Now Hiring | Systems Engineer

Role description

Rio Grande Pacific Technology (RioTech) harnesses combined operational and technical experience to create railroad signal engineering design for our customers. We develop innovative, turnkey solutions to challenges faced by transit agencies, freight railroads, and short line railroads across the Nation.

RioTech is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Systems Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Fort Worth, Texas. The Systems Engineer reports to the Director of Systems Maintenance at the Corporate Office.


• Execute and responsible for testing and commissioning activities of a Rail Transit System from the end of installation to the start of revenue service
• Conduct all testing and commissioning activities in full compliance with company standards, contract requirements, project schedule, approved test procedures, quality, safety, and environmental objectives
• Create and issue test documentation and reports
• Regularly report test and commissioning progress and status to the Commissioning Manager
• Manage the configuration of documentation, hardware and software in the field
• Perform troubleshooting, identification and resolution of system and subsystem issues and when required escalate issues to engineering and management
• Able to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision
• Able to work under pressure during intense periods of testing and commissioning activities
• Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in support of the project which may include working shift rotation, nights, weekends, and holidays
• Ability to interact with customer and project team in a professional manner
• Maintain and develop own professional competence and skills

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• 5 years of experience
• Working knowledge with one or more of the following Rail Transit Signaling System: Automatic Train Control, Communication Base Train Control, Positive Train Control
• Previous experience in Testing & Commissioning of large infrastructure projects
• Experience and knowledge of implementation engineering processes covering testing and commissioning
• Experience and knowledge of reviewing engineering drawing, blueprints and schematic diagrams
• Knowledge of Safety Critical and Safety Related activities in the Rail Transit System environment
• Equipment Installation Processes
• Test & Commissioning Processes
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Health, Safety and Environment

Desired Skills / Knowledge:

• Basic working knowledge of Rail Transit Subsystem such as Automatic Train Supervision, Vehicle, Telecommunication, Platform Screen Gates, Traction Electrification, SCADA, CCTV, Radios, GPS, etc.
• Basic understanding of software configuration managements (CM)
• Basic understanding of software programming logic
• Ability to read, understand, and implement scripts written in various scripting languages (BASH, python, Perl)
• Basic working knowledge of the Linux or UNIX operating system
• Operation and Maintenance Processes

Required Background Investigation:

• Criminal history
• Last 7 years of driving history
• Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
• Social Security number
• Education

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