Direct the monitoring, inspection, evaluation, repair, maintenance, installation, and alteration of the 25kV infrastructure including the overhead contact systems and power substations for the Caltrain commuter rail service.
Responsible for establishing, implementing, and directing the Rail Maintenance of Way MOW for all overhead contact systems and power substations.
Conducts certification inspections of structure and equipment when alterations or improvements are made on the alignment.
Approves contractor and MOW activity on commuter rail access and monitors adherence to the permitting process and safety rules.
Leads the audit process and requirements, RWP training, with the FRA and other agencies.
Liaison with internal and external stakeholders, manage relationships on Caltrain commuter rail service operations.
Lead all initiatives related to process improvements and change management. Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are communicated and followed.
Supervise staff. Hire, mentor, and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection of staff. Coordinate staff training and professional development. Establish performance objectives. Monitor and evaluate employee performance.
Examples of Duties:
Review operational and safety reports daily to ensure that work is accomplished properly, safely, and effectively within all federal, state, and local guidelines and standards.
Responsible for maintaining all reports related to accidents and safety violations.
Responsible for training on SOP, communicating all policy changes and updates
Plan, develop, manage, and oversee the implementation of operating rules, regulations, and policies for OCS.
Represent Caltrain with the Federal Railroad Administration, California Public Utilities Commission, and the public; transit/funding agencies, PCJPB, and other government regulatory agencies.
Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect oneself, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must work on site 3 days per week
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
Seven years of railroad or rail transit operating experience is required.
Three (3) years management level experience.
Valid California Driver’s license with a good driving record
Experience in electro-mechanical or MOW maintenance of a rail transit systems. FRA-regulated AC high voltage commuter railroad preferred.
Qualified Overhead High Voltage Maintainer preferred but Certified Signal/Power, Signal or Traction Power, from other rail modes will be considered.
Extensive knowledge of railroad operating rules and applicable state and federal laws and regulations is desirable.
Caltrain is the commuter rail system serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that spans 77 miles and is governed by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB). Caltrain operates a fleet of 29 locomotives and 123 passenger cars. The average weekday ridership for Caltrain is over 60,000 passengers.
Currently, Caltrain is going through a modernization program, The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The electrification of the railway is a transformative change, and this is the most exciting time in the 150 year history of the railway. The primary purpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.