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Technical Safety Specialist

ID de la oferta R0086245 Fecha de publicación Feb. 25, 2020 Lieu: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full time, Regular Employee
Location: Toronto, Canada

L’Activité Mondiale Systèmes de Transport Terrestre fournit des solutions de signalisation ferroviaire pour les grandes lignes et les transports urbains, des systèmes intégrés de communication et de supervision, des solutions billettiques et les services associés.

Thales fournit des systèmes de commande de trains par télécommunications (CBTC) et des systèmes d’enclenchement destinés au secteur des transports en commun sur voie ferrée à l'échelle mondiale. Le centre de compétences pour la signalisation ferroviaire urbaine est situé au centre-ville de Toronto. Nous sommes le plus grand bureau situé au Canada et nous disposons d’un service pour chaque étape du cycle de vie du développement logiciel (SDLC). Cela comprend le logiciel, le matériel, la conception des systèmes, la vérification et la validation, les opérations, etc. Les équipes de services partagés dans les domaines des finances, des ressources humaines et des technologies de l’information sont également situées sur ce site. Notre espace de bureau est conçu pour fournir un milieu de travail sûr et durable qui correspond à la marque TRSS et qui favorise la collaboration. Le mobilier répond aux normes Greenguard, les appareils ménagers sont certifiés EnergyStar et les adhésifs et produits d'étanchéité répondent aux critères de faible émission. De plus, les portes coulissantes en verre laissent entrer la lumière dans les bureaux intérieurs qui offrent ainsi une vue sur l'extérieur. Venez vous joindre à la grande famille du Transport, ici à Toronto !

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Thales provides world-leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and interlocking for mass rail transit applications globally. The Centre of Competence for Urban Rail Signalling is located right before you at mid-town Toronto. As the largest office in Canada, we house a department for every step of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)! This includes Software, Hardware, Systems Design, Verification & Validation, Operations, etc. The supporting corporate shared services teams in Finance, Human Resources and IT is also located at the office. Our office space was designed to provide a sustainable, healthy workplace that expresses TRSS’s brand while increasing collaboration. Features include Greenguard furniture, EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and sliding glass doors on internal offices provide daylight and views to the outside. Come join the big Transport family, here in Toronto!

Key Accountabilities

  • To provide direction and advise on technical safety issues and ensure that the system design meets contractual and product safety requirements.
  • To review and approve the System Safety Plan and ensure the safety activities are in accordance to company’s process, best practices and applicable standards.
  • To provide technical leadership to the Safety team by defining the Safety Case Strategy, developing safety methods and sharing expert level knowledge.
  • To coordinate the resolution of technical safety issues, propose cost-effective solutions and ensure the residual risk is tolerable.
  • To work effectively with other disciplines and ensure the design incorporates safety concepts and principles, and the verification and validation evidence produced throughout the system lifecycle is sufficient to demonstrate safety. To review and approve the Safety Case.
  • To perform hazard and safety analyses, modeling and simulation studies to verify the train control system is safe.
  • To develop and maintain safety management process and guidelines and coach others.

Key Tasks

  • Recognize opportunities for, and encourage, cross-use and cross-acceptance of safety certifications and Safety Cases.
  • Represent Safety in technical meetings involving safety-related issues.  Participate in, influence, and approve design decisions impacting or potentially impacting safety.
  • Exercise safety leadership on the product and/or project, and is accountable for the technical safety of the train control system.
  • Prepares safety requirement specifications by analyzing and decomposing customer safety requirements.
  • Perform technical trade off evaluations to identify the system safety engineering design choices with associated advantages and disadvantages.
  • Review and approve the Hazard Log and associated hazard analyses.
  • Identify and anticipate risks and opportunities, and propose mitigation actions.
  • Prepares technical proposals, reports, presentations, change evaluations and responses to customer requests. Provides technical Bids and Proposals support as assigned.
  • Works with customers and Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) to achieve safety approval and acceptance of the train control system.
  • Defines processes and best practices covering the entire safety activities and system lifecycle.
  • Trains, leads and supervises junior members of the RAMS Engineering team.
  • Supervise other Safety Specialists and consultants by defining their work, methodology and approach, monitoring their progress, and directing them on priorities.
  • Resolves safety related issues by participating in the Safety Committee, as required.
  • Ensures that safety requirements can be verified; review safety test procedures and reports to confirm sufficient coverage of safety requirements.
  • Verify the safety of the system by performing:
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA);
  • Functional Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FFMEA);
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
  • Functional Hazard Analysis (FnHA);
  • Functional Safety Analysis (FnSA); and
  • Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard Operability (HAZOP) studies.
  • Accountable for performing the work correctly within cost and schedule limits as defined in approved Work Package.
  • Provide support to resolve safety related issues by participating in the Safety Committee, as required.
  • Report directly to the Manager RAMS Engineering and liaises with the Chief Safety Architect, and work closely with other team members, both in Safety team and from other functional teams, to meet project objectives.

