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Railroad Signal Transit Engineer
VHB’s growing New York, NY team is looking for a Railroad Signal Transit Engineer(s) to join our Transit and Rail team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. VHB has consistently been rated as one of the top Engineering Firms to work for up and down the East coast, was awarded “Employer of the Year” by WTS in 2018, and has a 100% CEO approval rating on Glassdoor.
VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
Skills and Abilities:
Understanding the following attributes of a signaling system:
Train Control Systems for Freight, Commuter Rail, Light Rail, and High-speed rail operations
Detailed knowledge of vital electrical circuits
Knowledge and understanding of IEEE recommendations
Wayside Signaling systems including wayside/cab, switch machines, track circuits, and cross bonding, and/or axle counters
Ability to design in accordance with the FRA principles defined in the CFR 49 parts 234-236 relating to vital and non-vital software and to read, understand, and modify blueprints and electrical circuit diagrams
Ability to design and modify Programmable Logic Controllers Vital and Non-Vital Microprocessor based systems
Experience with designing “at grade” railroad crossing circuits for both constant and fixed warning systems including traffic preemption
Designing, sizing and developing specifications for Power Supplies and Distribution.
Perform design calculations, prepare material and equipment specifications and provide preliminary sketches and notes for drawings.
Knowledge of office systems involving of computer-based control systems and dispatcher workstations
Knowledge of railroad signal construction techniques and standards for heavy and light rail installations
Minimum of 5 years’ experience with CFR 49 Parts 234-236, AREMA Signal Manual and Recommendations and IEEE and how they pertain to train control systems.
Working knowledge of all applications within the Microsoft Office software group.
Ability to create or revise electronic drawings using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation CAD programs.
support the installation, testing and commissioning of signaling, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Positive Train Control (PTC) projects working from our New York City office.
Participate in customer meetings and signaling design reviews.
Participate in factory and construction field reviews, site inspections and commissioning procedures.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Motivated to lead and mentor others
Ability to travel locally and nationally when required.
A positive attitude towards teamwork, communication and problem-solving
An Associate in Electrical Engineering or in a related field such as Computer Systems Engineering etc., and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in Railroad signaling design, or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in a related field such as Computer Systems Engineering etc. and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in railroad signaling design.
Experience working with New York rail and transit systems (MTA, NYCT, LIRR, MNR, PATH, NJT) and/or Class I railroads.
Experience with signaling standards and practices as it relates to all stages of signaling projects from design to installation and commissioning.
Knowledge of signaling principles, circuits, components and implications of working with other disciplines.
Understanding of AREMA and FRA standards.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to work in a team environment.
Leadership skills with a drive and commitment to excel in people management and development.
PE or EIT preferred but not mandated.
At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 38 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.