Junior Communications Engineer

B&C Transit, Inc. is seeking a Junior Communications Engineer. The successful applicant will be actively involved in the engineering development and design process, including field installation and testing of the systems we design.

Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree: EE, CS, EECS, IT, Network or Computer Engineering.
  • 1-2 years experience wiring, testing and troubleshooting electronic equipment.
  • 1-2 years experience manipulating data within a Windows operating system.
  • 1-2 years experience with Autocad 2000 or later.
  • 1-2 years experience with Microsoft Office suite, with emphasis on Word and Excel.
  • EIT or CCNA certification preferred.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.

We offer full benefits and a competitive salary. Please forward a detailed resume, availability, and contact information to jobs@bnctransit.com.

Principal Engineer – Rail Transit

Principal Engineer to join firm’s growing transit Systems practice. The position requires extensive experience with multi-disciplinary transit system engineering projects from conceptual design through construction.  Management experience must cover Train Control, Communications, Traction Power, Fare Collection, and related electrical/mechanical.  Experience should include management of designs from preliminary through biddable documents.
Duties include:

  • Working closely with owner/client top develop requirements.
  • Managing production of design and contract documents.
  • Developing project budgets.
  • Developing project schedules.
  • Managing integration among/between disciplines.
  • Incorporation of systems designs into infrastructure.

We offer benefits and competitive salary commensurate with meeting required qualifications and experience.  Please forward a detailed resume, salary requirements, and contact information to jobs@bnctransit.com.

Sr. Integration Engineer – Rail Transit

B & C Transit, Inc. is seeking a Mid to Senior level Integration Engineer to join the firm’s growing transit Systems practice.  The successful candidate should have design and construction experience in a core Systems Transit discipline (Power, Traction Power, Train Control, or Communications) and have experience in preparing project proposals, design reports, engineering plans and specifications for rail transit systems elements.

The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and leading a Project Integration program, facilitating the design, construction, start-up and testing coordination between Systems, Civil, Structural and Mechanical disciplines.  Experience shall include developing an Integration Plan, development and updating of an Interface database, chairing Interface Coordination Meetings and performing Interdisciplinary reviews of design packages both within and across contractual boundaries.  The candidate will also be required to participate in project management and the development of junior engineering staff.

The candidate will be required to work in the company office, be co-located in the Client’s office, and in the field.  Some travel will be required to meet specific project requirements.

At least 10 years of experience in the rail industry with experience in rail & transit project management, integration, design, cost estimating, procurement, testing and commissioning. This position requires a BSEE, EIT (PE preferred) and Word, Excel and CAD experience.

We offer benefits and competitive salary commensurate with meeting required qualifications and experience.  Please forward a detailed resume, salary requirements, and contact information to jobs@bnctransit.com.

SAN FRANCISCO SFMTA Stations, Surface Track and Systems Project (2018)

The Stations, Surface Track and Systems Project comprise Phase 2 of the overall Third St. Light Rail Transit Project. This endeavor will provide rail service and serve regional destinations such as Union Square, Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena, and AT&T Park, as well as connect directly to BART and Caltrain, the Bay Area’s two largest regional commuter rail services. The project includes a Twin Bore Tunnel alignment of approximately 1.7 miles, plus a short surface segment to connect to Fourth and King Station, the current terminal station for the Third Street Line. It has three underground stations; Moscone Station, Union Square/Market St. Station, and Chinatown Station; and one surface station: Fourth and Brannan Station.

B&C Transit Inc. is responsible for the providing engineering services to advance the preliminary engineering design prepared by others to final design and prepare Contract Documents for the Surface, Track and Systems Contract. The scope of work includes the surface segment, tunnel segment and system-wide communication elements. Work on the surface segment includes construction of the surface station, utility relocation, pavement renovation and traffic signals. In the tunnel segment, contract scope includes track invert and drainage and walkway. System-wide elements of work for both surface and tunnel segments include trackwork; mechanical systems including plumbing, fire protection, and emergency ventilation; communications systems including Fiber Backbone Network, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Fire Telephones, Emergency Telephones, Mayor’s Emergency Telephone, CCTV, and Radio; electrical lighting and power; overhead contact system and associated parallel feeders; Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) for the subway; and surface signaling. All of the new systems will be integrated into the new Transportation Management Center (TMC), which B&C Transit Inc. also played a major role in the design and implementation of.

