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OCS Rail Engineer M/F

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Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

OCS Rail Engineer M/F

Contract type

Permanent contract

Job description

We are hiring an OCS Engineer to join our local team in Sacramento to work on the California high-speed rail project and other rail projects in the state. You will be part of a consultant team that will directly support the client Rail and Operations Delivery Branch in a partner role for the following services:

  • Asset Management
  • Rail Engineering Support and Oversight
  • Design and construction operations and maintenance oversight
  • Network integration and program compliance
  • Start-up and commissioning
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) certification
  • Rule of applicability
  • System safety and security
  • Track, systems and trainsets contracts commercial support

In support of the client, the OCS Engineer will provide recommendations, advice, and deliverables as necessary for the successful implementation of strategic delivery approaches, contract oversight, technical requirements and integration among various client contractors and consultants.

You will be part of the OCS team responsible to oversee and monitor the performance and quality of associated work under their assigned disciplines, including Overhead Contact Systems (OCS).

Your role will be to:

  • Support the client by providing technical railroad engineering advice, based on European Standards (EN) on the Overhead Contact System (OCS) 2x25Kv.
  • Perform intermediate and final design submittals management for the Overhead Contact System (OCS).
  • With support of the OCS Technical Lead, perform technical review management, due diligence check, and technical contract requirement compliance management for the Overhead Contact System (OCS).
  • With support from the OCS Technical Lead, review technical design reports and perform document submittal management for the Overhead Contact System (OCS).


To be considered for this position as OCS Engineer we have the following requirements:

  • An appropriate university engineering degree, or equivalent qualification such as a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • At least 5 years of railway experience in the rail OCS field.
  • Experience as an OCS Engineer, in design phase, you will be capable of analyzing and commenting on designs. An experience during the construction phase is also advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Software used for OCS design such as Microstation and AutoCAD.
  • Main line / heavy rail experience preferred. An experience on a High-Speed rail project is advantageous.
  • Fluency in English. You are able to produce professional technical documentation in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, you are able to build rapport with the client and partners to work in a collaborative manner.

Position location

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years