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Railroad Signal Design Engineer

Boston, MA · Architecture/Engineering


Understanding of the following attributes of a signaling system:
  • North American Train Control Systems for Freight, Commuter Rail, Light Rail, and High-speed rail operations
  • Detailed knowledge of Signal Aspect and speed control drawings
  • Signal block design involving “Safe Braking” for all types of North American signal systems
  • Wayside Signaling systems including wayside/cab, switch machines, track circuits, and cross bonding, and/or axle counters
  • Ability to design in accordance with the FRA principles defined in the CFR 49 parts 234-236 relating to vital and non-vital software and electrical circuits
  • Ability to program Vital and Non-Vital Microprocessor based systems
  • Experience with designing “at grade” railroad crossing circuits for both constant and fixed warning systems including traffic preemption
  • Power Supplies and Distribution.
  • Knowledge of office systems involving computer-based dispatcher workstations
  • Knowledge of railroad signal construction techniques and standards for heavy and light rail installations
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with CFR 49 Parts 234-236, AREMA Signal Manual and Recommendations and IEEE and how they pertain to North American train control systems.
  • Working knowledge of all applications within the Microsoft Office software group.
  • Ability to create or revise electronic drawings using AutoCAD and/or Microstation CAD programs.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally when required
  • A positive attitude towards teamwork, communication and problem-solving
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in North American Railroad Signaling Systems
• An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or in a related field such as Computer Systems Engineering etc.
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