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Senior Train Control System Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineer


McLean, VA, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 131056 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Train Control Systems Engineer in our growing Rail and Systems Group. The Senior Train Control System Engineer will work on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects.


The Senior Train Control System Engineer leads successful train control system engineering related activities, and coordinate with or manage other engineers at peer and junior level engineers. The position is expected to operate with minimum supervision, to manage a team of engineers or the third-party engineering contractors, and to provide mentorship to the mid-level and the entry-level engineers as needed.


You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.


Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position is based out of our Mclean, VA office


•    Oversee, advise and support train control system design engineering related activities in multiple phases 
•    from bidding to commissioning 
•    Develop the scope of work for train control system engineering tasks, design schedules and budgets for assigned project elements; monitor progress against schedule and budget requirements; and identify and document changes in scope
•    Assist in determining the applicable scope of work for procurement of materials and equipment, procurement schedules and budgets for assigned project buy outs; monitor progress to maintain those 
procurements; and interface with procurement and subcontract personnel to facilitate the bid process
•    Coordinate work among engineers and other interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project
•    Coordinate the assignment of personnel from other technical support groups within the company
•    Provide leadership in planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the execution of technical, and administrative functions of the project or study
•    Assist in determining the technical skills and staff hours required for successful completion of the project
•    Ensure client criteria and scope is met and that the industry’s standard and recommended practice is followed.
•    Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management
•    Ability to select technology, devices, equipment and/or components to meet performance requirements.
•    Assess and manage potential outside design consultants.
•    Provide guidance for teaming / subcontracting arrangements as well as evaluate estimated design costs


  • Minimum 15 years of progressive work experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to:
    • Train control system design, construction, testing and commissioning
    • Train control system maintenance
    • Project engineering 
    • Rail and transit operation
    • Design standards and safety regulations
    • Basic to intermediate understanding of other subsystems such as communications, supervisory control/ SCADA, traction power, tunnel ventilation, on-board, and auxiliary electrical systems
    • Intermediate to advanced understanding of on-board/ wayside interface
    • Intermediate to advanced understanding of train control technologies such as Automatic Train Control (ATC), Positive Train Control (PTC), and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)Systems integration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent work experience. 
  • Membership with active participation to professional organizations such as AREMA or APTA is desirable.
  • Ability to travel as business requires

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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