$1,913 - $2,870 per week ($99,511 to $149,267 est. annual)
This posting has an application deadline of Friday, April 17, 2019
Founded in 1992, Caltrain provides commuter rail service through the San Francisco Peninsula, extending from the South Bay to San Jose and to Gilroy. It is owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which is comprised of nine representatives from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Caltrain’s vision is to provide a safe, reliable, sustainable modern rail system that meets the growing mobility needs of the San Francisco Bay Area region.
The Senior Engineer III (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 State of Good Repair (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.
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 Engineering or related field.
Professional Engineer’s license.
Five years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in a railroad, an engineering firm, or public works agency.
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.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.