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Senior Rail Vehicles Engineer job in Dallas

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Job Ref:  31159
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Dallas
21/10/2016 05:12
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 WSP|PB America's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center. The selected individual will be responsible for providing technical expertise for mechanical and/or electrical systems installed on rail vehicles. Vehicle technologies will include streetcar, light rail, rapid transit, and commuter rail vehicles. The position will be located in WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff's Dallas, Texas office.

Job Duties Include:
      • Assume technical responsibility for the preparation of technical reports in accordance with WSP|PB's ISO requirements and as requested by the client
      • Preparation of progress reports to Rail Vehicle Manager
      • Preparation of Technical Specification documents
      • Investigation of vehicle system issues as requested by the client
      • Assume role in assisting in new pursuits
      • Perform billable work and other tasks as assigned as best fits training and ability
      • Other duties as necessary

Job Requirements
Education Required:
      • Bachelor's degree in a Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering discipline
Experience/Skills Required:
      • A minimum of 5 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
      • 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
      • Knowledge of and experience with the mechanical/electrical systems associated with rail vehicles such as ATC, communications, propulsion, braking, HVAC, carbody structures, trucks, diesel engines, hydraulic transmissions, gearboxes and HEP units

Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience in passenger rail vehicles, diesel multiple units and locomotives
      • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas preferred
      • local candidates only

Ability to work in the United States immediately required.

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