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Fire Safety Engineer- Rolling Stock

Company: Siemens Mobility
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Siemens Mobility provides efficient and coordinated transportation of people and goods by rail - including rolling stock, rail automation, rail electrification, and service. We craft and manufacture across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. Cities and Railroads also rely on us to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems.

Siemens is looking for a highly analytical, performance-driven professional with career 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 superiors in addition to building consensus, as well as eliciting clear decisions from clients and all levels of customers.
  • 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 objective focus.
  • 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; must have the ability 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, multi-disciplinary teams across multiple locations to implement projects and accomplish required tasks efficiently and optimally.

    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 team members 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 Mechanical Engineering, Chemical 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
      • Some travel may be required
      • 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.

        Why you'll love working for Siemens:

        • Freedom and healthy work-life balance- Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, HSA/FSA, Commuter Benefits - starting Day 1
        • Solve the world's most significant problems - Be part of exciting and innovative projects.
        • Engaging, challenging, and fast-evolving, pioneering technological environment.
        • Competitive total rewards package.
        • Please contribute to our social responsibility initiatives passionate about access to education, access to technology, sustaining communities, and positively impacting the community.
        • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them! Please take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement program, Mentor Programs, and your development through online learning.
        • Employee perks and discounts in addition to our 401k match and generous Paid Time Off
        • Diversity and inclusivity focused - Just named on the Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Diversity list!
        • Siemens is proud to have been named Fast Company 's Best Workplaces for Innovators
          While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

          *This job is based in Sacramento, CA. Siemens offers a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees. Details regarding our benefits can be found here: . The base salary range in Sacramento, CA, is $95,400 - $128,800 The salary may be higher or lower depending on the budget and the candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
          Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Keywords: Siemens Mobility, Sacramento , Fire Safety Engineer- Rolling Stock, Engineering , Sacramento, California

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