Furthermore, B&C Transit Inc. is also responsible for program integration to ensure that designs performed by the multidisciplinary engineers and architects under the program result in a fully integrated and operational project. Duties include preparation of an integration matrix to identify interface points between work covered under the various construction contracts; monitoring progress of interface coordination between designers to ensure that design requirements are conveyed and understood; and finally, coordinating sign-off by discipline designers to verify that appropriate design requirements are incorporated into the Contract Documents.

MIAMI MDT Metro Rail Control Upgrade (2014)

As the Prime Contractor for MDT’s Metrorail Control Center Upgrade Design Build Project, B&C Transit Inc. has embarked upon the modernization of the existing Central Control Facility. The MRCC modernization project will include the renovation of the existing Central Control Facility, an adjacent office space, upgrading and replacing the HVAC on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors, the Power Distribution Units, the Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electrical Systems, and replacement of existing systems hardware and software.

B&C Transit Inc. will provide an updated control system for the MRCC upgrade project. The control system will integrate hardware components and software applications to provide MDT with the capability to monitor and control the Orange and Green line transit systems from the central control facility. The upgrade will incorporate a state-of-the-art integrated audio/visual display system that will allow workstations and video screen walls to be configurable for a variety of functions.
The new Control Center will include a centrally managed platform to support communications equipment, including Facility SCADA, Motive Power SCADA, the public address system, platform displays, and other
key components used by supervisors to manage operations and other safety systems. The work provided by B&C Transit Inc. provided customized open software and associated hardware, for the Control Center to integrate data from MDT systems so that data could be displayed for MDT staff on a customizable interface.

SAN FRANCISCO SFMTA Transportation Management Center (2014)

As the Prime and Systems Engineer for the SFMTA’s C3 program, B&C Transit in a joint venture effort with HNTB provided a program-wide integration and systems control methodology for the design and construction of its new Transportation Management Center (TMC).

The new TMC will replace the San Francisco Municipal Railroad’s (MUNI’s) outdated Operations Control Center (OCC) as its primary control center and will combine all of SFMTA’s control functions which are currently dispersed across the city with a new state-of-the-art facility.  A key design requirement included the ongoing use and functionality of the existing OCC, which will be maintained as a backup and redundant facility to the TMC.

The new TMC will also incorporate the new Central Subway Project, which includes a 1.7 mile extension of the subway system from AT&T ballpark into the Financial District and Chinatown, currently one of the heaviest traveled bus passenger routes in the city. Because B&C Transit was also part of the design team responsible for preparing the Contract construction documents for the various communication systems for the Central Subway project our team was intimately familiar with the needs and requirements for its integration into the new TMC facility.

An integral part of the preliminary engineering work for the new TMC included an Implementation Plan, which B&C Transit prepared to include migration/phasing and cutover plans that emphasized minimal disruption to current transit revenue operations. B&C Transit also oversaw the review of the business processes that further optimized the organizational functions at the new TMC.  The preliminary engineering phase also incorporated architectural, ergonomic, and industrial designs.

The new TMC also includes a new state-of-the-art integrated audio/visual system that will allow workstations and video screen walls to be configurable for various functions.  The TMC will include a secure area that will have controlled access and firewall separating functions that maintain security and ease of operations. Interoperability initiatives, including ITS Standards, have also been incorporated.

The new Central Subway extension and the TMC will also incorporate an Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) that will be compatible with the existing Thales ATCS.  The ATCS will be upgraded with a new System Management Center that will incorporate the open architecture, IP-based interfaces with other systems.

LOS ANGELES LACMTA Metro Blue Line Pedestrian Crossing (2013)

orking with JL Patterson, B&C Transit Inc. is providing engineering and design services for the installation of a new Pedestrian Grade Crossing Warning System (PGCWS) at 27 grade crossing locations along the existing LACMTA Metro Blue Line.

B&C Transit’s scope of the PGCWS project includes the provision of construction documents for the installation and testing of new pedestrian gates (some locations include grade crossing flasher assemblies and signage). Several intersections required that existing pedestrian gates be relocated, resulting in new conduit runs and upgrades to existing case equipment. Activation of pedestrian grade crossing warning devices will be initiated by existing vehicle entrance gate circuits, while new equipment is required to meet the environmental provisions of the AREMA ATCS environmental specifications and Metro Design Criteria.
B&C Transit is responsible for the Train Control and Communications (TC&C) systems, and other services.

