Bechtel Corporation Senior Rail Systems (Communications) Engineer in Reston, Virginia
Requisition ID: 203743
This position is for a Senior Rail systems (Comms) Engineer who will prepare designs and lead engineering teams in the development and delivery of of rail systems portion of an integrated railway comprised of system-wide components. The Senior Rail systems (Comms) Engineer is responsible for direct production of design work by Bechtel as well as for managing the scope and integration of work assigned to subcontracted design entities. The position will include work supporting business development and delivery of studies and proposals, and may ultimately transition to a project-specific assignment, typically in a lump-sum, design-build project environment. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, and the desire to innovate designs and engineering work processes.
Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to rail projects
Prepare conceptual studies, designs, reports, proposals, value engineering studies or alternate technical concepts (ATCs) in accordance with Bechtel Engineering Procedures
Coordinate design development with other departments which may include construction, estimating, project controls, procurement, and contracts management
Perform standard engineering work planning, scheduling, and job hour estimating
Monitor and ensure compliance with project budgets, schedules, quantities and quality requirements
Provide technical direction and assign work to subordinate engineers, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments
Review and check work of subordinate engineers
Coordinate and integrate design work between engineering disciplines and other design entities
Interface with clients and stakeholders to make presentations, define project requirements, and obtain contractual and statutory approvals
Assist in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provide input for their performance evaluations.
Prepare procurement and subcontract requisition documents and perform associated technical bid evaluations
Prepare and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders
Resolve technical issues with construction and travel to the field to assist as required
Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
Make business trips, or potentially relocate, to construction site, project office or client location as required
Detailed knowledge of rail systems engineering, including the following systems:
Backbone communications systems
Passenger visual information systems
Public address, intercom and related audio systems
CCTV and security systems
Security, intrusion detection, and access control
Fare systems, including vending and validation
Radio systems, including fixed base, portable, and onboard systems. This includes propagation effects and ensuring adequacy of coverage.
Interfacing with signaling systems
Interfacing with traffic signals (for at grade crossings)
Emergency trip systems
Control center design, including HMI, wall display, and ergonomic design
Knowledge of engineering processes, procedures, interface management and quality control, specifically:
Verification and validation requirements
Interfaces with life safety systems
Interface tracking and coordination
Contractual and regulatory compliance
Accountable for the delivery of rail systems portion of an integrated railway comprised of system-wide components
Reviewing and assessing technical submissions from Professional Service Consultants (PSCs) determining compliance with standards and requirements
Coordinates rail systems infrastructure design with other engineering specialties, including signaling and traction power
Responsible for maintaining the quality of design and making the facility safe for construction and operations personnel
Establish detailed project scope when required, including basic engineering criteria and assumptions
Has broad working knowledge of precedents in the rail industry.
Is fluent in codes applicable in the United States (Canada is a plus) governing Rail systems design.
Has extensive experience in performing and managing self-perform rail comms or signaling design work
Has experience with cold weather design
Has experience with engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating,
Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, design of engineered systems, and engineering and calculations.
Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2D and 3D), CAE and relevant Bechtel Standard Computer Applications to perform the work.
Understanding of engineering planning and control methods
Demonstrated Value Engineering experience
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, I&C, Electronics, Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university
Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience in the rail systems industry engineering design
US Professional Engineering (PE) license in Electrical or Controls Engineering or Professional Engineering Registration in Canadian Province
Detailed technical knowledge of rail systems listed above, engineering calculations, application of engineering and construction methods and materials. Knowledge of the infrastructure and interconnections with these systems is required to properly engineer these interfaces
Extensive knowledge of engineering design principles required for achieving optimal design outputs
Practical work experience sufficient to demonstrate competence and breadth in Rail systems engineering design
Experience in the supervision of less experienced engineers and CAD designers
Experience and proficiency with design software for comms systems.
Experience in customer-facing roles, presenting to customers and working with authorities having jurisdiction
Must have the right to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Master’s degree in Electrical, I&C, Electronics, Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university
Professional Engineering License/Registration in both the US and Canada
Active participation in professional association(s) for transportation engineering
Shaping tomorrow together
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