Associate Transit Systems Engineer

Design Engineer, Electrical and Instrument Maintenance Supervisor, Field Engineer   More Names
Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Instrumentation Engineer, Power Systems Engineer, Relay Engineer, Systems Engineer, Transportation Engineer

Systems engineers look at public transportation systems as a whole - performing complex analyses of IT systems, transportation infrastructure, energy use, fleet operations, and other factors impacting service, including forecasting and risk analysis - in order to ensure that the component systems work together to maximize service quality. Systems engineers are important for planning large service, equipment, and infrastructure changes, and for monitoring the overall workings of the system on an ongoing basis.

Senior systems engineers supervise the development of engineering plans for public transportation systems in collaboration with a team of systems engineers. Senior systems engineers are experienced, educated professionals who guide public transportation managers in making upgrades to services. These workers may organize contracted services through vendors and manage the completion of new projects. They may be required to train other systems engineers, and complete budgeting and strategic planning tasks.

Systems engineers must have an understanding of public transportation system policies and procedures, and relevant laws and regulations, and have extensive experience in transportation systems. They also must be proficient in information technology and math, and possess good management, organizational, communication, analytical, and planning skills. They may work closely with other departments, vendors, consultants, community groups, and related governmental agencies.

A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field is required. The Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification is preferred, and may be required. Click on the "get qualified" tab above to see available educational programs in your area.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
1% - Little or no change
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $73,910 - $119,690    Hourly: $36 - $58
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Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree (High School + 4 or more Years)
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Percent Job Growth:

1% - Little or no change
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $73,910 - $119,690

Hourly: $36 - $58