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Rail and Transit Signals Designer

Country/Region:  US
Field:  Consulting

Los Angeles, CA, US

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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The Company 

Globally, SYSTRA’S 8,500 employees focus on the entire spectrum of transportation. From metros, tramways, high speed and heavy rail, bridges, roads and aviation. Since our founding in 1957, we have conducted projects in more than 150 countries and 350 towns and cities.


Our work in the USA has been laser focused on delivering, planning, designing, engineering and program/construction management solutions for rail and transit agencies. We are sought-after for our expertise in high speed, commuter, intercity, metro and light rail. We are committed to designing and delivering secure, efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions with a devotion to the passenger experience, safety and reducing environmental impact.  


We’re looking for a new Rail and Transit Signals Designer in our Signals and Train Control group to help drive the objectives and challenges our valued clients have trusted us to solve for them. 


As a SYSTRA US Rail and Transit Signals Designer, you will join a world-class team of high-performing engineers, designers, drafters and others who work collectively to ensure client projects continue to thrive while remaining on track and budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and participate in designing hardware circuit plans for transit and rail projects of various levels of complexity with little to no supervision
  • Produce construction site plans for transit and rail projects of various levels of complexity
  • Assist in the development of detailed construction drawings for Signal projects.
  • Assist with the development of software for wayside and interlocking microprocessors
  •  Analyze and review the design and construction drawing requirements to ensure a match with customers' specifications


Does this seem like an opportunity that you can be all aboard with in your career?  Well, here’s a little more on the required experience we’re looking for in this new teammate.


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of signaling principles pertaining to automatic and cab signaling systems
  • Knowledge of Boolean algebra as it pertains to signal application logic programs
  • 5-10 years of experience in a Railroad Signals environment
  • Knowledge of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems and associated federal regulations
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience performing signal system design


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering/Engineering Technology
  • Direct Signal System experience working at a rail or transit agency
  • Professional Engineer License or the ability to obtain a license
  • Project Management Profession (PMP) certification


SYSTRA USA provides a benefits package including medical, dental, 401k and other offerings that focus on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.


SYSTRA USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.        

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Sponsorship assistance is not available for this position.


Salary Range:  $110,000 - $140,000/Year DOE

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles