Project Manager II, Systems Engineering

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Plans, manages, executes and controls one or multiple assigned infrastructure and engineering projects involving larger scope, risk, impact and sensitivity. Ensures the successful delivery according to Enterprise engineering project management standards, governance and procedures.


Plans, manages, executes, and controls all aspects of assigned capital projects involving larger scope, risk, impact and sensitivity, in alignment with the divisional strategy and departmental objectives.

Leads the strategic planning of assigned capital projects, including defining the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management; creating business cases/justifications and work plans, determining the objectives and measurements, determining the budget, resources, and stakeholders; setting up the project schedule and reviewing plans.

Manages and monitors assigned projects through implementation, including executing the project according to the project plan; creating project management records and documentations; monitoring the project progress and financial status of the project. Anticipates and proactively manages change throughout the project life cycle.

Prepares contracts, Requests for Proposals (RFP) and tender documents for projects, including terms and conditions, scope of work definition, technical requirements, project specific requirements and project schedule constraints.

Presents and reports the project progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and key project metrics to the senior leadership team. Provides suggestions and recommendations to the senior leadership team on risk management and project delivery.

Manages cross functional project teams and stakeholders across the enterprise. Develops and maintains a respectful and productive relationship with all stakeholders. Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors to seamlessly execute projects.

Provides expert advice and recommendations on engineering project management standards, governance and procedures to continuously improve the enterprise project management practices.

Provides technical guidance to Project Managers at lower levels.



The competencies for this position would typically be acquired through completion of a university degree in Engineering and/or Business. A PMP certification is required. Requires seven (7) years of previous experience in engineering project management. 

Other Requirements:

Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of project management.

Advanced interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Advanced analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to resolve critical and high impact issues.

Advanced time management and organization skills to balance and coordinate effort across multiple, concurrent activities.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

Solid technical skills in business and project management computer applications and databases. 

Other Information

The Systems Engineering department is responsible for delivering capital projects for the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC, or SkyTrain), Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) as well as other stakeholders within the TransLink Enterprise.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience managing capital projects in operational systems in rail applications, such as:

- Automatic Train Control
- Telecommunications
- Power
- Life Safety (Tunnel Ventilation, Fire and Life Safety Systems)
- Intrusion Systems
- Safety assurancePreference will also be given to candidates who have experience delivering projects in accordance with the Systems Engineering lifecycle. 
- This position is for delivery of capital projects in operational systems. This position does not involve delivery of projects related to software development or information technology.

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation


This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C. 

Rate of Pay

Salary $107,822 - $134,777 per annum (Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity)

The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply

Please click the 'Apply' button at the top right corner of the page or go to to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: February 21, 2023
Closing Date: Until it is filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

TransLink is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce, representative of the customers we serve and the many communities in the Metro Vancouver region. We welcome and encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Learn more about TransLink's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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