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Rail Systems Assurance and RAMS Manager

Americas Region
TOR0000R3 Requisition #

Arup is proud to be recognized by Fast Company in their third annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. We find solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the broadest impacts of our work. We strive to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future. This purpose shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. You’d be joining our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.


The responsibilities for the Rail Systems Assurance and RAMS include:

  • Resource planning for the Canada rail systems engineering team
  • Mentor staff to develop future leaders, develop staff skill sets, and promote learning from successes and challenges within the rail systems team
  • Develop the technical, commercial, and soft skills of rail systems staff
  • Recruiting of new staff to meet the demands of the business,
  • Support the Americas Rail Systems Engineering Leader by contributing to the overall leadership of the rail systems engineering and infrastructure practice in Canada
  • Be a strong ambassador of Arup culture and values,
  • Promote collaboration within rail systems, infrastructure and other skill and business groups within Arup locally, regionally, and globally, 
  • Active participation in the Americas rail skill network
  • Building relationships with current and future key clients and partners and fostering healthy long-term relationships,
  • Contribute to business development activities including positioning and authoring proposals,
  • Set bid strategies that ensuring compliance with Group strategy and bid guideline procedures, and developing, reviewing, and approving proposal document,
  • Developing schedule, hour, and cost estimates to complete work for major projects,
  • Achieve successful commercial delivery of the rail systems projects or portions of projects being delivered by the rail systems and infrastructure teams,
  • Proactive engagement with clients to prepare high quality, technically efficient and cost-effective project solutions; and
  • Fostering a culture and executing processes that achieve quality outcomes.


Typical Systems Assurance and RAMS lead activities will include:

  • Producing System Safety and RAM plans and models and setting up and implementing of typical System Safety and Assurance processes
  • Facilitating HAZID, FMEA/FMECA, WHATIF etc. workshops
  • Setting up and managing Hazard Logs
  • leading or undertaking system safety and RAM activities for feasibility, concept and detailed design of rail projects
  • SIL assessments
  • development of ALARP/SFAIRP assessments
  • Independent review of safety activities performed by others,
  • Development of safety critical and RAM critical items lists
  • Overall systems assurance and V&V
  • Independent review of RAM activities undertaken by others
  • Support the preparation of bids and tenders to help win work for the Firm



  • Able to demonstrate ability and experience in formulating and implementing System Engineering and Assurance plans and processes, and ensuring that project teams operate in accordance with those plans and processes
  • Able to explain modern systems assurance techniques and processes to engineers and managers
  • Experience with rail projects and their modern design lifecycles
  • Familiarity with current engineering, RAM, safety and security management practice
  • Familiar with railway performance modelling (including power modelling)
  • Experience of requirements management tools such as IBM DOORS
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Engineering
  • 10+ years’ rail industry recognized experience in design of complex rail systems projects.
  • Experience in systems assurance, integration, and implementation of rail systems such as signals, communications, track, and electrification 
  • Experience in rail operations simulations and modeling
  • Experience in rail systems assurance and V&V
  • Understanding of the competitive environment in Canada


Benefits that Work

At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our GRRSP 5% company match to help you save for your future. 


Flexible Working 

We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options include alternative schedules, part-time or reduced hours schedule, and/or the option to work remotely for a portion of your workweek. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The successful applicant will, therefore, be required, as a condition of employment, to provide Arup with satisfactory proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally-required accommodation required under applicable human rights legislation.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, provincial and local requirements, will consider requests for accommodation based on disability or creed/religion (e.g., sincerely held religious beliefs) where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow.  Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation. Should you require accommodation in the job application or interview process, please let us know by sending an email to americas@arup.com.



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