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Senior Control Systems Specialist - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Dallas, TX, US Irving, TX, US San Francisco, CA, US

Requisition ID: 139040 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Senior Control Systems Specialist leads successful systems integration / systems engineering related activities and coordinates with managers or other engineers at peer / junior level engineers. The position is expected to operate with minimum supervision, working with 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.

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. 


To be based at our Irving, TX office.


  • Serve as a Senior Control Systems Specialist in the conceptual, preliminary and final design for complex rail transit projects. Responsibilities include:
    • Work with a team in providing systems oversight for rail transit projects involving control centers, signaling and train control equipment, SCADA Networks, miscellaneous communications systems such as PLC’s, Network Switches etc., public address equipment, voice and data communication, telephones, fiber optic, CCTV, security alarm, fire detection and suppression, computer systems, and systems integration testing and startup activities.
    • Responsible for providing technical direction, and assuring the accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications, and estimates.
    • Witness factory and field testing of systems equipment.
    • Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to ensure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project.
    • Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Interface with the Project Manager to determine schedules and monitor design progress.
    • Helps determine budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule.
    • Develop Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans
    • Development & oversight of Key Project Indicators (KPI) tracking covering requirements management, change management, quality, and delivery.
    • Responsible for providing direction and assuring the accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications, and estimates.
    • Manage the project technical risks and the corresponding mitigation plan
    • Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to ensure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project.
    • Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations
  • Understanding of construction means and methods
    • Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable.
    • Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required.
  • Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, third rail and/or overhead contact systems, signals/train control, and communications is preferred.


  •  8 + years of progressive work experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to;
  • Rail & Transit system design, construction, testing and commissioning
  • Understanding and experience in Requirements Management
  • Demonstrable understanding of the application System Safety Certification processes and RAMS
  • Knowledgeable in railway standards such as AREMA, MIL-STD, IEEE and EN
  • Demonstrable understanding of the application of Systems and Safety
  • Engineering Concepts, including Design, Verification & Validation, and System
  • 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, electronics or software engineering OR 8 - 10 years equivalent work experience with a 4 year non-technical degree
  • 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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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