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Location: Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Job Description

Train Control Systems Consultant

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Train Control Systems Consultant can be based out of any US hub office and reports to our Rolling Stock Systems/ Electrical Service Manager. The Train Control Systems Consultant provides technical advisory for freight and commuter rail transit authority client(s) on rail control systems projects, particularly the control office subsystem of positive train control. Responsibility will include total system understanding of the design and function of systems such as the IETMS Positive Train Control systems, and Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES II). This expertise will be needed for contract document reviews for client railroads in order to ensure that the Prime contractor complies with the technical and contractual requirements for system design, production, delivery, installation, test and commissioning and associated documentation development. This also will include providing technical review, comment and oversight on Positive Train Control (PTC) Safety Plan documentation.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • This person will advise the Project Manager in the development of project plans, master schedules, project and reviews.
  • This person will have close interface with the client, OEM’s and major suppliers. Position responsibility will include complete understanding and management of the scope of work for project and advise the Project Manager as necessary on technical issues.
  • Day to day technical advisory of Rail Office Control systems, design, test, installation and system test.
  • Ability to work with all contractors in behalf of the client to ensure project delivery and quality of work.
  • Advise clients on recommended actions relating to the project.
  • Participate in periodic program reviews to review project progress against planned schedule, costs, issues and corrective actions.
  • Ensure contractors comply with all technical specification requirements.
  • Review and comment on FRA/FTA required reports as necessary
  • Typical travel is expected to be 25% of the time however on occasion project needs may require high levels of travel.

What will you contribute?

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering is preferred. This level may be achieved with fifteen years experience in rail signaling since Bachelor's or fourteen years since Master's. In lieu of a degree, 20 years of theoretical and applied experience in advanced Rail Signaling Systems required. Typical incumbent has 20+ years of experience.
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is generally required. However, extensive experience may be substituted in lieu of licensing.
  • Thorough knowledge of a major transit signal system. Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving, decision-making skills, and critical-thinking abilities. Strong persuasive ability, technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees. May be eligible for project management training.
  • Familiarity with railroad and/or transit industry and rail transit vehicles.
  • Familiarity with rail signal systems and positive train control.
  • Experience with transit authorities, OEM’s and contractors.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work effectively remotely within a virtual team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

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