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Communications System Designer in Chicago , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 9/28/2017

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Job Description

Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.

Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.

Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


We are seeking a highly motivated Communications System Designer to support our Transit & Rail Systems Division, a nationally recognized leader in railroad planning, design, project management and construction management. This position can be based in Northern IL, Northern IN or Southern MI.

The Successful Candidate should have:

  • Have experience in Railroad Operations Communications Systems, both wayside and onboard, Railroad Station Communications, and Railroad Front and Back Office Systems.
  • Be well versed in Positive Train Control systems, including the interrelationship of Wayside Interface units to wayside Radio, Transport and lateral Fiber Optic sub-systems, Back Office Control Systems; their related networks and Vehicle Communications systems. A familiarity with Railroad signal systems as well as, the experience and ability to work with peers, in that discipline, would be an asset.
  • Possess a familiarity with onboard Wi-Fi Systems for passengers as subscriber and the related backhaul systems.
  • Possess a familiarity with onboard health systems, the interrelationship with vehicle sub-systems, communications systems, office systems and networks.
  • Possess the ability and experience to interface with Communications Common Carriers, including the defining of, and establishment of contract parameters such as, Service Level Agreements, bandwidth requirements and the selection of communications protocols and their related interfaces.
  • Be familiar with Passenger Information Systems, Class 2 wiring requirements, SCADA, UPS systems, CCTV and Security Systems, Ticket Vending Systems, PBX and Voice over IP telephony, fiber optic systems, IP WAN, LAN and WLAN, coaxial and over-the-air RF transport systems.
  • Possess a familiarity with RF propagation and RF propagation modeling applications and tools.
  • Have experience in the writing of reports, reviews, spread sheets, proposals, cost estimates and contract documents.


Job Requirements

  • 5-10 Years’ experience with several of the above systems.
  • Prior Railroad or Transportation Experience.
  • Relevant Certifications

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.