Signal Manager (Rail)

Balfour Beatty US   •  

San Mateo, CA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 184 days ago

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As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance


Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Signal Manager to work on the Caltrain project. The primary role of the Signal Manager is to provide supervision of installation, testing and cutover of the PCEP signal system modifications. As many of the PCEP signal system modifications will be performed by either union employees (without sufficient railroad experience), or subcontractors, it is essential for the Signal Manager supervise this work. This role includes, but is not limited to: quality assurance of installation, field troubleshooting of design, redlining installation drawings, testing, witnessing of testing, and cutover planning/support.

Essential Functions

  • Direct and assist workers in installing, modifying, upgrading and testing of equipment and systems. Including, but not limited to, interlocking, hazard detectors, automatic signals, controlled signals, positive train control and highway-rail grade crossing warning systems.

  • Identifies, performs, witnesses and documents appropriate operational tests of signal and communications equipment and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and Authority requirements.

  • Inspect completed work for conformance to plans, specifications, and regulatory compliance.

  • Provide engineering support to the Contractor’s key staff and Authority.

  • Address safety related issues to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Perform other duties of a similar nature.

 Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in railroad systems maintenance and/or construction in a Class 1 or commuter operating railroad environment including at least five (5) years’ experience as a signal maintainer or signal technician.

  • Must possess a high level of knowledge of railroad signal best practices and systems testing, the General Code of Operating Rules, Federal Railroad Administration, and California Public Utilities Commission requirements.

  • Must possess a high level of knowledge and experience with highway-rail grade crossing warning systems and equipment.

  • Must be knowledgeable of field and office ATCS, Positive Train Control, and Centralized Traffic Control equipment and systems technology.

  • Must be previously qualified with a railroad to provide work place protection under FRWS and to inspect, test, and supervise the work of others for compliance with these documents.

  • Must have the ability to perform scheduled and unscheduled systems installation work at any time on any day of the week.

  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, to lift objects weighing a minimum of 50 lbs and must have the ability to distinguish colors and to hear warning signals, radio and telephone devices.

  • Must have the knowledge of safe and efficient manipulation of equipment and tools necessary to perform installation tasks.

Preferred Experience

  • Must possess excellent communication, writing, and computer literacy skills.

  • Must be experienced with microprocessor setup and information extraction using a laptop computer.

  • Must have the ability to complete work under time pressures and to maintain composure under the stress of emergency situations.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to interact with a variety of public agency officials, other contractors, and with the general public in accordance with the Authority’s protocol for contractors.