Automatic Train Supervision Engineer

Parsons   •  

Oakland, CA

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 263 days ago

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Demand for efficient and safe transit is at an all-time high!  Since 1944, Parsons has set the standard for safe, effective, and reliable rail and transit systems around the globe.  Partnering with more than 400 transit agencies, we have worked on EVERY major transit system in North America and many of the most renowned systems overseas!   Whether its conducting rail transit feasibility studies, implementing a new rail line or expanding an existing system, Parsons engineering team has supported all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail and light rail transit!  Join Parsons and work with the experts to develop world class rail/transit systems for vibrant, more connected communities!   Parsons is seeking to hire an Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) systems engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The candidate will be required to perform systems engineering functions related to the implementation of a CBTC-ATS system, including development of performance requirements for the procurement of a CBTC system, evaluation of Supplier Proposals and evaluation of designs to verify compliance with system technical requirements.  The candidate should be familiar with the CBTC systems architecture as defined in IEEE 1474 regarding, automatic train supervision, automatic train protection and automatic train operation.  The candidate will be expected to be able to lead technical meetings with the client, suppliers and the consultant team regarding the technical aspects of CBTC design and implementation.   Technical Responsibilities

  • Derive functional/performance requirements and documentation for ATS systems based on client needs and requirements
  • Produce system and subsystem requirement specifications, interface specifications and test requirement documents by analyzing, decomposing, modeling and refining requirements and typical train control domain requirements
  • Evaluate or prepare operational plans and reports that relate to system operational and performance requirements
  • Interface to agency Operations and Maintenance personnel to understand typical functions such as automatic train regulation, incident management, alarm management, junction management, access control and data warehouses
  • Present technical designs to clients and/or engineering/management groups in clear, complete, concise and non-ambiguous terms.
  • Lead/chair client discussions by professionally and accurately communicating the system design information
  • Perform system design tradeoff analysis and provide technical direction
  • Review and comment on top level technical designs and documentation to ensure compliance with specifications and standards
  • Identify technical risks and mitigations
  • Maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with other team members and client groups.

Management Responsibilities

  • Supervise sub-consultants and other system engineers by defining work, coaching, monitoring their progress and giving general direction and guidance
  • Provide work plan estimates and descriptions based on knowledge of the work and project requirements
  • Provide support to the Engineering Director

  Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools, such as DOORS
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Strong technical writing skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of related industry systems engineering standards and processes and best practices
  • Has understanding and experience with industry best practice structured engineering design and development processes 

Years of Experience

  • Five years minimum in ATS system design and/or implementation


  • B. A. Sc. in higher or related discipline such as ElectricalEngineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent