A California-based professional consulting firm is seeking a talented mid-level railway Traction Power Simulation Engineer for a full-time position where some or all of the work will be done in Lebanon, NH. As part of one of the country’s premier teams of rail transit system experts, this conscientious, self-starting professional will analyze proposed preliminary and final designs. In addition, this engineer will analyze the existing traction power supply and distribution systems for a variety of clients as well as rail traction power technologies, including state-of-the-art energy storage devices. Our client base includes commuter and intercity rail, rail mass transit (e.g. subway, elevated and other fixed urban guideway systems), light rail, and bus owners and operators.
The Traction Power Simulation Engineer will work from drawings, specifications, technical reports, electrical schematics, operating data, and performance specifications with client and internal direction in accordance with our customers’ needs. Work assignments also may entail the performance and/or planning and oversight of field instrumentation (e.g. data collection) in support of the diagnostic or validation phase of a project. The pay is competitive.
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks:
Develop, revise, test and analyze computer-based traction power load flow and fault studies using simulation models provided by our client based on specialized software and traditional techniques
Ensure that recommended system designs or improvements are effective and adhere to necessary federal, state, and local standards and laws, and comply with client specifications
Perform on-site instrumentation (e.g. data collection) when needed in coordination with client staff
Help generate technical content for customer proposals
Guide and coordinate CADD technicians to produce CADD drawings on subject matter
Follow QA/QC policies and procedures and identify possible quality and safety issues within the scope of the project
Qualifications and Skills:
BS in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of five years’ relevant experience
Familiarity with specific design requirements related to AC and DC traction power systems in transportation or a related field such as electric utility power distribution systems
Understanding of, or willingness to quickly learn, American National Standards Institute, IEEE and other applicable standards
Familiarity with electric utility or traction power system analysis (i.e. load flow and fault studies) or willingness to learn
Strong math skills and deep understanding of physics and engineering principles is essential
Competent verbal and written English language skills
Ability to travel occasionally to client facilities and meetings or as needed if not resident in Lebanon, NH area
Familiarity with railway or rail rapid transit systems and concepts preferred, or will train
Experience in power system modeling, simulation and analysis is a plus
Familiarity with MS Office suite, particularly MS Excel
Acumen Building Enterprise, Inc. is a fast-growing professional consulting services provider renowned for our experienced consultants with “can-do” attitudes and innovative solutions. Acumen’s diverse team of experts specializes in construction and intelligent transportation systems and high-performance building solutions. We are a small, flexible firm with local roots, a global reach and, when it... comes to client support, oversized goals.
Our clients run the gamut from super-sized transportation agencies such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, to private corporations including Parsons Brinckerhoff and Visa International. We also support a wide array of local and state government initiatives with top-flight engineering, cost-effective project controls and ground-breaking technology implementation. Acumen is improving the nation’s infrastructure one project at a time.