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CBTC Safety Assurance Manager (RAMS)

Country:  US
Field:  Construction management

New York, US

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

At SYSTRA, one of the world's leading company in Mass Transportation and Mobility, we strive for excellence to meet our client's needs, prepare mass transit for tomorrow and we innovate to propose ever more resilient solutions. We commit to put people who join us at the heart of design and improve transport efficiency.

With a presence worldwide, SYSTRA Group will provide you the opportunity of an international career in multicultural environments. 

SYSTRA Consulting (USA) is a dominant force in the US in rail and transit consulting services and construction management. As we are growing, this is time to be a part of this challenging adventure. 

Our headquarters is in midtown Manhattan with a major office in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington and Los Angeles.

Location: New York or California

Supervisor: Systems Sector Leader

Sector: Systems

Discipline: CBTC, RAMS



The CBTC Safety Assurance Manager will be responsible for all RAMS activities on CBTC assigned project. The key activities are analyzing and evaluating designs to verify compliance with safety requirements, verifying the safety of both hardware and software products as well as the system and performing Failure Modes Effects & Critical Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis.



1. Development of Safety Analysis Documentation of systems and products [Safety Plans, PHAs/O&SHAs/FTAs/FMECAs/SHAs/SSHAs/Hazard Logs/Safety Cases]

2. Development of RAM Analysis Documentation of systems and products [RAM Plans, RAM Demonstration Plans, Preliminary RAM Analyses, Final RAM Analyses, Maintainability Assessments,

3. Assisting in the development of RAMS projects schedules providing Project RAMS Managers with guidance as to the inputs required for RAMS tasks and expected durations for RAMS tasks.

4. Providing guidance to the engineering teams on implementing safety and reliability into their application and product designs

5. Ensure engineers/designers are following and carrying out work under correct and relevant federal, state, local, and industry standards.

6. Enforce QA/QC policies for his assigned scope of work and identify possible quality and safety issues within the scope of the project in order to fulfill project-related contractual requirements.

7. Work with other team members or, as individual researcher and consultant, may be assisted on individual projects by other engineers and technicians.

8. Share business intelligence and resources with sector manager and staff to facilitate new project and market development nationwide.

9. Participate in developing proposals, including technical design and cost estimates and participate in client presentations to secure new work.

10. Share resources and intelligence with SYSTRA, S.A. partner to facilitate synergy and new project and market development worldwide.

11. Actively maintain proficiency and develop knowledge in areas of expertise.

12. Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to all SYSTRA office locations, including project offices, and contractors and suppliers’ offices and factories, if applicable


Personal Characteristics:

1. High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.

2. Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible.

3. Good reasoning abilities. Sound judgment.

4. Maintains confidentiality at all levels.

5. Good written and verbal communication skills.

6. Resourceful and well organized.


Organizational relationships:

1. Accountable for all phases of activities to the Project Manager of project assigned and to Systems Sector Leader. 

2. Consults and coordinates with: 

  • All emplyees assigned to the sector and other disciplines as required.
  • Other Systems Engineers and Managers t coordinate multi-discipline projects and exchange intelligence about clients and competitors.
  • Mentrs junior-level engineers/designers.
  • Peer level employees of clients, teaming partners, competitors, SYSTRA, S.A. and its subsidiaries, vendors, brokers, and others as may be required to conduct the company’s business



1. At least 8 to 10 years of RAMS experience in rail transportation projects (CBTC is a must) including knowledge of principles and practices of RAMS, construction phases and disciplines, and systems, track, infrastructure, and stations.

2. In-depth knowledge of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC)

3. Experience in critical safety analysis, including vital software that may be required

4. Recognized as authority in the field.

5. An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques is needed relating to all aspects of train control systems.

6. Experience in implementing the CENELEC Standards EN 50126, EN 50128, and EN 50129 as guidelines for RAM and Safety Assessment

7. Familiar with MIL-STD-882 and the AREMA Standards for RAM & Safety Assessment

8. Working knowledge of Item ToolKit or equivalent tools for RAM and Safety Assessment

9. Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel

10. Proficient with the development of complex Safety Assurance techniques [PHAs, O&SHAs, FTAs, FMECAs, Hazard Logs, and Safety Cases] per the CENELEC Standards

11. Proficient with the development of complex RAM techniques [RAM Demonstration, RAM Analysis (Block Diagrams and Fault Trees), Spare Parts Calculations] per the CENELEC Standards

12. Proficient knowledge of railroad signaling concepts and a background in safety assessment of railroad applications and products



1. BS or MS in relevant Engineering field or PhD in relevant field

2. PE License in relevant state (mainly NY; CA) - desirable

3. CSEP, CISSP, CCNA, SSCP, or other applicable certifications - desirable

4. Leadership role or membership in a relevant professional organization - desirable



The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The VP of Human Resources should be consulted when accommodations are required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may on occasion perform duties outdoors, thereby being exposed to harsh weather conditions, high altitudes, and high noise levels in the work environment.  Responsible and safe work habits are expected at all times, and particularly when working on tracks and in or around railroad facilities.  Successfully passing client safety training courses may also be required.

SYSTRA offers a range of competitive benefits including health insurance, life insurance, PTO, 401 (k), commuter assistance program, and more! SYSTRA is an equal Opportunity Employer.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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