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AECOM Senior Rail Operations Analyst in Melville, New York

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Senior Rail Operation Analyst to join our World Class Rail Team in our New York Metro Region office. In this position the ideal candidate shall have in education and/or experience in Rail Operations, Transportation Planning, Rail Signal Systems and/or related areas of expertise. The applicant should have interest, education and/or experience in the following technical areas of expertise:

Rail Operations;

  • Train-control or train-operation experience.

  • Employee timetables.

  • Operating rules and special instructions.

  • Employee training programs.

  • Braking-distance tests.

  • Construction and maintenance “under traffic” while continuing train operations.

  • Station dwell times.

  • Control-center functionality and staffing.

  • Train crewing.

Rail Operations Planning;

  • Line and interlocking configurations.

  • Terminal and yard configurations.

  • Various train-scheduling techniques – local, express, skip-stop, zone, etc.

  • Origination & Destination (O&D) studies.

  • Signal-system alternatives.

  • Railroad and rail-transit signaling for both safety and for headway/capacity requirements.

  • Crewing and staffing.

  • Computer simulation of rail systems, both network and TPC.

  • Locating storage yards and maintenance facilities.

  • Designing for and determining operating speeds.

  • Construction-staging support.

  • Analysis of alternatives.

  • Governmental regulations such as the Code of Federal Regulations aka the FRA rules.

Signal-System Analysis and Design;

  • Railroad signaling and/or rail-transit signaling.

  • Signal-block layout analysis and design.

  • Designing for close headways and high capacities.

  • Signal-aspect and cab-signal control-line analysis and design.

  • Safe-braking distances, criteria and methodologies.

  • Positive Train Control (PTC).

  • Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC).

  • