ENSCO is seeking a Senior Railway Research Engineer with experience within the railroad industry to provide research, engineering, testing, and training services to the railway industry in the areas of track; rollingstock; signals and communications; and human factors.
Efforts may focus on a wide variety of railway initiatives including:
• Rollingstock testing such as ride quality, braking performance and noise/vibration levels
• Vehicle/Track Interaction modeling, simulation, and testing
• Vehicle and track component evaluations
• Bridge evaluations
• Signal and communications testing
• Grade crossing safety
• Ergonomics and human factors
Participation in these efforts may include:
• Writing research plans, test reports and briefings
• Conducting the research and testing
• Analysis of data
• Authoring research reports, papers, and briefings
• Serving as a point of contact with external project and research stakeholders
• Managing research teams including work assignments, budget management and administrative activities
• Publishing research results and presenting research at conferences and other industry forums
• Support the establishment of research agendas for federal, commercial, and international clients including participation in industry organizations
• Ph.D. degree or higher in an engineering or scientific field
• Active contributor in relevant professional organizations within the rail industry (e.g., participation in or leading of committee meetings/working groups, presentation of research, review/publication of papers for sponsored conferences/journals)
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 10 years' of relevant professional experience
• Experience in railroad industry
• Testing/analysis experience in an applicable engineering field
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse interdisciplinary team
• Ability to build professional and courteous relationships with your colleagues and supervisors
• Must be able to safely climb a 15-foot-high ladder to gain access to railroad cars
• Ability to react well under pressure in high-stressed situations; accept responsibility for own actions.
• Ability to observe all safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Railroad regulations require that the selected candidate must pass an e-RAILSAFE security background check and online safety tests to work on railroad properties. Wearing safety equipment (hardhat, steel-toe boots, protective vest, and protective eyeglasses) when working on railroad properties is also a requirement. ENSCO will provide all necessary safety equipment.
• Annual education tuition reimbursement
• 401(k) Plan with up to 6% dollar-for-dollar company match
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Spending Accounts – FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and HSA
• Leave available for holidays, bereavement, jury duty, military service, family medical leave, and as required by State law
• Paid Time Off
• 100% Company paid Employee Assistance Program and life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, business travel accident, and professional liability insurance (employee only)
• Other voluntary programs, including supplemental life, auto and home insurance, and legal program
• Computer purchase discount
• Recognition and reward programs
• Patent awards
• Technical paper awards for presentations and publications
• Recruitment awards
• Length of service awards
• Community service recognition
ENSCO's Applied Technology and Engineering (ATE) Division is a leading provider of surface transportation research and technology development services with a long history of supporting railway, transit, and highway safety initiatives. Our products and services are provided to government agencies focused on transportation safety and security. ENSCO work protects our surface transportation network and has a significant impact on the protection of human life, the environment, and the economy. ENSCO's ATE Division is part of the greater Surface Transportation Group (STG) within ENSCO, Inc.
Our staff conducts impactful research and advances technology in many exciting areas including:
- The behavior of railroad and transit track, rolling stock, vehicle components as well as control systems under a wide range of operating conditions.
- Advancement of leading-edge technologies including autonomous, non-contact and machine vision-based approaches for asset condition assessment.
- The application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to today's most challenging asset maintenance issues.
- The opportunity to work with talented engineers, programmers, and scientists at all levels of the design and development process to solve challenging transportation issues.
- The chance to participate in testing and research initiatives utilizing unique test facilities and technologies.
- Bonuses for conference presentations and publications
- Direct exposure to customer personnel, financial management and business development.
ENSCO provides a stimulating, collaborative, multi-discipline environment with coworkers from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds working together to make the world a safer place. Come join a stable and growing company and experience the reward of seeing the results of your work make an impact on some of the world's most challenging transportation problems.
Strength in Diversity
ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.
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