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Communications Engineer

Country/Region:  US
Field:  Project

Newark, NJ or New York, NY, 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.

SYSTRA is seeking a Communications Engineer, full time permanent position.  This position may be based in Newark, NJ or New York, NY

The Communications Engineer shall be responsible for design communications and control systems in rail and transit systems. He/she will be responsible for developing conceptual, preliminary and final design technical specifications and drawings. The candidate shall have a working knowledge in the design, construction and implementation of the following subsystems:

  • Low Voltage Systems such as Public Address System, Access Control and CCTV
  • Fiber Optic and Copper Ethernet Cabling Design
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Network Topology and Deployment
  • Public Address and Passenger Information Display Information
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System including but not limited to PLC, HMI Design.  
  • Wireless Communications System (VHF/UHF/800MHz/Cellular)

The incumbent candidate shall exercise of judgment required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives. The candidate will work closely and support the project manager in ensuring project design and delivery are coordinated. He/she will work closely with interdisciplinary group within SYSTRA leading and supporting various aspects of design and engineering; perform design and field engineering for communications systems; generate technical study reports; prepare and deliver presentations, attend technical coordination meetings on behalf of SYSTRA and oversee construction activities of contractor for design compliance. Ensure all deliverables are compliant with SYSTRA’s quality control, quality assurance and safety objectives.


Familiar with BICSI and NFPA 70

Experience in mass transit and rail systems is highly desired.

Previous successful experience with PTC or CBTC communication is a plus.


Required Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Experience in AutoCAD, Microstation and Revit

Minimum of 5 years of experience.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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