WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Transit and Rail Vehicle Engineer (ID# 37190) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Transit and Rail Vehicle Engineer (ID# 37190) Salt Lake City, UT

Category: Transit and Rail

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 5

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Transit and Rail Vehicle Engineering Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

We are currently looking for a Transit and Rail Vehicle Engineer to join our West/Central region Transit and Rail, Technical Excellence Center. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah you will be part of a dynamic and growing team dedicated to meeting client expectations through the provision of highly experienced local resources.

In this role you will be responsible for providing project management and technical expertise for rail vehicle systems and systems integration. Our teams provide high quality multi-modal engineering support to high-profile, national and international projects. Transit modes shall include but may not be limited to streetcar, light rail and commuter rail. You will actively participate in all areas of project life cycles, from the design phase through the final close-out. Potential projects will include vehicle overhaul programs and potential new vehicle procurements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Client Satisfaction

  • Directly and daily interface with the client

  • Attend client meetings

  • Develop project proposals and budgets

  • Perform billable work and other tasks as best fits training and ability

  • Assume responsibility for the preparation of technical reports in accordance with WSP’s ISO requirements

  • Preparation of technical reports/specifications

  • Undertake design reviews

  • Investigation of vehicle/rail system and integration issues

  • Support maintenance and vendor warranty issues

  • Business Development

  • Assume roles in assisting in new pursuits

  • Actively seek new opportunities

  • Management

  • Project Management activities

  • Management of in-house resources and technical specialists

  • Coordinate multiple activities in a logical and orderly manner

  • Knowledge Growth and Sharing

  • Continued Professional Development

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four year degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related discipline

  • A minimum of five years of experience as a rail vehicle engineer or equivalent position

  • System assurance and safety management systems experience

  • Knowledge of and experience with the systems associated with rail vehicles such as propulsion, braking, HVAC, communications, and auxiliary power systems

  • Experience in technical specification preparation and cost estimation and evaluation

  • Must be able to effectively communicate information and ideas both orally and in writing in the English language

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and other industry specific software

  • Experience in client facing roles and meeting client expectations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations including the applicable Code of Federal Regulations and APTA

  • Advanced degree(s)

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license with eligibility for reciprocity in other states

  • Preferred experience to include:

    • Vehicle overhaul programs
    • Specification preparation
    • Design Review
    • Cost estimating
    • Contract Management


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.