RAMS & System Engineering Specialist

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Website CAD Railway Industries Ltd.

Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (RAMS) & System Engineering Specialist


Cad Railway Industries Ltd was founded in 1968, headquartered in Montreal. We take pride on being North America’s leader of full-service solutions in the freight, passenger and commuter rail industries in Canada, the United States and offshore. Cad Railway has other facilities in Calgary, Lethbridge (under Caltrax banner) and has recently been selected by the ONxpress Transportation Partners association to provide all legacy fleet maintenance services for the Metrolinx rail fleet of approximately 1000 bi-level coaches and 90 locomotives. Cad Railway’s delivery team will operate Metrolinx’s rail maintenance facilities in Etobicoke and Whitby.


The RAMS & System Engineer Specialist will be responsible for technical analysis and related systems engineering work to ensure alignment with Metrolinx Legacy Fleet Maintenance and Operations Contract.

Reporting to the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Engineering Manager, accountable for working collaboratively with the management team to ensure all areas of System Engineering and RAMS processes are supported. Additionally, ensuring that business priorities are translated into comprehensive actions while partnering with other departments.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Ensure all deliverables and commitments are met including customer recommendations, concerns and issues
  • Provide practical recommendations relating to RAMS data and utilize the results to ensure continuous improvements
  • Ensure various Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are met with RAMS and fleet performance
  • Ability to create, track and present overall KPI’s to measure success
  • Measure, identify, and make recommendations to drive improvements in all aspects of fleet performance
  • Manage and perform technical analysis relating to fleet
  • Work with business processes and reliability improvement techniques
  • Understanding of client products including technical specifications
  • Identify and troubleshoot appropriate solutions for equipment failures
  • Identify potential areas of risk/opportunities, close gaps and escalate as needed
  • Promote optimization measures
  • Support cultural change management with the ability to address issues faced when introducing business improvement techniques
  • Support Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving using RCM methodologies, or agreed appropriate tools.
  • Ensure that all Health Safety and Environmental policies, processes and procedures are always adhered to.
  • Advise Senior Management of any developing issues or potential issues that could arise.
  • Produce timely relevant periodic reports, as required
  • Maintain a harmonious relationship with unionized maintenance employees
  • Manage and lead cross-functional process improvement projects and business wide improvement initiatives


  • Engineering Diploma or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years working as a RAMS/System/Vehicle Engineer
  • 2 to 3 years demonstrating application of RAMS methods and analysis
  • Demonstrates an understanding of configuration management
  • Experience in controlling and being accountable for results and overall performance of a project
  • Demonstrated ability to manage & track multiple KPIs
  • Excellent communication skills and impeccable ethics
  • Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills
  • Outstanding knowledge of the MS Office suite, in-depth knowledge of Excel.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience in heavy industries, internal combustion heavy machinery
  • Licensed with Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Experience with Electrical and Networking
  • Experience working with systems such as Microsoft DOORS
  • Military Experience
  • Familiar with the Transport Canada methods for risk evaluation and assessment for railway systems safety assurance
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.

CAD Railway Industries Ltd. provides an equal opportunity as an employer and we are dedicated to continuing to preserve a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for every individual- no matter of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and disability status.


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