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Sr Engineer Signal Design

Company: Keolis Commuter Services
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

  • Experience at Engineering Management level within a complex railroad organization.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Strong knowledge of railroad signaling concepts and maintenance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of railroad equipment, preventative maintenance, equipment cycling and engineering facility management.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Communication and Signaling.
  • Demonstrated acumen with regulatory requirements affecting passenger railroad operations including FRA and OSHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated capability to run a full operation and deliver agreed results.
  • Key personal traits; forward thinking, proactive, resilient, sound judgement, innovative where it's required, driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence.Social Processes:
    • Experience of successfully implementing change in a heavily unionized environment.
    • Experience of managing first-level managers and professionals with customer service, operational and safety accountabilities within a large organization.
    • Communication skills at interpersonal and group levels.
    • Build trust in relationships.
    • Demonstrated capability to influence, negotiate and facilitate buy-in with a variety of stakeholders up to and including labor organizations, clients, external PTAs, and other counterpart transportation agencies.
    • Proven ability to lead by example to foster positive cross functional relationships with internal and external stake holders.
    • Must have complete knowledge in ACES, VALC and ALP compliers and be able to produce documentation showing validation reports from these software compliers.
    • Must have a valid driver's license.General Management:
      • Understanding of the wider public transport sector
      • Methods and tools for performance optimization
      • Stakeholder relationship management at a senior management level
      • Defining and managing KPI's
      • Management and control of costs Key Accountabilities:
        • Demonstrate understanding and adhere to the KCS principals of Employee Engagement, Operational Excellence & Safety, Customer Satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance.
        • Ensure department policies, procedures and strategies continuously support Engineering and Signal Maintenance objectives and programs to assure compliance with federal, state and other applicable rules, regulations and KCS/MBTA Contract Agreements.
        • Optimize the performance of the KCS asset safety, reliability and availability by embedding good or best practices, instilling a culture of continuous improvement, implementing technical innovation, and improving management systems.
        • Implement and monitor operational practices to ensure communication and signal reliability and quality service while maintaining a safe and productive workplace.
        • Manage, direct, oversee and coordinate the activities of Signal Designers to achieve peak productivity and performance. This includes work allocation, training and problem resolution, evaluating performance and making recommendations on all signal design engineering projects using industry accepted design criteria to ensure project completion within budgeted guidelines and meeting project timelines.
        • Manage, direct and oversee the signal design submittals from subcontractors in the execution of Supplemental Work Projects.
        • Oversee the execution of administrative functions required of the department to support all signal design activities for the Technical Department.
        • Develop contract specifications and Signal Design Preliminary Engineering plans to be included in MBTA contactor bid advertisements.
        • Monitor and develop Engineering plans for Line Plan, Signal Aspects, Braking Charts to include Average Grade Calculations, and train speed restrictions encompassing track charts for MBTA projects.
        • Manage and oversee any software programming and documentation for FRA requirements.
        • Ensure all design work meets applicable standards for AREMA, DPU, FRA, Keolis CS, MBTA, SMCP, and Signal Design Procedures.
        • Ensure safety and quality assurance that appropriate mandatory, MBTA and KCS standards are being delivered both internally by KCS staff and externally by KCS suppliers. Drive improvement of safety performance in sync with annual safety plan for the Communication & Signal Department. Plan for and direct operations during service disruptions and periods of extreme weather to ensure a safe working environment. Additional Statements: Drug and alcohol screening: -Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. Must pass a physical examination.Safety commitment: -Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world.Environmental commitment: -Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.EEO statement: -Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.ADA Reasonable Accommodation: Keolis CS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Keolis CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.Disclaimer and closing statement: -The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible

Keywords: Keolis Commuter Services, Somerville , Sr Engineer Signal Design, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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