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Rail Safety Engineer - New York, NY #6673835

Company: Battelle Memorial Institute

Date: 08/14/2019

Category: Computer Hardware

City: New York, NY

We are seeking a Rail Safety Engineer in New York, NY .

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


The Transportation Operations Research Researcher will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in major research projects in the ever evolving field of applying technologies to surface transportation systems operations. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for working closely with senior staff and industry leaders in conducting a range of analytical activities.


Participate, with the members of the Rail Safety Group, in project management and technical analysis associated with traditional Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) activities including but not limited to:

  • Safety Planning

  • Independent Safety Assessment

  • Hazard Analyses and Hazard Log Development and Review

  • Worst Case and Product Failure Analysis

  • 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 position requires candidates to have excellent communication skills, including effectively presenting ideas in formal and informal situations, and through writing. Candidates must be detail-oriented individuals, thoughtful and deliberate in their approach to conducting research and analyses. This position provides the opportunity to grow professionally through direct interaction with clients.


  • Bachelor's degree in Transportation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or relevant transportation-related field and 2-5 years’ experience in the transportation industry

  • Experience in electronic and microprocessor based product or system design/analysis for companies associated with highly reliable or safety critical activities.

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with vital processor-based signaling and train control systems design, including implementation of safety assurance concepts per IEEE-1483, MIL-STD 882C/D/E, CENELEC 50126, 50128, 50129 and 50159

  • Previous experience of writing technical reports

  • Strong understanding of MS Office Suite with particular focus on MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel

  • Self-starter, able to work independently with a sense of urgency and network effectively to gather data from different sources in a team environment

  • Capable of travel within the US and Canada up to 10% 25%


  • Master’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or other similar engineering discipline.

  • Experience in conducting FMEA/FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis, and Risk Assessment (focused on safety)

  • Experience with the design, execution, and analysis of Fault Injection testing

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated experience conducting research for US DOT a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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