Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rail Safety Engineer at Battelle

JOB TITLE: Rail Safety Engineer
COMPANY Within our National Security Global Business (NSGB) Product Line, our Rail Safety Group is looking for senior Rail Safety Engineers to participate in multifaceted safety assessments of electronic and software based systems used in rail transportation applications.

JOB DESCRIPTION The candidate for this position can be located in Columbus, Ohio, Rochester, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Washington, and Aberdeen, Maryland. They will be working with Battelle’s Rail Safety staff, the successful candidate will use their solid background in engineering, design and safety principles to generate various reports and safety-related analysis tasks (e.g. hazard analysis) associated with rail equipment being supplied to the North American and International rail transportation industries. On-the-job training in the global safety discipline and preparation of proposals will be provided to the candidate as required to accomplish project tasks.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Participate, with the members of the Rail Safety Group, in the proposal, project management and technical analysis associated with traditional Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) activities including but not limited to:Safety PlanningIndependent Safety AssessmentHazard Analyses and Hazard LogWorst Case and Product Failure Analysis (FMEA) Risk Assessments Various Safety Reports and Safety Case Documentation for products or systems required by rail agencies, rail equipment suppliers, and in adherence to regulatory agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:· Bachelor/Master’s of Science Degree in Electronic / Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other similar engineering discipline.· Experience in electronic and microprocessor based product or system design for companies associated with highly reliable or safety critical activities.· Ability to execute analyses, design reviews and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles, adhering to business standards & procedures in accordance with product/ program requirements.· Self starter, able to work independently with a sense of urgency and network effectively to gather data from different sources in a team environment Experience in Design for Quality, Safety and/or Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM).· Effective writing of technical reports and input to proposals.

THE FOLLOWING IS PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:· Experience in business development activities, preparation and formal presentation to clients.· Experience in managing the full proposal cycle – identifying lead for an opportunity to working with Contracts in issuing a final proposal to a client.· Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. This includes providing a writing sample (if selected for an interview) such as a thesis, research/technical report or other evidence of writing capability.· Self starter, able to work independently with a sense of urgency and network effectively to gather data from different sources in a team environment.· Must be a detail-oriented individual, thoughtful and deliberate in your approach to conducting research and analyses.· Be an effective listener and contributor at client meetings. Demonstrated ability to document the pertinent information/action items/opportunities discussed in a client meeting and provide a written summary of that material for management and senior technical staff. · Excellent Microsoft Office software skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; also skills in Project preferred).· Must possess a strong work ethic and be task focused. Must be willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done within the allotted timeframe while maintaining the highest levels of quality in the products produced.· Experience in Project Management a plus, including ability to work with Microsoft Project. Formal project management training (i.e., coursework, continuing education, CAPM or PMP certifications) a plus.· Demonstrated experience conducting research for USDOT a plus.

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