Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway.
Under general supervision, the Assistant Engineer will perform field or office engineering work of moderate difficulty; to direct subordinate engineers and engineering technicians in connection with the performance of a wide variety of SMART’s projects; and to do related work as required. This is a journey level position within the Engineering positions and work assignments are usually portions of a major project, are received in general terms and the incumbent is expected to use judgment and initiative in developing and completing work assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
This is a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by, and minimum requirements required of, employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SMART reserves the right to determine and amend job responsibilities.
Acts as an assistant to the Manager of Train Control Systems on projects
Performs field inspections and witnessing of field testing.
Participates and assists in the design, construction and implementation of a variety of systems engineering projects of moderate difficulty such as train control, grade crossing warning systems, and networking.
Calculates the quantity, quality, and cost of materials used in various projects.
Reviews engineering calculations of other engineers or technicians.
Prepares engineering specifications.
Retrieves data logs from a variety of microprocessor and networking equipment.
Performs analysis of data logs, and prepares detailed reports regarding equipment operation and performance.
Assists field staff in performing troubleshooting of microprocessor and networking equipment.
Coordinates with equipment vendors during troubleshooting and warranty administration.
Prepares and reviews drawings, procedures and reports.
Reviews and checks circuit plans for the project to assure compliance with the specifications and follows sound engineering practices.
Prepares engineering estimates and prepares change orders.
Participates in communications with consultants and contractors on contract disputes and changes.
Participates as staff in public hearings and public meetings as needed.
Responds to inquiries from the public.
Prepares technical correspondence and reports.
May direct the work of subordinate engineers and technical staff.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; and
Two years of full-time professional engineering experience providing the knowledge and skill requirements.
Professional engineering/rail systems related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.
Experience in rail design and/or construction desirable.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office for design and construction is essential.
Possession of a valid California Engineer-In-Training Certificate.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including CALPERS pension, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and 457b deferred compensation.
About Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the Bay Area’s newest passenger rail service providing a safe, reliable and congestion-free transportation option for Marin and Sonoma counties. The initial 43-mile system includes stations in the Sonoma County Airport area, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato and San Rafael. SMART’s system also includes a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the rail corridor. SMART’s rail service includes a Larkspur extension, which is slated to open by the end of 2019. Future extensions are planned for Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale, completing the vision for a full 70-mile system.