Key Requirements

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of fixed and moving block signalling principles, relay based and computer based interlocking design, and control tables.
  • Experience in design interface to wayside (e.g., points, track circuits, signals) and rolling stock equipment.
  • Familiarity software on real time safety critical systems.
  • 10+ years train control experience and/or automatic control systems in other industry.
  • Knowledge of safety program and safety lifecycle for complex (safety critical) systems.
  • Experience with train control systems and the associated hazard, safety and risk analysis.
  • Good understanding of safety principles, and ability to evaluate safety and operational impact.
  • Experience with safety standards (CENELEC, MIL, MoD, IEEE, IEC), methods and techniques (FMEA/FMECA, FTA, FHA).
  • Good technical writing skills, good communication and analytical skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral.
  • Computer skills, MS Office; DOORS; Item ToolKit, RAM Commander, Isograph.
  • Knowledge of Thales products is desirable.
  • Safety analysis methods and techniques – FTA, FMEA/FMECA, HAZID/HAZOP, PHA, SHA, FnHA
  • Proof of Safety/Safety Case – GPSC, GASC, SASC
  • Safety standards EN 50126/128/129/159
  • Approves safety qualifications of Thales products, external interfaces and installed systems.
  • Selection of technical solutions.
  • Evaluate performance of technical staff.
  • Define work packages/methods/plan/techniques for junior group members.
  • Manages and schedules work plan within budget & time allowances given.
  • Participate in engineering activities ensuring the "built-in safety" of Thales train control systems.
  • Utilizing internationally recognized hazard and safety analysis techniques to develop and follow through the completion of formal Proof of Safety of Thales solutions.
  • Be part of a team that is responsible for the timely and effective execution of the combined tasks and activities of safety management and safety engineering to achieve the system safety requirements throughout the system life cycle.
  • Relevant new technology is incorporated in design/enhancement of products
  • System requirements are accurately and completely defined
  • System design meets the customer and regulatory requirements
  • To maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with many other suppliers and user groups.
  • To meet deadlines on the development programs involving new design challenges.
  • To adjust work plans to frequent injections of unplanned work activities.
  • To produce accurate cost estimates and workable functional designs in a frequently changing environment.
  • To keep up to date on new analysis techniques
  • To plan, drive and perform specific safety activities in accordance with the company process and safety schedule. To report progress and escalate issues to Chief Safety Architect and RAMS Manager.
  • To fulfil the role of Work Package Manager (WPM) and/or Project Safety Manager, as defined by company process, and as required.
  • To cooperate closely and effectively with key stakeholders (requirements manager, designer, implementer, verifier, validator, assessor) in order to sure functional and technical safety of the solution and compliance to applicable standards.
  • To develop new and creative methods for analyzing design and problem-solving skills in order to identify effective design solutions to meet operational and safety objectives.
  • To work with others as a team member and to promote company safety policy and RAMS Engineering image within the company and with customers.
  • To keep up to date on new analysis techniques, methods, best-practices, process improvements and applicable standards.
  • To manage time and priorities to meet project milestones and coordinate the work of other Safety Specialists.

Chez Thales, nous proposons des CARRIÈRES passionnantes, pas de simples emplois. Fort de ses 80 000 collaborateurs dans 68 pays, Thales a mis en place une politique de mobilité permettant, chaque année, à des milliers d'employés de faire progresser leur carrière tant dans leur domaine d’expertise que dans de nouveaux domaines de compétences, cela aussi bien dans leur pays d’origine qu’à l'étranger. Ensemble, nous pensons qu’adopter une politique de flexibilité est une manière plus actuelle de travailler. C’est ici que commence votre parcours exceptionnel, postulez sans tarder!

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales s’engage à promouvoir un lieu de travail diversifié et inclusif pour tous. Thales s’engage à fournir des accommodements à toute les étapes du processus de recrutement. Les candidats retenus pour une entrevue qui ont besoin d’accommodement sont priés d’en informer à la suite de l’invitation pour une entrevue. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour répondre à vos besoins. Toutes les informations relatives à l'accommodement fourni seront traitées de manière confidentielle et utilisées uniquement dans le but de fournir une expérience de candidat accessible.

Thales is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.


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