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Traction Power Engineers - Rail & Transit

Company: Parsons Corporation
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:Not Applicable/NoneJob Description:Traction Power Engineers Rail & Transit Operations CaliforniaOpportunity:Parsons provides general engineering services to support implementation of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Districts Renewal and Core Capacity programs, and projects for LA Metro Rail for system-wide repair and replacement, covering traction power, train control, tunnel seismic retrofits, station modernization, track modifications, and yard and shop renovations. Parsons is providing project development, engineering, design, and other services to BART and LA Metro Rail.Responsibilities :

  • Parsons teams are preparing operability studies for seismic retrofit and is leading preliminary engineering design work on the Tunnel repair. Parsons rail team is preparing final design and construction plans for the A Line interlocking track replacements and the road and highway team is preparing the final design for rehabilitating grates on ventilation shafts at several BART stations.
  • Perform electrical analyses to support traction power design, such as ampacity, cable pull, and grounding calculations.
  • Document the results of the analyses and recommendations in corresponding calculation reports. Developed design drawings documenting various aspects of traction power facilities for various sites, including proposed site layouts, demolition details, electrification plans, switchgear and traction power equipment sizing, conduit routing plans and sections, and grounding drawings.
  • Developed detailed designs for portable substations for sites as an interim arrangement. Developed a good working relationship with the client through routine interactions and high-quality engineering design. Provided guidance and direction to interns on traction power system design and on BART guidelines for substation replacement.
  • For the A-Line Interlocking Replacement task, responsibilities included developing design drawings and detailed specifications for replacing the contact rail assembly, feeder jumper cables, and termination blocks. Used electrical analysis software to perform cable pull calculations to support the design of conduit and duct bank routing and documented the effort in a calculation report.
  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines (train control, civil, trackwork) to finalize the proposed traction power design. Gained insight into the constructability of the traction power design in conjunction with other disciplines, working with the project manager and the constructability team.Requirements :
    • A 4 year Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, and at least 3 years of more experience with rail & transit system for traction power engineering.The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.About UsParsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.For more about Parsons, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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