SAN FRANCISCO SFMTA Integrated Systems (2010)

Along with the implementation of a new TMC, many of the existing communication systems in the current Control Center and existing Metro subway are being upgraded or replaced. The Metro Subway includes nine underground passenger stations. B&C Transit Inc. is responsible for design deliverables for the replacement systems which include:
• Fiber Broadband Network for connecting existing underground infrastructure in stations and equipment rooms to both the existing OCC and the new TMC.
• Facility and Power SCADA Systems
• Public Address and Platform Display systems
As part of the preliminary engineering work, B&C Transit Inc. prepared an inventory of existing systems and a Conceptual Engineering Report (CER) which emphasized minimal disruption to current operations. The CER was reviewed and signed off by the various Operations and Maintenance Departments as well as SFMTA Management to indicate concurrence with design concepts and scope.
B&C Transit Inc. then advanced the design to 100% and prepared a complete contract package for bidding purposes for the Replacement System contract. The project has since been bid and awarded and is in the early stages of construction. B&C Transit Inc. is currently providing Construction Management and other support services for the project during this phase of the work.

SAN FRANCISCO SFMTA Bluelight Replacement (2010)

The Bluelight Emergency Telephone Replacement (BLT) project scope includes the design for the complete replacement of the existing Muni Metro Subway emergency Bluelight telephone system within the stations, in the Metro Subway and Sunset Tunnels, and at other integral facilities, with a new state-of-the-art system.
B&C Transit Inc. is also providing Contract Documents for the installation of new conduit, wireways, wiring, other appurtenances and new emergency Bluelight phone boxes (cabinets), standalone Bluelight fixtures, and other related equipment. In addition, the new system will be integrated with the new Transportation Management Center (TMC) and the existing Lenox Operations Control Center (OCC), making it a fully integrated and comprehensive real-time emergency system for the entire SFMTA network.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MIC connector (2010)

The Miami Intermodal Center (MIC)-Earlington Heights Connector is a 2.4-mile, elevated extension of the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Metrorail system, from the existing Earlington Heights Station to the new MIC adjacent to Miami International Airport. The project includes a multilevel station at the MIC. For this $260 million Design-Build contract, B&C Transit Inc. has designed an upgrade to the Operations Control Center (OCC). The work, at six major locations, involves systems including CCTV, public address, VMS, telephone, access control, BLS, intrusion detection, SCADA, central software, LAN, and fiber optics.

SACRAMENTO RDT GPS Tracking (2009)

B&C Transit Inc. worked closely with Sacaramento Regional Transit staff on the development and implementation of a four-monitor control system which idenify and indicate all RTD trains on the system map. The GPS location of latitude and longitude is then sent to an SQL database, which the application reads once per second and then adjusts the train locations on the map per the boundaries of each defined area. Operators are able to assign various tracking flags to each train as they travel along the line for identification purposes.

In addition to GPS tracking, real time communication was provided to VHLC processors for actual occupancy and switch states. The system contains interfaces for assigning rail cars to trains while assigning crews to those trains along with search features that allowed operators to highlight and quickly spot trains anywhere on the line.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MBL extension (2009)

This Design-Build contract involves a 9.2-mile light rail extension of LACMTA’s Metro Blue Line (MBL). The project includes at-grade, aerial, and trench alignment with eight new passenger stations. B & C Transit Inc. is responsible for the Train Control and Communications (TC&C) system.
B & C transit Inc. is responsible for design, procurement, assembly, and testing of the communications systems for the eight passenger stations and the interface to the central control facility. B & C Transit Inc. is to provide a fully integrated and compatible communications system with equipment to be furnished at wayside facilities, installed in the trench, at stations, in Communications and Signals buildings/rooms, in traction power substations, at the radio bungalow, and at the rail Operations Control Center. Major communications system components include a SONET cable transmission, public address, variable message sign, CCTV, telephone, voice radio, fire detection and suppression monitoring, intrusion detection, Emergency management panels, seismic detection, and SCADA systems.

SAC RT DNA-Green Line (2009)

In phase I of the new line  B&C Transit Inc. will design for future SCADA capability for the Traction Power Substations and Wayside Train Control Equipment. B&C Transit Inc. will also design and build the train control system and communications systems at the station platforms.  The project should be completed in early 2011.