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Job Ref:  30448
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Los Angeles
21/10/2016 05:11
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

This position reports to the Manager, Central/West Rail Vehicle Group of PB's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center. The selected individual will be responsible for providing technical expertise for electrical systems installed on rail vehicles. Vehicle technologies will include streetcar, light rail, rapid transit, and high-speed rail vehicles. Experience in rail passenger vehicles would be a plus. The position will be located in PB's Los Angeles, CA, office. Potential projects will include new vehicle procurements and vehicle overhaul programs.

Responsibilities for this position entail:
      • Investigation of vehicle system issues as requested by the client
      • Assume technical and responsibility for the preparation of technical reports in accordance with PB's ISO requirements and as requested by the client
      • Preparation of progress reports to Rail Vehicle Manager
      • Preparation of Technical Specification documents
      • Assume role in assisting in new pursuits.
      • Perform billable work and other tasks as assigned as best fits training and ability.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
      • A minimum of five years of experience in transit and rail systems design and management of transit and rail systems design employed by a major consultant, agency or contractor.
      • Knowledge of and experience with the mechanical systems associated with rail vehicles such as propulsion, braking, HVAC, communications, and auxiliary power units. Specific significant expertise in one of these systems is a plus.
      • Ability to coordinate multiple activities in a logical and orderly manner.
      • Good communication and writing skills.
      • The ability to work in a disciplined manner with little supervision
      • Local candidates only
Education Required:
      • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

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

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