WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Transit and Rail Engineer (ID# 37593) in San Francisco, California

Transit and Rail Engineer (ID# 37593) San Francisco, CA

Category: Transit and Rail

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 3-5

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Transit and Rail Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

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 Transit and Rail Engineer for our San Francisco or Oakland office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that company technical policies and procedures are practiced during the execution of projects for clients.

  • Project work would include train control systems for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail, Mass Transit and High Speed Rail Projects.

  • Utilizes sound electrical and train control engineering practices to develop designs and reports.

  • Prepares train control system studies.

  • Develop and review designs and technical specifications.

  • Develop cost estimates and projections

  • Participate in project working meetings

  • Review shop drawings, record changes and communicate directly with suppliers, contractors and client representatives as required.

  • Support the installation and testing of train control system components and software.

  • Perform site investigations in train control facilities and along trackside.

  • Identify construction costs trending out of budget.

  • Work location would include both Home Office and short term travel to Cities installing or planning to install Electrified Transit Systems. Long term field assignments are also available.

  • Actively participates in professional organizations and/or client groups where the technical reputation and image of the firm may be enhanced.

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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of the design, construction, testing and commissioning of Train Control Systems and Equipment with a Transit Authority, Signaling Manufacturer, or Engineering firm, i.e.:

  • Detailed design of signal systems, both plans and specifications

  • Block design

  • Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), Positive Train Control (PTC), Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), Solid State Interlocking (SSI), Cab Signaling and/or conventional signaling systems

  • Vital and non-vital processor programming

  • Relay circuit design

  • Grade crossing warning systems

  • Cable plan design and field equipment layout.

  • Expertise in several phases of the train control systems development life cycle, including: analysis, design, implementation, commissioning, factory, field and acceptance testing (preferably on both re-signaling and Greenfield projects)

  • Familiarity with design drawings and specifications for train control systems and related equipment.

  • Verify circuit design and detail engineering to ensure the functional, safety and statutory requirements per contract specifications are met.

  • Knowledge of CENELEC, IRSE, FRA and/or AREMA standards for train control system design.

  • Experience working on large transit/railroad projects.

  • Experienced in the design and/or integration of train control systems into transit facilities and vehicles

  • Knowledge of train control system analysis software is a plus.

  • Familiarity with train control products from key suppliers (e.g. Siemens, Thales, Alstom, Bombardier, Ansaldo) in the market.

  • Able to work in design office, vendor’s premises, project office and field environments.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with others, including multidisciplinary staff in different offices.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Education Required (Must contain the following):

  • BSCEE / Electrical Engineering Degree or related field preferred. This requirement may be waived if exceptional experience is demonstrated.

  • Professional Engineering or Chartered Engineering License preferred

  • Ability to work in this country immediately required.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. 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 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability 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?

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.