Communication Systems Engineer (Rail/Transit Projects) - 4 Years of Experience Required

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted 37 days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
USD 80,756.00 - 149,399.00 per year
Full Time


Bill of materials
Verification and validation
Optical fiber
Information systems
Access control
Value engineering
Systems design
System implementation
Vendor development
Requirements management
Power supply
Technical training
Project planning
Team building
Electrical engineering
Intrusion detection
Interfaces management
Building information modeling
Mechanical engineering

Job Details

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Job Description

AECOM Los Angeles is currently seeking a Communications Systems Engineer with specialized skills in Rail and Transit Systems, to join our multidisciplinary West Coast Systems Engineering team and work on delivering an existing and future portfolio of projects.


While the position is primarily for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project, AECOM has an impressive backlog of significant transportation projects in the Greater Los Angeles area and transit/rail projects across West Region and provides exceptional opportunity for professional growth. This position is based out of our Downtown Los Angeles office location and allows for a hybrid working scenario including for in-office collaboration sessions as well as remote work.


  • Develop and review detailed Communications sub-system designs specific to Transportation systems such as fiber optic and IP backbone networks, radio systems, integrated communications systems, passenger information systems, telephony, CCTV, video, train control, intrusion and access control, SCADA, fire alarm systems, etc.

  • Develop systemwide ductbank drawings by working in close coordination with respective system disciplines. Assist and provide working information to CAD for BIM clash detection.

  • Provide value engineering on communications systems related issues saving costs and schedule.

  • Produce system design deliverables such as block diagrams, riser diagrams, network diagrams, equipment layouts, cable schedules, bill of materials, radio and optical link budgets, and others.

  • Generate design reports for all phases of system design. Author test procedures and reports in support of design verification and validation during the project life cycle.

  • Produce Issued for Construction drawing and document packages.

  • Support and participate in the Systems implementation phase of projects, such as installation, Testing & Commissioning, Cutover, Record Drawings and final reports.

  • Support procurement efforts by authoring technical requirements and specifications, performing vendor bid evaluations and supporting vendor selection. Participate in the Requirements Management effort.

  • Interface with other technical disciplines such as Power Supply & Distribution, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Architectural, Trackwork, Civil and others; including coordination and design of Systems interfaces, both physical and functional.

  • Support the management of System Interfaces and creation of Interface Control Documents (ICDs). Lead technical interactions with clients, operators, and other major stakeholders.

  • Manage and lead Systems vendors until final delivery. Manage and deliver technical training of client staff. Support the authoring of project plan documents. Support cost estimates, project schedules and budgets. Perform technical review of other team members' designs.

  • Participate in project pursuit efforts.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior personnel as part of team development.



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant engineering discipline + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.


  • 5 years or more of experience in rail and transit systems.

  • California Professional Engineer License is preferred, but not required.

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline is preferred, but not required.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD/other CAD software.

  • Experience with transit systems in North America. Experience in Owner's Engineer role.

  • Experience in design of one or more of the following: IP backbone networks, integrated communications system, passenger information systems, telephony, SCADA, guideway and track intrusion detection, fence intrusion detection, fire and life safety systems.

  • BIM 360 knowledge

  • Experience participating in Interface Management, Testing & Commissioning, Cutover, and Operations & Maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of codes and standards applicable to rail projects such as NFPA 130, EN 50121 and others.

  • Accustomed to operating within a multi-disciplinary project structure with responsibility for Communications sub-systems design.

  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited direct supervision.

  • Able to lead discussions with senior project staff, partners, clients and suppliers.

  • Able to multitask due to concurrent projects.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

  • Travel is required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,756 to $149,399.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,756.00 - $149,399.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10096318

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site