Job type full-time
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Rail vehicle engineer req id 1111
Rail vehicle engineer
Who we are
At wsp, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovateWe’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylinesTo do this, we hire candidates of all backgroundsThat’s why here at wsp, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principlesAnything is within our reach and yours as a wsp employeeCome join us and help shape the future!
Provides subject matter technical support and leadership for multi-site/phase due diligence, investigation, remediation, impact assessment, permitting, improvement, and construction of transit and rail infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sectorResponsibilities include the research, design, concept development, planning, and construction of rail and transit facilities, track systems and alignment geometry, grade crossings, bus rapid transit, tunnels, bridges, utility relocation, drainage, earthworks, grading, information modeling, loading, maintenance of equipment (moe) and maintenance of way (mow) yards, and power substations and cablingProvides situational guidance to pms and managers that address current and future challenges, and that documentation and recommendations accurately account for and address risk, innovation, and future-ready opportunitiesProvides leadership with ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, and functionality.
Wsp is currently initiating a search for a full time rail vehicle engineer for our boston office.
Provide oversight with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, gis data, subsurface utility information, maps, hydrologic analysis, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.
Hands-on engineering/testing work with the light rail, subway, bus and commuter vehicles
Apply high-level transit and rail engineering techniques and processes to identify improvements for various infrastructure project phases involving more complex infrastructure and transportation engineering work including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, construction, and operation.
Perform professional transit and rail engineering work and conduct more complex/comprehensive investigations and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, facilities, utilities, building, transportation corridors, and operations to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans, and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, transit authorities, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
Oversees the development and implementation of advanced technologies, monitoring devices, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality or end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, a modern mobility infrastructure, and implementing future-ready solutions with civil engineering design standards.
Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects, assist with laying out installations, establishing reference points/elevations/grades to guide construction, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.
Lead larger-scale engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Assist with engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, standby plans and engineering contracts, integrated waste management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs.
Ensure technical reports and presentations explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address engineering, design, and/or construction issues or opportunities.
Develop a client base for providing high level transit and rail engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities.
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Remain current in latest transit and rail engineering techniques and practices.
Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines, other engineers, planners, and infrastructure authorities on federal, state, regional, and locally funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to wsp’s code of conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
Who you are
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or closely related discipline.
10+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior transit and rail experience.
Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).
Highly proficient with transit and rail engineering principles, practices, process, and design/build on major infrastructure projects, particularly railway civil works, transit stations, bridges, and elevated structures.
Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and reconstruction, new design, and construction projects.
Strong knowledge of fra, fta, cpuc, arema, and other rail regulatory standards and procedures, codes, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to qa/qc.
Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., microstation, autocad, civil 3d, openrail), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by wsp’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
Master’s degree in engineering.
40-hour osha health & safety training (hazwoper) (29 cfr 1910.120) preferred.
Basic first aid and adult cpr training desired.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorilyReasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against covid-19 prior to their start date or prior to december 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious beliefIf you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request to wsp’s equal employment opportunity officeLearn more about the covid-19 vaccination here - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.
Required education: bachelor`s degree or equivalent experience
Minimum years experience: 10+ years
Travel required: 30%
Job status: regular
Employee type: full
Primary location: boston - summer st
All locations: us-remote, us-ma-boston
About wsp usa
Wsp usa is the u.sOperating company of wsp, one of the world`s leading engineering and professional services firmsDedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionalsWsp usa designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment marketsWith more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the u.s., we partner with our clients to help communities prosperWww.wsp.com
Wsp provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At wsp, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge baseYour daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challengesAre you ready to get started?
Wsp usa (and all of its u.sCompanies) is an equal opportunity employer race/age/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability or protected veteran status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the united states.