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Track Engineer

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

Graduation from an ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field. A passing grade on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination is preferred and coursework in engineering should include mechanics of materials, statics and dynamics and the theory and application of stress and strain models.

In addition, the selected employee must successfully complete WMATA's Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Training.

Minimum of five (5) years of track design experience or track maintenance engineering experience in support of an operating railroad, heavy rail transit or light rail organization.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE:

Possession of, or ability to acquire, a District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.

A Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties :

This is a professional track engineering and track maintenance engineering position which requires periodic to extensive work in the field working alongside WMATA's track maintenance and production crews. The position is primarily focused on ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the existing railroad and supporting more senior track engineers in the achievement of this critical goal.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Maintains and executes WMATA's Rail Stress Management Program in accordance with WMATA's Heat Countermeasure Program with some supervision.

Supports the refinement and execution of WMATA's Rail and Wheel Interface Program through coordination with Vehicle Engineering and the Track Maintenance Department.

Ensures that WMATA's Rail Grinding Program and Rail Lubrication Program is planned and executed in an effective and efficient manner.

Utilizes WMATA's linear asset management software tools to identify maintenance needs and executes long range planning in order to ensure WMATA maintains all track components to a state of good repair.

Updates and maintains WMATA's standard track drawings and specifications.

Serving as the leader of a multi-disciplined team, investigates operating track problems, both in the field and in an office environment, and prepares reports to describe findings and supports the analysis efforts to develop a cost effective engineering solution.

Prepares briefings in order to explain technical challenges to management staff with limited guidance from more senior track engineers.

Partners and conducts market research with transit industry suppliers in order to stay abreast of evolving technologies and draw conclusions as to the applicability of these technologies to the WMATA operating track environment.

Provides technical guidance and support to capital projects that require track engineering expertise.

Leads track maintenance planning efforts by reviewing track inspector defect records and automated track inspection records.

Collects track condition information and performs in-depth analysis in order to determine proximate cause as a member of the WMATA Derailment Investigation team.

The above duties are general and not intended to determine specific duties of the position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.

Closing :

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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Location US-DC-Washington
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

Graduation from an ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field. A passing grade on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination is preferred and coursework in engineering should include mechanics of materials, statics and dynamics and the theory and application of stress and strain models.

In addition, the selected employee must successfully complete WMATA's Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Training.

Minimum of five (5) years of track design experience or track maintenance engineering experience in support of an operating railroad, heavy rail transit or light rail organization.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE:

Possession of, or ability to acquire, a District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.

A Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties :

This is a professional track engineering and track maintenance engineering position which requires periodic to extensive work in the field working alongside WMATA's track maintenance and production crews. The position is primarily focused on ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the existing railroad and supporting more senior track engineers in the achievement of this critical goal.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Maintains and executes WMATA's Rail Stress Management Program in accordance with WMATA's Heat Countermeasure Program with some supervision.

Supports the refinement and execution of WMATA's Rail and Wheel Interface Program through coordination with Vehicle Engineering and the Track Maintenance Department.

Ensures that WMATA's Rail Grinding Program and Rail Lubrication Program is planned and executed in an effective and efficient manner.

Utilizes WMATA's linear asset management software tools to identify maintenance needs and executes long range planning in order to ensure WMATA maintains all track components to a state of good repair.

Updates and maintains WMATA's standard track drawings and specifications.

Serving as the leader of a multi-disciplined team, investigates operating track problems, both in the field and in an office environment, and prepares reports to describe findings and supports the analysis efforts to develop a cost effective engineering solution.

Prepares briefings in order to explain technical challenges to management staff with limited guidance from more senior track engineers.

Partners and conducts market research with transit industry suppliers in order to stay abreast of evolving technologies and draw conclusions as to the applicability of these technologies to the WMATA operating track environment.

Provides technical guidance and support to capital projects that require track engineering expertise.

Leads track maintenance planning efforts by reviewing track inspector defect records and automated track inspection records.

Collects track condition information and performs in-depth analysis in order to determine proximate cause as a member of the WMATA Derailment Investigation team.

The above duties are general and not intended to determine specific duties of the position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.

Closing :

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Job Requirements

 
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