Essential Functions

Serve as a Traction Power Systems Engineer in the conceptual, preliminary and final design for a complex rail transit project. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team in coordinating systems engineering design and construction services for rail transit projects involving power distribution, traction power, SCADA, substations, and systems integration testing and startup activities.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of design drawings, specifications, and reports.
  • Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and test procedures/reports.
  • Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project.
  • Assist with power systems integration design, verification, and validation.
  • Assures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Interface with the Electrical Installation Subcontract Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, oversee field work, and coordinate T&C activities.
  • Analyze system failures and suggest appropriate resolutions.
  • Determine electrical equipment needs and quantities for development of new power systems.
  • Coordinate and manage electrical system suppliers in the development, integration, and testing of power distribution and traction power systems.
  • Assist in the creation of engineering development test plans, factory acceptance test plans, and site commissioning tests and reports.
  • Conduct critical maintainability and test ability demonstrations to confirm equipment can achieve contractual reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) requirements.

To be Considered Candidates:Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located and be able to interview on site.

Basic Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's of Science in Engineering or a related field.
  • 12+ years of related work experience is required.

Other Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of the principles of power distribution systems and traction power.
  • Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • Professional Engineer registration is preferred.
  • Master's Degree or higher in engineering or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems/facilities such as traction power substations, rail maintenance & storage facilities, PDS, CBTC, SCADA and APM signals/train control, and APM communications is preferred.
  • Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects.
  • Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred.
  • Understanding of construction means and methods with previous subcontract management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of central control and maintenance & storage facilities is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams.
  • Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software.