Experienced Transit Vehicle Electrical Engineer-Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California
09 Sep 2016
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Help our communities stay on the move by providing electrical engineering support for transit vehicle projects and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As a member of our consultant team, this Transit Vehicle Electrical Engineer will provide engineering support for the procurement of new or overhauled transit vehicles and projects involving reliability improvement or product upgrades. You may also be involved with field efforts for incoming and departure inspections, assessment of vehicle conditions and will provide assistance with technical specification development. You may also provide project management support, primarily in a deputy project manager role, as work efforts are identified and responsibilities are delegated.
Various tasks, responsibilities and contributions:
  • Role will include systems engineering and project management support of procurements for both new and overhauled transit vehicles
  • Responsible for resolving design and system integration issues on transit vehicle projects
  • Engineer will support both office and field based activities, including technology assessments, writing technical specifications, evaluating vendors, performing design reviews, troubleshooting and problem resolution, testing support, and failure investigations
  • Track project status (including finances) and prepare periodic project progress reports
  • Support senior team members in preparation of cost estimates, development of work scopes for new project work, and other related efforts
  • Provide Engineering support in preparation of technical specifications for functional/ sub system/ testing/ maintenance & training requirements for vehicle or subsystem procurements or overhauls
  • Perform technical reviews of vehicle and subsystem design for transit fleets, analyze requirements, and prepare review comments for disposition of Contract Deliverables
  • Perform oversight and witnessing of factory testing of vehicles and subsystems prior to approval for shipment; log discrepancies and prepare reports for status of system testing
  • Monitor field implementation and testing activities for a range of transit vehicles
  • Support System integration of vehicle subsystems and complete vehicles from different suppliers for compatibility and functional performance
  • Assess performance and specification compliance for vehicles and subsystems
  • Have familiarity with vehicle and subsystems from key suppliers in the market in order to perform detailed design reviews of product and system submittals
  • Conduct direct client contact on project matters
If you're up for the challenge, we've been looking for someone just like you. Join our team.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • 6-10 years total experience
    • 5-7 years in system engineering and/or maintenance
    • 1-3 years in project management with some leadership responsibilities / experience (e.g., lead engineering)
  • Basic knowledge of transit vehicle industry standards and practices
  • Demonstrates good communications skills, detail oriented and ability to work independently are essential
  • Demonstrates a strong capability with Microsoft Excel for use in generation of internal and client reports
  • Demonstrates experience with project planning, scheduling and progress reporting

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Experience with vehicle fleet procurement programs
  • Experience with transit vehicles and vehicle electrical systems
  • Advanced technical or business degree (Masters)
  • PE, or willingness to pursue PE certification

At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let's get to work. Developing People through Challenging Projects CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Location CH2M, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA US
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