Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Railway Signal Engineer located in Scarborough, Ontario.

Our Company

In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada and the United States. The company has over 5,000 employees working out of a network of more than 20 offices.


  • Provide professional guidance and technical information to assigned personnel, organize and coordinate with other engineering and operating groups.
  • Prepares logic design concepts for both standard and unique situations to meet specific project requirements.
  • Prepare specification documents for contractor use.
  • Assess complete engineering design packages to ensure conformance to specific project requirements and established principles and procedures.
  • Identifies and quantifies all material required to meet specific project requirements.
  • Prepares quotations and indicates possible cost/deliver problems and includes recommendations to resolve problems.
  • Prepares estimates for assigned projects following established guidelines and clear and concise submittals containing the appropriate documentation, identifying deviations.
  • Review test procedures to ensure compliance to specific project testing requirements.
  • Prepare design plans for grade crossings and typical railroad installations (end of sidings, intermediate signals, etc.)
  • Identifies training requirements and assists in the development and implementation of both internal and external programs.

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Railway Operation.
  • Familiar with the operation of and signal design using Grade Crossing Predictors angel Signaling Systems.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a project team setting.
  • Familiar with Canadian Railroad Safety Standards.
  • Knowledge of CN and CP Railway Signals standards would be an asset.

Competency Requirements (Advanced to Expert Level)

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness, Strategic Perspective