1+ months

Train Control Engineer

Sacramento, CA 95814
Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project.  The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.   
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach, and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Train Control Engineer to be based at our Sacramento, CA program office.  
The Train Control Engineer works under the general direction of the Director of Rail Engineering.  The Train Control Engineer works within the high-speed systems engineering team and provides specialist technical knowledge to support the design and development of Automatic Train Control (ATC) Systems for high-speed rail systems. The technical requirements for the ATC shall be in compliance with the High-Speed Rail Authority’s Design Criteria and/or specifications, national and international standards and best industry practice.  High-speed rail systems include track, ATC systems, traction electrification and distribution systems, telecommunication systems, rail systems and any other system or infrastructure required for the safe and efficient performance of the CHSR system. The Train Control Engineer works in the Rail and Operations Delivery Branch of the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Office of Program Delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities:

*Establish and develop scope of work, performance and technical requirements and design criteria for high speed rail ATC systems described within California High-Speed Rail contracts
*Work with the Authority and its strategic partners in ancillary high-speed rail program initiatives and to ensure that the high-speed rail systems interface and integrate with other stakeholder systems
*Monitor and review the deliverables of the regional teams and contractors to ensure that ATC work is being performed in accordance with specifications, drawings and terms of contract
*Provide guidance and leadership to high-speed rail systems and engineering team members. Mentoring and advising staff regarding various FRA, AREMA, Class I Railroad and Passenger/Commuter Railroad requirements and preferences
*Demonstrates pratical knowledge of design, construction, testing and commissioning, operation, maintenance, renewal and asset management of high-speed rail ATC systems and equipment
*Utilize sound engineering practices to develop requirements, specifications, designs and reports
*Review and interpret high speed rail systems technical requirements for compliance with the High-Speed Rail Authority’s design criteria and specifications, any applicable state and federal statutes, system design, national and international standards and best industry practice
*Demonstrate attention to detail in preparing and reviewing technical work/proposals
*Understand and apply novel engineering approaches and concepts
*Develop and review designs, technical specifications, cost estimates, and projections
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


Minimum Qualifications:

*Bachelors degree in electrical/electronic, mechanical, computer, systems engineering or related engineering discipline
*Professional Engineer (PE) license or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
*Ten (10) years of relevant professional work experience
*Experience with high-speed rail systems, electrical interfaces, software and network protocols, and system integration with hardware and software
*Experience with supervisory train control, wayside signal, highway crossing warning system, predictive and arrival system, and traffic signal control
*Knowledge/experience of the US railroad industry and/or international railroad systems
*Proficiency and knowledge of office-related computer software applications
*Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
*Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:

*Master's degree in electrical/electronic, mechanical, computer, systems engineering or related engineering discipline
*Knowledge of railroad operations.
*The ability to maintain good communication skills and working relationships with management, other divisions, districts, federal and state agencies, local agencies and private sector contractors, subcontractors and suppliers and their associations
*Membership of relevant professional body

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.


Posted: 2021-03-10 Expires: 2021-05-20

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