineer or manager for related schedules and budgets for assigned project elements; monitor progress against schedule and budget requirements; and identify and document changes in scope
  • Support determining the applicable scope of work for procurement of materials and equipment, procurement schedules and budgets for assigned project buy outs; monitor progress to maintain those procurements; and interface with procurement and subcontract personnel to facilitate the bid process
  • Support senior engineer or manager for coordinating work among other discipline leads towards successful deliverables and completion of projects
  • Prepare and/or review technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management
  • Produce detail design plans for all communications and network systems to support the communications related equipment. 
  • Perform studies to support the deployment of various communications systems.
  • Support managing third party subcontractors to complete necessary detail design communication activities 
  • Ability to select technology, devices, equipment and/or components to meet performance requirements.  
  • Assess potential outside design consultants.
  • Provide guidance for Intermediate, Junior Engineer/Designers and subcontracting arrangements as well as evaluate estimated design costs.
  • Other supporting tasks deemed necessary by the senior leadership


  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering, electronics engineering, information systems engineering or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum 5~10 years of progressive work experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to:
    • Communications system design, and construction. This includes, but is not limited to, the Network backbone, the Fiber optic network, SCADA, Network architecture and configuration, Public Address, Passenger Information System, CCTV, IP-PBX System, Access Control system, Maintenance Management System, Radio system, Network interface with safety critical and auxiliary systems, 
    • Regulations and standards for communications system design, operation, and maintenance
    • Intermediate understanding of other subsystems such as train control, supervisory control, traction power, tunnel ventilation, and auxiliary electrical systems
    • Intermediate understanding of on-board/ wayside interface
    • Intermediate understanding, at minimum of communications system aspect of train control technologies such as ATC, PTC, and CBTC
  • At least 5 years of Oil & Gas or Rail Transit communications system project experience is required.
  • P.Eng. is an asset
  • Ability to travel as business requires



Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

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.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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