Fire Safety Engineer- Rolling Stock

Job Description

At Siemens Mobility we live and champion an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We apply lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. Our product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trains. Core manufacturing processes include extensive car-shell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.

Siemens is looking for a highly analytical, performance-driven professional with emphasis in product safety. The System Engineer is responsible for the fire safety engineering and regulatory compliance of Siemens light-rail and heavy rail coaches and locomotives for North American customers. The position is based in Sacramento, CA collaborating with the Systems Engineering Manager.

  • Proficient communicator (verbal/written skills) must be capable of optimally strengthening relationships with fellow staff and management, in addition to building consensus, and eliciting clear decisions from clients and all levels of partners.
  • Technical know-how in engineering operations and knowledge of industry standards, concepts, best practices, and safety standards.
  • Fire and regulatory safety standards include but not limited to 49CFR238, APTA, PRIIA, ASTM E162/662/1354/C1166, EN45545, NFPA130, BSS7239/SMP 800C, etc.
  • A highly organized individual with excellent customer service (verbal skills), strong social skills, problem-solving, and pressure management skills with strong attention to detail and follow-through while maintaining focus on the big picture.
  • The engineer shall be proficient in problem-solving, research, and time-management abilities including identifying the root cause of issues and implementing creative, targeted solutions.
  • Team focused with effective communication and presentation skills, able to coordinate with management, engineers, and vendors to achieve goals.
  • Analysis and evaluation capabilities with a consistent track record of accuracy and precision. Attention to small details and excellent critical thinking, decision making, time management (schedule consistency), and leadership skills.
  • Proven expertise in collaborating with multi-functional teams across multiple locations to implement projects and accomplish required tasks efficiently and effectively.
Typical Job-Related Activities but not limited to:
  • Build sophisticated fire safety analysis (FSA) reports for each project based on project design.
  • Build complete fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) matrix reports for each project based on project design.
  • Presentations to rail customers or internal partners during several phases of the vehicle design, i.e. conceptual design review, pre-design review and final design review.
  • Guide vendors, systems engineers in relation to fire safety and its requirements.
  • Write detailed design reviews for rail customers (CDRLs) as applicable.
  • Apply the broad knowledge of combustible materials to make accurate material selection for use on rail vehicles.
  • Setup samples for laboratory testing.
  • Develop detailed field modification instructions (FMI) or Repair Procedures (RP) to retrofit rail vehicles as related to fire safety and material selection for use on rail vehicles.
  • Provide support to all internal working groups (production, quality, project management, procurement, and test/commissioning.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Preferred: In rail industry, materials, or engineering background
  • BS degree in Engineering or related field or 2+ years of meaningful experience.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in the English language
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express technical information
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills
  • Able to complete tasks with minimal information given
  • Hands-on application and testing materials
  • SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word, PPT, Creo View
  • Travel less than 5%
  • Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Qualified applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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