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Train Control Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers at Kiewit Corporation

Train Control Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Kiewit Corporation McLean, VA Full-Time

Requisition ID: 142319

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

We are adding several Train Control Engineers to our team in the Denver Colorado area and around the country to support our growth in Rail/Transit. This role has the opportunity for flexible work. Demand for efficient and safe transit is at an all-time high! Clients are investing money to modernize their systems to increase capacity and improve reliability and safety for their systems. Kiewit has a strong portfolio of Rail/Transit design/construction projects and we are working on a number of pursuits around the country, which means adding new staff! Our expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations - from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning. In this role, you will be supporting or leading train control system engineering related activities like system design, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance.

ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3!

No. 1 - Domestic Heavy

No. 1 - Petroleum

No. 1 - Transportation

No. 2 - Power

No. 4 - Working Abroad

No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

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.

Kiewits management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewits legacy of excellence.

On our team, youll 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, youre ensuring a lifetime of success.


Our preference is to have the individual located in our Lone Tree Colorado office, but consideration will be made for individuals to work in other locations, with extensive travel to Kiewit offices and project locations required. Travel for extended periods of time to support project implementation will be required. Opportunities for flexible work is available.


Support all train control system design engineering related activities through all phases (Proposal, design, construction, testing and commissioning).

Perform complex engineering tasks to support system and subsystem requirement specifications, interface specifications, and test requirements documents.

Prepare engineering documentation including drawings, estimates, specifications, test plans, analyses, and reports required for design, procurement and construction purposes.

Develop the scope of work for train control system engineering tasks, design schedules and budgets for assigned project elements; monitor progress against schedule and budget requirements; and identify and document changes in scope

Assist in determining the applicable scope of work for procurement of materials and equipment, procurement schedules and budgets for assigned project buy outs; monitor progress to maintain those procurements; and interface with procurement and subcontract personnel to facilitate the bid process

Review and Assess system and subsystem technical design and documentation including software to ensure compliance with specifications and standards.

Ensure client criteria and scope is met and that the industrys standard and recommended practice is followed.

Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management. Interface and oversee Subconsultants on the project.

Able to select technology, hardware, software, devices, equipment and/or components to meet performance requirements.


  • Minimum 3 years of progressive work experience and understanding of the following, but not limited to;

  • Train control system design, construction, testing and commissioning

  • Train control system maintenance

  • Rail and transit operation

  • Design standards and safety regulations

  • Basic understanding of other subsystems such as communications, supervisory control/ SCADA, traction power, tunnel ventilation, on-board, and auxiliary electrical systems

  • Intermediate understanding of on-board/ wayside interface

  • Intermediate understanding of train control technologies such as Automatic Train Control (ATC), Positive Train Control (PTC), and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)Systems.

  • Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, I&C Engineering or related field OR equivalent work experience. PE License desirable.

  • Membership with active participation to professional organizations such as AREMA or APTA is desirable.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% as business requires.

Other Requirements:

Regular, reliable attendance

Work productively and meet deadlines timely

Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment

Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $71,509 - $107,263

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package thats 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.

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.

Company: Kiewit

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