JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Engineer (Track) reports to the Manager, Track & Structures, and is responsible for railroad track engineering support for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain).
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Support the track and structures engineering tasks for design/construction of Caltrain Capital and SOGR projects, and planning of moderate to large Grade Separation projects.
Assist with the development of the annual, short-term, and long-term Caltrain track engineering and maintenance plans.
Ensure third-party designs that impact the Right of Way (ROW) are in compliance with Caltrain Engineering Design Criteria and Standards.
Ensures railroad track complies with FRA, Caltrain Engineering Standards, including Positive Train Control (PTC), and are in a state of good repair, and all construction activities follow return-to-service requirements.
Independently performs all the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for track engineering works.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Prepare calculations, plans, and specifications to support track design and analysis using relevant design criteria, codes and standards for new and rehabilitation type projects.
Assist with review drawings, construction cost estimates, specifications, technical reports and other contract documents.
Provide technical guidance to Project Manager(s) and other projects as required by responding to RFI, construction submittal and site specific work plan.
Perform site inspections during construction and maintenance projects to determine if they are within tolerance levels established by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and other applicable regulations.
Develop solutions and provide technical input for design optimization for cost effectiveness, risk management challenges, and constructability improvements for capital and maintenance projects.
Review with design of track alignment geometrics and special track work.
Conduct project meetings and field meetings with internal and third party personnel.
Provide 24/7 on-call construction and maintenance support.
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or related field.
Five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in a railroad, engineering firm, or public works agency.
Professional Engineer's license.
Working knowledge and experience of Federal and State transportation regulations and programs, including FRA, CPUC and AREMA is required.
Demonstrated hands-on experience using AutoCAD or AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Must able to respond 24/7 to service and operational needs in a variety of weather and road conditions.
Must possess effective oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
Must possess a valid California driver license with safe driving record.
Caltrain is the commuter rail system serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that spans 77 miles and is governed by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), which consists of agencies from the three Caltrain counties. Each member agency has three representatives on a nine-member Board of Directors. The member agencies are the City and County of San Francisco, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Caltrain operates a fleet of 29 locomotives and 123 passenger cars. The average weekday ridership for Caltrain is over 60,000 passengers.
Currently, Caltrain is going through a modernization program, The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The electrification of the railway is a transformative change, and this is the most exciting time in the 150 year history of the railway. The primary purpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.