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This posting covers Principal Train Control Engineers within the Train Control Engineering (TCE) Division of the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Department of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).
Beyond minimum qualifications Principal Engineers, must have a minimum of 10 years work experience in engineering project administration; work on larger projects, have more areas of subject matter expertise, provide mentoring to junior staff, lead small project teams, and interact with outside groups as required. Principal Train Control Engineers provide leadership on complex projects; participate in the development of project scopes, schedules and cost estimates; lead/supervise Train Control Engineers, review asset/equipment performance to ascertain root cause, and design/implement improvements. P.E. is preferred.
Incumbents in these positions will receive assignments on a variety of ongoing projects, including project management, technical design, documentation, implementation, testing and maintenance support of both hardware and software modifications to the Automatic Train Control (ATC), Automatic Train Operation (ATO), and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems of the District's train control system.
These systems include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Communication Based Train Control
- Microprocessor Based Interlocking Systems
- VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller)
- VPI (Vital Processor Interlocking)
- Relay Based Interlocking Systems
- Sequential Occupancy Release System (SORS)
- Positive Stop & Train ID System (PS/ID)
- Train Control Room Multiplex Speed Encoding Systems
- Microprocessor based Multiplex Speed Encoding System (NSMUX)
- Legacy Westinghouse Multiplex Speed Encoding System (MUX)
- Wayside Multiplex Speed Encoding System (WMUX)
- Vehicle Automatic Train Control Systems (VATC)
Ideal Incumbents/Candidates Will Possess the Following Skills:
- Experience supervising staff and consultants
- Experience in programming and reverse engineering of train control software systems using ladder logic or Boolean equation logic.
- Experience with design, programming and administration of database systems, specifically VHLC, VPI, and other train control industry systems.
- Experience with software configuration management and version control, using tools such as PVCS, CVS, subversion or similar, coupled with a comprehensive bug-tracking system such as Bugzilla.
- An understanding of modern communications networks and protocols.
- Experience with systems and application implementation interfacing with other internal or external systems.
- Experience with real-time, distributed data collection systems and associated system architectures.
- Experience with working in a critical time-sensitive operational environment:
- Providing close support and troubleshooting in such an environment,
- Introducing changes in a controlled and reversible manner,
- Investigating incidents both historically and in real-time,
- Seeing the big picture and triaging problems,
- Maintaining an end-user/customer focus and timely support to Operations,
- Investigating and resolving reported problems while maintaining end-user/customer focus, and
- Preparing detailed reports to document the problem, troubleshooting methods and eventual resolution.
- Developing/implementing improvements in order to improve on incident response.
- Experience with process automation for remote data collection, transformation, reporting, and analysis.
- Experience working with a mixture of legacy and modern systems in order to facilitate system updates, and maintain system compatibility.
- Experience with design and operation of systems handling vital safety sensitive data.
- Experience with devising software testing procedures and perform software testing.
- Understanding of computer systems security and security procedures and practices.
- Experience with user-interface engineering, knowledge of applicable display and input devices and familiarity with human-machine interface principles;
- Excellent problem-solving ability, either individually or in a team environment;
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders.
- Experience working with and managing contractors and vendors in the execution of contracts and agreements, including implementation planning, deployment coordination, and quality evaluation of work product.
- Experience with gathering user requirements from internal and external stakeholders, and developing system technical specifications for implementation.
- Keep up to date with emerging technology such as CBTC and developments and trends in the computer, software and transit and railroad industry, while maintaining membership of appropriate professional institutions, such as AREMA.
- Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, drive resolution of complex program including risk registers.
- Engineering projects in close cooperation with Maintenance, which may include engineering standards/drawings, reviews, and updates.
- Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance.
- Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and troubleshoot and resolve complex challenges in all aspects of project closeout.
- Track and evaluate future project technical needs, and coordinate capital funding challenges and improvements.
- Development of required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements.
- Ensure resource availability and allocation, and track and optimize funding streams including multiple grant sources.
- Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex control and technical problems around scope, schedules, and/or budget, using analytics for early detection of control issues in large portfolios.
- Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, and to handle such diverse aspects of the work as project planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, system sizing, implementation planning, programming, installation coordination, vendor management, performance measurement, and analysis.
- Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $109,929.00 to $170,391.00 /year
- Engineering: 4 years (Required)