(W-430) | Instrumentation and Monitoring Technician

(W-430) | Instrumentation and Monitoring Technician

23 May
Ontario Transit Group - Ontario Line - Southern Civil, Stations & Tunnel

23 May

Ontario Transit Group - Ontario Line - Southern Civil, Stations & Tunnel


Company Description

Are you looking for your next adventure? Let us tell you all about it! The project team at Ontario Transit Group are so proud to be part of Ontario’s future.

Ontario Line South

Our team is mobilizing its design and construction crews, with major works to commence in 2023. The South Civil contract is anticipated to be completed in 2030.

The project will strengthen Ontario’s economy by supporting an estimated 1,500 jobs at the peak of construction.

What is the project?

- A six-kilometre tunnel and associated tunnelling works from Exhibition to Don Yard portal (west of the Don River)
- Stations:
- One above-ground station to be integrated with the existing GO Transit Exhibition Station

- Two underground stations to be integrated with the existing TTC Osgoode and Queen subway stations
- Four new underground stations (King/Bathurst, Queen/Spadina, Moss Park, Corktown.

The Benefits to Ontario?

- Faster, more frequent and reliable access to rapid transit with more than 227,500 people will live within a 10-minute walk of an Ontario Line station
- Improving the quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
- Reducing crowding on the existing Line 1 (Yonge-University) subway
- Up to 57,000 more jobs will be accessible by transit (in 45 minutes or less) for Toronto residents
- Economic and community growth along the future transit line and thousands of job opportunities annually during construction
- Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing an alternative transportation option

Job Description

A Geo-structural Instrumentation and Monitoring Technician for the Southern Civil, Stations,

and Tunnel project is an interdisciplinary role in heavy civil engineering and geotechnical engineering. The primary responsibility of this field-office role is to assist the Senior Instrumentation Technician in installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting geo-structural instrumentation and monitoring systems used for the different construction faces of project. These systems measure and monitor various geotechnical and structural parameters in real-time, such as ground movements, deformations, stresses, loads, noise, and vibrations.

The specific job duties of a Geo-structural Instrumentation and Monitoring Technician may include:

- Conducting site visits to plan and determine the appropriate tools and equipment required for specific instrumentation installations and installing instrumentation and monitoring systems in accordance with project specifications and requirements.
- Leading the field works for installing sensors, including strain gauges, tiltmeters, inclinometers, SAAV, MPBX, piezometers, and other monitoring devices and data acquisition systems.
- Providing technical support to the construction team
- Installation, configuration, and maintenance of dataloggers and accessories: Modems, interfaces, multiplexors, antennas, signal cables, and solar panels, batteries to ensure that data is collected correctly and without interruptions.
- Perform Manual readings and download/record data and prepare factual reports, summaries, data sheets, or graphs to assist the instrumentation specialist with data interpretation linked to construction processes.

- Providing technical recommendations for modifications and repairs to instrumentation and monitoring systems.
- Communicating effectively with engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders on issues or works relating to monitoring and instrumentation and participating in site and staff planning and safety meetings.
- Help maintain databases of instrumentation records, calibration certificates of instruments and unit readouts, equipment manuals, and applicable standards.
- This position entails flexible working hours, including both day and night shifts, to fulfill the demands of city operations.
- Handling difficult situations with tact and diplomacy to maintain positive working relationships with all subcontractors, CA prime representatives, and stakeholders.

- Performing other related duties as required and maintaining a working knowledge of current instrumentation technology and trends in the industry.
- Executing diligently prescribed company technical procedures, safe work, environmental practices, and work plans.


The ideal candidate for this role should have a two-year diploma in civil engineering, electronics engineering, communications engineering, or a related field, with experience in geo-structural instrumentation and monitoring systems. They should also have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, work well in a team and be familiar with standard industry software and data analysis tools.

- We expect that Geo-structural Instrumentation and Monitoring Technician has at least 2 years of experience working on heavy civil construction projects.

- Good understanding of electronics, coding in python and using programming tools such as CRBasic editor, civil engineering, and construction procedures.
- Strong technical writing skills, and ability to present information concisely and clearly in reports.
- Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
- Ability to handle multi-tasking and maintain focus in a busy workplace.
- Good understanding of local Occupational and Health and Safety Policies and regulations
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
- Must be available on occasion to work evenings, nights, and weekends to meet project needs.
- Ability to provide innovative solutions, problem-solve and tackle new assignments effectively and efficiently.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Additional Information

Why OTG?

Welcome to Ontario Transit Group (OTG), located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, where diversity and passion collide. As we work on the groundbreaking Ontario Line project, we prioritize fostering a positive culture. Join us and be part of a team that celebrates our employees, organizes family events, and promotes health and wellness initiatives. Our commitment to personal and professional growth means annual performance reviews, salary increases, comprehensive health benefits, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, and career development opportunities.

At OTG, we embrace diversity, recognizing that it strengthens us as a team and as a company. We are an equal-opportunity employer,

encouraging applications from all interested candidates. We value Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, and individuals from gender and sexually diverse communities with intersectional identities. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for people with disabilities. If you're ready to be part of our dynamic team in one of the world's most diverse cities, don't wait any longer—apply now!

While we appreciate your interest, only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please note that we do not accept agency submissions.

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