Job Location
Pueblo, Colorado
Employment Type
Train Control & Communications, Testing, R&D

Position: Senior Systems Engineer (train control & communications)

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Position title
Senior Systems Engineer (train control & communications)

Seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with prior experience in train controls, railroad operations, or signaling systems to support R&D projects related to PTC (positive train control) and new train controls systems.

  • Project management, technical oversight and engineering support of R&D projects for railroad communications and train control.
  • Testing of new systems and components; identifying, analyzing and developing solutions for issues related to implementation of train control and related systems; development of methods for solving critical issues related to PTC; analyzing operational impacts; leveraging existing infrastructure for new applications; and similar activities.
  • Assignments may also include, depending on project requirements, providing project-specific technical leadership to as many as (10) engineers and/or technicians.Complete proposal preparation; project planning; risk assessment; budget and schedule management; project resource assignments; technical and research activities; data analysis; test planning; test support; and preparation of technical reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering (or related)
  • 10+ years of experience in train control and/or railroad operations
  • Experience working with design, development, testing and/or operation of PTC systems
  • Strong understanding of conventional train control systems, concepts, and products
  • Experience in project management and leading technical teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication along with demonstrable analytical and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Engineering (MS or PhD)
  • Experience in development of formal systems engineering documentation
  • Experience developing test cases for verification against requirements, including traceability
  • Experience with risk analysis, including techniques such as FTA and FMEA
  • Familiarity with safety-related or safety critical concepts and/or familiarity with fail-safe system design concepts
  • Experience with reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) design and analysis concepts
  • Experience working with engineering projects related to RF data communication systems and application-to-application data communication protocols