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Railway Signal Engineer in San Bruno, CA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 8/4/2017

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Job Description

Throughout our 100 year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader at 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 delivering excellence as promised! We have fostered a culture 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, 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 in our journey as we continue to provide thought provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years! 


Gannett Fleming is currently seeking a Rail Signals Designer to join our San Bruno office. Responsibilities will include producing preliminary and final designs for a wide variety of clients and signal system technologies.  Our client base includes commuter rail (heavy rail) mass transit (subway, elevated and other fixed urban guideway systems) and light rail. We also provide services to signal equipment suppliers for large signal projects.

Our signal designers and engineers will develop drawings and plans, technical specification, technical reports, construction cost estimates and project schedules in accordance with our customers’ needs.  Work will also entail the oversight of commissioning and testing during the implementation phase of a project. Knowledge of wayside, vehicle and central control signal systems is required.

Job Description and Duties:

  • Generate preliminary or final design signal drawings, technical specifications, technical reports, construction cost estimates, project schedules and cutover plans.
  • Manage assigned project work including scope, schedule, and budget and provide timely, quality milestone reporting.
  • Help generate technical content for customer proposals if and when required
  • Ensure that designs adhere to necessary federal, state, and local standards and laws, understanding of AREMA, FRA and CENELEC standards
  • Coordinate and guide CADD technicians to produce CADD drawings
  • Follow QA/QC policies and practices and identify possible quality and safety issues within the scope of the project. 
  • Review and seal design drawings, if licensed.
  • Develop signal circuit designs.
  • Mentor junior staff. 
  • Design of signal systems with the following technologies: CTC, cab signaling, fixed block, ATC, ATP, PTC, CBTC, micro-processor based systems, highway crossing design, vital and non-vital circuit design in ABS territory, and Interlockings.

Job Requirements

  • BS in an Engineering field preferred, candidates with multiple years of signal design experience will also be considered
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California is strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience performing the tasks described above
  • Experience with signal equipment manufacturers, consultants, and railroads. 

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.