Train Signaling System Project Coordinator

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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)
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Job Description:

Parsons is hiring for a Signaling System Project Coordinator within the Rail and Systems team. This role would be based in Edmonton, Canada, and would require you to be onsite. This role will report to the Project Manager for this discipline and assist in the day-to-day activities required for the delivery of the Signaling System package within the allotted Time and Budget, with due level of Quality and Safety and in compliance with the contract and any applicable requirements. 

The role includes coordination of the design with the construction requirements, follow-up on all activities including manufacturing, factory testing, transport, delivery, storage, installation, and Testing & Commissioning (T&C) for the discipline, ensuring proper integration with the interfacing and overarching systems, handover activities as well as follow-through on the post construction activities such as performance demonstration during the defect notification period, until the final handover of the work package.

Main Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Retrieve progress from SIG
  • Track progress for design, ICDs, RFIs, procurement, installation and other relevant KPIs
  • Review the subcontractor(s) documents and administer the Aconex review process with the relevant parties: lead designer, RAMS, Quality, T&C, etc.
  • Package the subcontractor(s) documents for submission to the EOR/City
  • Organise with the subcontractor(s) and the City the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) events as required in Canada and abroad. Attend the FAT if needed.
  • Review and follow through the subcontractor(s) and Installer’s schedules, both main schedules and 3 week look-ahead
  • Work with the MIP Installation team to ensure that Field Change Requests (FCR) that arise get answered timely
  • Coordinate field activities between Signalling and Interfaced systems (internals and externals)
  • Follow applicable safety policies and procedures and enforce their application by subcontractor(s) and direct reports.
  • As the project progresses beyond the construction phase, the role will transition to:
    • T&C-related tasks such as:
      • Coordination of the pre-installation tests of the SIG equipment in MIP staging facilities, with the subcontractor(s) test team and coordinators of at least COMMS and TSC (Traffic Signal Control) packages
      • Reviewing site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and System Integration Testing (SIT) procedures and witnessing the execution of SATs and SITs
    • Track the Non-Conformity Reports (NCR) and seek for their resolution
    • Coordinate the final close-out / turnover documentation: O&M manuals, training manuals, as-builts, spare parts lists and deliveries, and warranty certificates

The Candidate will have to contribute and/or follow up the following tasks:

  • Review the subcontractor(s) deliverables through the RFQ process and support the PM in the qualification process (mostly tracking the list of deliverables and reviewing some deliverables, like BoQ, statement of compliance, etc.)
  • Review the Designer’s documents for the various facilities for constructability
  • Follow up the comments from the City’s review (ROCO) and their resolution with the subcontractor(s) engineers and lead designer/EOR
  • Coordination with procurement for launching the POs timely.
  • Coordination with the warehouse responsible for the reception of materials
  • Coordination with the installer for the delivery of materials, after pre-installation tests in MIP staging facilities, for on-site installation
  • Aid in the resolution of interface issues that may arise between two or more interfacing vendors with the objective of achieving resolution and closure on all relevant Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
  • Lead the weekly progress meetings on behalf of the PM (when needed), record and circulate the minutes of meeting
  • Attend the technical meetings with the Designer/EOR and subcontractor(s) when required (in coordination with the PM)
  • Schedule and lead on behalf of SIG any required installation coordination meetings with Traffic Control/Signals, Facilities and other MIP subcontractors
  • Ensure/enforce conformance of the Signalling System activities and deliverables to the project’s quality requirements
  • Support the post-execution activities in the Infrastructure Performance Demonstration (IPD) phase in relation to the Signalling System
  • Perform other tasks as required by the Rail & Systems team


  • Attained a bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology or computer science (or work experience in a related field)
  • Broad technical knowledge and project coordinating experience (min. 3 years) in Signalling Systems on railways projects: TCS (Interlocking), TRPS, ATP, CTC, TWC, etc.
  • Experience in Tram or LRT lines is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Traffic Control systems is a plus
  • General understanding of interfaces: system to system; system to facility; system to Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) etc.
  • Excellent communications and problem-solving skills; ability to recognize and analyze gaps; and a team player
  • English proficiency is mandatory (reading/writing / speaking) – French is a plus
  • AFP / PPP / P3 construction project work experience is an asset
  • PMP or Prince 2 certification is a plus

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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