Parsons Corporation CBTC Systems Engineer II (Communication Based Train Control) in San Francisco, California

CBTC Systems Engineer II (Communication Based Train Control)


Oakland, California, United States

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Whether its conducting rail transit feasibility studies, implementing a new rail line or expanding an existing system, Parsons engineering team has supported all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail and light rail transit! Join Parsons and work with the experts to develop world class rail/transit systems for vibrant, more connected communities!

Parsons is seeking to hire a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) Systems Engineer in theBay Area. The candidate must have experience in the design and implementation of CBTC systems in a brownfield environment. The candidate should be very familiar with the CBTC systems architecture as defined in IEEE 1474 regarding, automatic train supervision, automatic train protection and automatic train operation. The candidate will be expected to be able to lead technical meetings with the client, suppliers and the consultant team regarding the technical aspects of CBTC design and implementation. The candidate will be expected to perform a doer / seller function within Rail Transit Systems, including identifying pursuits with existing and new clients and leading the development of Proposals. The candidate shall be capable of leading a systems engineering team on large scale rail transit systems.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Derive functional/performance requirements and documentation for CBTC systems based on client needs and requirements

  • Produce system and subsystem requirement specifications, interface specifications and test requirement documents by analyzing, decomposing, modeling and refining requirements and typical train control domain requirements

  • Evaluate or prepare operational plans and reports that relate to CBTC system operational and performance requirements

  • Assess plans and technical documentation to support a safe, reliable, maintainable, high quality, and sustainable train control system

  • Present technical designs to clients and/or engineering/management groups in clear, complete, concise and non-ambiguous terms.

  • Lead/chair client discussions by professionally and accurately communicating the system design information

  • Perform system design tradeoff analysis and provide technical direction

  • Review and comment on top level technical designs and documentation to ensure compliance with specifications and standards

  • Identify technical risks and mitigations

  • Maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with other team members and client groups.

Management Responsibilities

  • Lead a system engineering team by defining work, coaching, monitoring their progress and giving general direction and guidance

  • Provide work plan estimates and descriptions based on knowledge of the work and project requirements

  • Provide support to the Engineering Director

  • Identify pursuits for Rail Transit Systems with existing and new clients

  • Leading engineers in the development of Proposals

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools, such as DOORS

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio

  • Strong technical writing skills and interpersonal communication skills

  • Knowledge of related industry systems engineering standards and processes and best practices

  • Has understanding and experience with industry best practice structured engineering design and development processes

  • Ability to apply IEEE 1474 and/or CENELEC standards and/or working knowledge of these standards

Years of Experience

  • 5-8years minimum in the design and implementation of CBTC Systems


  • B. A. Sc. in higher or related discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.