Operating Services - Sr. Project Engineer-Systems Engineer -- PTC Energy Management Job Listing at Union Pacific in Omaha, NE
Operating Services - Sr. Project Engineer-Systems Engineer -- PTC Energy Management
Work Location:Omaha, NE
Closing Date:May 31, 2013
Basic Purpose of Job:
This position is a technical position in the IT as part of the Career Path Process. The technical career path is for employees interested in an individual contributor role, who want to work with other team members to ensure a project's success. The main elements of the technical path include: 1) No direct reports, 2) Heavy technical skills, 3) Heavy teamwork, 4) Heavy client/customer contact, 5) Heavy daily planning and execution, 6) Creativity and 7) Participation in interviewing process.
Position reports to Dan Fitzgerald in the Operating Services group and will be filled at Band B or C level (Sr. Project Engineer, Associate Systems Engineer, or Systems Engineer) depending upon the successful candidate's skill set and experience.
Position will participate in the systems engineering effort to fully integrate Energy Management Systems with Union Pacific's locomotive and Positive Train Control (PTC) operations.
The position will analyze needs, perform the technical effort, define functional requirements, specify system interfaces, analyze performance, work with vendors, and manage the deployment of the system. Position will participate in the creation and maintenance of PTC and Energy Management requirements and interface control documents.
Energy Management systems are deployed in the back office and on the locomotive PTC computer to aid the engineer in the energy efficient operation of the train (fuel, speed, force) by modeling the train over the territory, computing train physics and providing control feedback to the engineer display and locomotive control system.
Perform the systems engineering to integrate the vendor supplied Energy Management system as a stand-alone locomotive system and as a system that is integrated with Positive Train Control. Position has heavy interaction with Operating Practices, Operating Services, Mechanical, IT/Telecom, Supply and Vendors to define requirements, perform testing, diagnose system operation, deploy, report on and maintain the system.
Design and specify system interfaces, define product enhancements, document and report on system operation, manage defects, test the system, monitor vendor performance and determine development priorities. Position works with railroad departments to define operational enhancements and is expected to develop an understanding of train handling and operating practices and apply that understanding to the development of technical system requirements. Position will work on the effort to allow the locomotive engineer to automate the operation of the train using 'auto-pilot' type technology.
Software deployment and configuration of the system on the locomotive and in the back office. Position is responsible for the management of a business critical application, working with IT and Operating teams to maximize the availability and use of the system.
Interact directly with the people, equipment and the field environment and is expected to develop the knowledge of railroad operating rules and practices that is necessary to safely participate in the deployment of the Energy Management system.
Travel to the field to observe and validate operation of the system aboard a train.
Required Skill Sets and Experience:
6+ Years of engineering experience. The ideal candidate will have a mix of software engineering, systems engineering and hardware engineering experience.
Demonstrated experience in the product life cycle from definition, design, and development through to implementation and maintenance of a complex IT system.
Experience with Linux, one or more programming languages, shell scripting, SQL, messaging, and IP networking.
Experience with real time operating systems, control feedback mechanisms, statistics, physics, radio systems and the internals of computer systems.
Problem Solving: Must be able to take current practices and procedures and improve upon them with innovative ideas. Must be able to understand and integrate solutions in a multi-systems environment, providing a seamless look to the customer.
Freedom to Act: Incumbent may set his/her own priorities and may deviate from procedure if the end results meet the standards. Supervisors typically review the work product or results after completion.
Impact of Action: Responsible for giving significant advice and counsel, information and/or analysis for decision makers.
Technical Knowledge: Requires demonstrated subject matter expertise of several components, and the incumbent is qualified to transfer this knowledge to the rest of the organization.
Managerial Knowledge: Requires ability to effectively manage work time and deliver a quality product on time. Also requires the ability to understand and convey ideas to other people effectively.
Business Knowledge: Requires subject matter expertise of at least one UP business process. Incumbent can explain how the entire process functions.
Preferred Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field,. Strong applicable experience (a minimum of 6 years Engineering experience) may be taken into account in lieu of a degree.
6 year(s) experience / knowledge in Information Technology as Noted in Required Skill Sets and Experience in Basic Purpose of Position
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