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Senior Systems Engineer-Testing & Commissioning Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

3 months ago Other categories Seattle   117 views
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The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Develops, directs, and evaluates results of testing plans and procedures in support of the agency Systems testing program.
  • Performs reviews and oversight to ensure contractor test plans are in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and that all safety certification objectives are successfully met.
  • Collaborates closely with engineering, planning, design, and operations to implement the System Testing Program including: scheduling resources, track access, availability of equipment, training, and witnessing tests.
  • Monitors contractor and Sound Transit test progress, reviews and evaluates test exceptions, and authorizes requests for testing.
  • Leads the Systems Integration Testing Subcommittee for assigned projects.
  • Provides support to the department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrates Sound Transit's Values in every interaction.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:
    Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or closely related field and eight years of experience that includes systems engineering work preferably involved in testing in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

    Required Licenses or Certifications: None.

    Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of systems engineering, design, and construction.
  • Principles and practices of vehicle design, traction electrification, SCADA, signals and communications, or other comparable industry.
  • Technical specification and test document writing.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including fire codes, national electrical codes, FRA rules, ATPA, and local codes.
  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of systems and applications, and Project management and administration.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

    Required Skills:

  • Preparing, interpreting, and developing engineered testing and configuration documentation.
  • Performing root cause analysis, troubleshooting, and repair of technical testing issues.
  • Leading continual improvement projects to continue to advance the systems testing discipline.
  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, and outside agencies.
  • Conveying technical information and using effective oral and written communication.
  • Monitoring program/project schedules.

    Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
  • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

    Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

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