Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer (Non Rep) CBTC

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Engineering

Job Description


All new or rehired San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .

Department

Rolling Stock & Shop-Communication-Based Train Control system.

Pay Rate

$105,333.00 / annually (Minimum) to $159,580.00 / annually (Maximum) - (Non-Represented Pay Band 7)
The initial salary offer will be between $105,333-$131.667 commensurate with experience.

Posted Date

October 27, 2021

Closing Date

Open until filled with first review of applications on November 12, 2021

Reports To

Manager of Vehicle Systems Engineering - Communication-Based Train Control system.

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees

Current Assignment

Rolling Stock & Shops is continuing its recruiting of one (1) Senior Vehicle Systems Engineers to support the multi-year capital project for the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) system. The CBTC system will improve the reliability of the transit system, decrease the runtime of trains between stations, and allow trains to run closer together. This multi-year project will allow BART to safely operate more frequent service, thereby increasing customer convenience and experience.
The ideal candidate has strong technical skills in railcar engineering, and experience in train control engineering projects. In addition, he or she will have experience with time-sensitive projects, the ability to express ideas and suggestions, influence without authority, and strong problem solving skills.

Essential Job Functions

1. Participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the design, evaluation, overhaul, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles.
2. Develops and prepares technical specifications for new and rebuilt transit vehicles and components; oversees the testing and quality assurance of supplier materials.
3. Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain various transit vehicle subsystems.
4. Reviews assigned engineering drawings and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems.
5. Attends design review meetings and presents the District's position on new and rebuilt transit vehicle issues.
6. Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards.
7. Determines District requirements for electrical and electro-mechanical subsystems; researches industry standards and incorporates into specifications as applicable.
8. Analyzes complex vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes.
9. Identifies and resolves transit vehicle project issues; resolves or refers to appropriate division.
10. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including vehicle systems engineering methods, procedures and techniques.
11. Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment.
12. Ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
13. Prepares a variety of analytical and statistical reports on program operations and activities.
14. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering.
15. Provides expert testimony in litigation against the District.

Minimum Qualifications

Education :
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field form an accredited college or university.
Experience :
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) professional verifiable experience in electromechanical engineering, maintenance or related experience.
Other Requirements :
Successful completion of the Engineer-In-Training exam for California is desirable.
Environmental Conditions:
Shop environment; high voltage noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases; office environment.
Substitution :
Addtional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov, or on WebBART.  Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.




Essential Job Functions

Education :
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field form an accredited college or university.
Experience :
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) professional verifiable experience in electromechanical engineering, maintenance or related experience.
Other Requirements :
Successful completion of the Engineer-In-Training exam for California is desirable.
Environmental Conditions:
Shop environment; high voltage noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases; office environment.
Substitution :
Addtional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov, or on WebBART.  Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.    Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Job Address

Oakland, California United States View Map