Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, the Bay Area's newest transit system, seeks an Assistant Engineer to support the Manager of Train Control in designing, constructing and implementing train control and grade crossing systems, networking and related projects.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; and
Two years of full-time professional engineering experience providing the knowledge and skill requirements.
Professional engineering/rail systems related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.
Experience in rail design and/or construction desirable.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office for design and construction is essential.
Possession of a valid California Engineer-In-Training Certificate.
Analyzing test data and reports to determine if systems meet functional and performance specifications.
Documenting systems performance and developing preliminary engineering designs, specifications and standards for modifications to train control systems as needed.
General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of electrical engineering.
Correct methods of using engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, drafting.
Principles of supervision as they relate to training, directing and reviewing the work of subordinates.
Organize, establish priorities, and set goals and objectives.
Identify and define technical problems.
Apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning to develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and determine appropriate solutions.
Read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans.
Retain and recall factual, technical data and legal provisions.
Effectively communicate verbally to convey technical information and give instructions.
Listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information.
Write clearly and concisely with technical accuracy reports, correspondence and records.
Adjust to workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines.
Maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, co-workers and the public.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits and pension.
About Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the Bay Area’s newest passenger rail service providing a safe, reliable and congestion-free transportation option for Marin and Sonoma counties. The initial 43-mile system includes stations in the Sonoma County Airport area, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato and San Rafael. SMART’s system also includes a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the rail corridor. SMART’s rail service includes a Larkspur extension, which is slated to open by the end of 2019. Future extensions are planned for Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale, completing the vision for a full 70-mile system.