Senior Signal Engineer

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 17995 

Benefits Offering
RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives.  We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives.


Pay Range: $120000 - $145000 / year


Position Summary
Performs all aspects of the signal design process, including preparing signal engineering designs based on project needs and coordinating preparation of design details and plans. Checks and tests systems in accordance with industry standards and regulations.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
•    Designs signal systems in accordance with client needs, industry standards and regulations, and Company policies and practices
•    Prepares and reviews specifications for signal systems, and evaluates information to ensure conformity to industry practices
•    Designs signal infrastructure for track circuits, grade crossing and traffic control systems; prepares detailed plans including designs of signal circuits and control tables
•    Inspects and tests signal systems, equipment, structures and materials for safety and for conformity to industry standards
•    Assists with installation and repair of signal equipment
•    Interacts with multi-discipline teams on proposals and projects
•    Follows and promotes Company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures
•    Assists with preparation of operating plans and schedules
•    Writes reports and prepares engineering documentation


Required Skills and Qualifications 
•    Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related discipline
•    A minimum of 7-15 years’ experience in signal system design, installation/construction, testing, and repair
•    Knowledge of a wide range of signaling concepts, principles, and practices
•    Knowledge of new signal construction standards and requirements
•    Ability to review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex signal problems
•    Ability to interpret effectively and accurately, reference, evaluate, organize, and record technical information
•    Ability to apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
•    Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
•    Works outdoors at construction sites and office environments
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction
•    Sits, reads, writes, and uses a keyboard
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather
•    May be exposed to loud noise


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. 


RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.  We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success.

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh