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Systems Integration Engineer - Rail/Transit


Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 144640 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Under general direction, provides lead coordination between and advanced systems engineering duties for assigned project(s) including Traction Power, Signaling, Communications, Radio, Fire, SCADA systems, Station Electrical and Mechanical, and Office Management Systems.  Provides technical leadership to staff, subcontractors, and vendors;. Provides assistance and solves field problems; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. 

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation. Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction’s philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill. MEC has a 65-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation’s most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $5 billion of transportation projects throughout North America. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge equipment, installation methods, and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market.


This position is based out of Seattle, WA. 

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Understand project systems and objectives as they relate to project deliverables
  • Evaluate the design, development, implementation, testing of transit systems.
  • Manage established systems engineering processes for successful integration of multiple transit subsystems into a fully function system. This includes managing subcontractors through our processes.
  • Interface, Requirements, and Configuration Management for transit systems
  • Interfaces with civil and facility designers to coordinate civil-systems interfaces
  • Effectively interface with Test and Commissioning Manager, System Test Leads, Engineering, Construction, Subcontractor and third-party testing personnel in support of integration and testing.


Required Knowledge: 

  • Operational characteristics of a variety of computer and network systems, applications, hardware, software, and peripheral equipment.
  • Methods and techniques involved in designing, installing, and maintaining multi-vendor systems and connectivity.
  • Design and system integration of communication and control systems such as CCTV, Passenger Information Systems, Telephone, SCADA, Signaling.
  • Project management techniques and principles.
  • Established electrical engineering principles, methods, and techniques; and electrical equipment and systems.
  • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in applications design, development, and maintenance.
  • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of functional testing of integrated transit electrical, train control, communications, and traction electrification systems
  • Application and management of the Systems Engineering and Integration Process in accordance with IEEE and INCOSE standards.



  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years related experience in the areas of rail electrical, train control, communications, and/or traction power systems
  • Knowledge and familiarity with occupational safety and ability to complete required company and client rail transit project specific safety requirements
  • Committed to promoting a culture of safety within our organization and alongside all of our clients
  • Must possess effective organizational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Prepared to attend meetings with customers and owners/general contractors
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills
  • Must be able to access all points of a construction site
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with the use of Microsoft Excel and Word

Working Conditions

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.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further. 

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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