$150K — $200K *
Key leader in the development and oversight of train control design projects and standards. Lead train control design staff to provide design engineering for projects and studies required to repair, rehabilitate or construct communications and train control facilities and systems, generation and review hardware and software design and commissioning plans for train control systems, development of train control design standard procedures and practices, and creation and review contract documents. This position will participate in design, construction and commissioning planning and review meetings. This position is responsible to maintain configuration control of train control hardware and software designs. This position provides technical expertise to other departments and makes engineering decisions for the C&S Department and their staff upon request.
• Serve as a member of the Engineering Department’s Systems Stakeholder/Steering Committees responsible to define the department’s management information and decision support system goals and objectives.
• Support division and production C&S forces in addressing technical issues and implementation of modifications to Amtrak’s train control system.
• Provides support for signal installation work to ensure that new systems are properly tested before being placed into service, develops and reviews test plans and procedures to ensure that production and division forces complete all necessary testing and documentation, attends field cutovers, and ensure any field changes are documented in as-in-service documentation.
• Ensures train control design files, databases, software, etc. are current and properly maintained.
• Must be capable of developing solutions to individual train control design problems, providing direction to train control design staff, and reviewing staff and consultant developed train control designs.
• Supports the testing and evaluation of new products and equipment to be used in the signal system to ensure that they meet the operational, safety and reliability requirements.
• Maintains documentation of all comments regarding of design plans, both internal and external.
• Assist in the development of the C&S department’s annual capital and maintenance programs.
• Assist in ensuring all train control assets are inventoried in Amtrak’s asset management program.
• Supports development of signal maintenance practices, procedures and inspections through maintenance of AMT-23, AMT-27 and other C&S manuals.
• Maintain industry contacts and membership in industry associations to determine industry best practices and their application at Amtrak.
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with seven years relevant experience or eleven years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Knowledge of work rules and safety standards including Amtrak’s AMT-23 and 27, FRA Rules and Regulations Governing Railroad Signal and Train Control Systems, Roadway Worker Protection, and NORAC/General Code Operating Rules. If individual has not qualified under these, then he/she must have the ability to do so within one year.
• Demonstrate experience in train control design, technical supervision, technical design, design software, project management, railroad maintenance and construction methods and planning / scheduling.
• Strong working knowledge of railroad signal circuit plan symbols, nomenclature and circuit logic.
• Working knowledge of railroad circuit design as applied in signal systems.
• Knowledge of C&S equipment (microprocessors, relay, batteries, etc.)
• Knowledge of mathematics and Boolean algebra as it applies to train control processor or relay logic.
• Knowledge of Amtrak’s interlocking layouts and physical characteristics.
• Knowledge of FRA standards, rules, and regulations.
• Knowledge of software system design concepts and processes.
• Prior satisfactory job performance is required.
• Must be able to represent Amtrak at industry (AREMA, FRA, TTCI, APTA) meetings and committees
• Ability to understand design trade-offs and budgetary implications
• Must be able to quickly understand differences between freight and passenger standards
• Skills in advanced leadership and management; effective writing and presentations; conducting meetings and interviews; interpersonal communications; time management; conflict resolution and conducting formal investigations
• Skill in project management
• Ability to communicate with field personnel to ensure accuracy of signal system designs on file.
• Ability to shift priorities at short notice
• Ability to organize and plan work
• Ability to coach and mentor others
• Analyze situations and problems
• Knowledge of Federal regulations and directives
• Ability to function in a stressful environment
• Master’s degree in electrical engineering with nine years relevant experience or thirteen years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Extensive experience in writing and checking railroad train control software programs.
• Extensive field knowledge of train control construction and maintenance practices.
• Experience using Bentley Microstation Applications.
• Qualified on NORAC, AMT-2 and RWP
Valid through: 3/16/2021
$200K — $250K
17 days ago