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Job Details

Traction Power Engineer ID 42091

Company name

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Energy, Engineering

Posted on
Oct 16,2019

Valid Through
Jan 29,2020

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Be involved in projects with our Transit and Rail 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!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Traction Power Engineer for our Oakland, Ca office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Traction Power Supply and Distribution Design Engineer for Rail Transit Systems.

Ensure that company technical policies and procedures are practiced during the execution of projects for clients.

Project work would include Power Supply and Distribution Design for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail and High Speed Rail Projects operating on Overhead Contact or Third Rail Systems

Utilizes sound electrical engineering practices to develop designs and reports.

Prepares power system studies for AC and DC electrified railway systems

Develop and review designs and technical specifications.

Develop cost estimates and projections

Participate in project working meetings

Completeness and accuracy of design team work.

Review shop drawings, record changes and communicate directly with suppliers, contractors and client representatives as required.

Support the installation and testing of traction power systems components and software.

Performs site investigations in substations and along railroad tracks

Identify construction costs trending out of budget.

Work location would include both Home Office and short term travel to Cities installing or planning to install Electrified Transit Systems. Long term field assignments are also available.

Job Requirements

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

BSCEE / Electrical Engineering Degree

5 Years experience in design of traction power systems

Experience working on large transit/railroad projects with substations, 3rd rail and/or overhead contact distribution systems

Proficiency with MS Office software, CAD software

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with clients and team members

Ability to work in this country immediately required

Preferred Qualifications




WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. 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?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

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