Senior Manager, Line Extensions  (LIN000H)

Employee Status

: Regular

Office Name

: 20 Bay Street

Senior Manager, Line Extension

($123,045 – $165,540 per annum) 


Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


The Go Extension office is looking for a Senior Manager, Line Extensions to lead and provide overall management and oversight to corridor capital infrastructure projects across the network from concept to completion ensuring completion on time and within the approved budget.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Develops project strategies while providing overall administrative and technical leadership and oversight to multiple corridor project activities from concept to completion to ensure coordination of efforts and successful completion within approved budget

  • Plans, sets objectives and controls activities during the construction phase of the corridor projects in conjunction with Managers, project teams and Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders and partners (including regional and regulatory authorities, major railways etc.) in developing schedules and plans that maximize efficiency and timelines

  • Plans, manages and contributes to the pre-construction process by reviewing and approving all plans, schedules and tendering documents to ensure optimal coordination of projects throughout the RER network; reviews consultant proposals and develops recommendations for proposed projects consistent with strategic plan and business objectives

  • Develops and implements standards and manages critical paths/milestones by monitoring mechanisms for projects (i.e. budget, schedule, scope, risk, quality); regularly reports to Director on project status

  • Represents Metrolinx in the resolution of contractor’s and consultant’s disputes/claims arising from project undertakings (e.g. contractual dispute settlements, pre-litigation undertakings, “out-of-court” settlements, and legal proceedings conducted by the appropriate judicial court system)

  • Builds productive relationships with contractors, consultants, suppliers and regulatory authorities in order to facilitate project activities

  • Maintains industry relations with key consultants, suppliers and construction associations to exchange technical information and share best practice

  • Promotes a safe and healthy work environment; ensures project teams, contractors and trades comply with health, safety and environmental standards that meet or exceed legislated requirements

  • Plans, oversees and monitors progress of capital projects to ensure that planning objectives are delivered on time and within budget, and that anticipated business results are achieved; able to explain off-plan overages and exceptions and develop recovery plans as required

  • Creates a working environment that is aligned with the organization’s desire to be a “best company to work for”, ensuring that people resources possess the required skills, are properly aligned, and are provided with the resources to do the job

  • Provides senior leadership oversight and direction to staff and project teams (e.g. defines team member roles, responsibilities, and expectations); delivers timely feedback to ensure a cohesive operational unit and the optimum use of team skills; manages staff and monitors work assignments to ensure adherence to timelines; monitors the achievement of performance objectives; develops and implements action plans to address performance gaps

Location: 20 Bay St, Toronto, ON


File number: LIN000H







  • Completion of a degree in Applied Science, Engineering or a related discipline- or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience providing comprehensive engineering and project management services associated with the planning, design, and construction of transit facilities, station infrastructure, and related works.  Previous experience includes leading a team of technical professionals

  • Valid Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) license recognized by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) an asset. Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) certification would also be considered an asset. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would also be an asset.

  • Knowledge of Contract Law, Construction Liens Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and the requirements of the Professional Engineers Act. Knowledge of Human Resources legislation (e.g. Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.) to monitor and manage employees and contractors, including experience in the application of collective agreement provisions

  • Theories, principles, practices AND demonstrated experience of rail, civil and architectural design and construction; skill and proficiency in broad phases of engineering application. Project management principles and practices, including budget and schedule controls, to lead and direct cross functional teams and consultants engaged in simultaneous projects (e.g. development, project progress, related staff and project resources) and monitor project activities for adherence to timelines, budgets, and project performance objectives

  • Experience with vendor management to evaluate project tenders and review consultant proposals. Knowledge of budgetary processes and cost and schedule management is an asset. Knowledge of railway corridor infrastructure and related design and construction projects

  • Budget management to plan and monitor departmental budgets against limitations. Problem solving skills to analyze issues and provide solutions during the project lifecycle

  • Influencing skills to establish effective working relationships, negotiate, and deal with a variety of contacts, both internal and external to the organization; along with the ability to gain cooperation from individuals not under direct authority

  • Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation skills to present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity; to liaise with all levels within the organization and on construction sites;  to work effectively with specialists across multiple sectors.

  • Occasionally required to work nights and weekends to visit construction sites and public meetings

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than May 14, 2020.   


Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application. 


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.



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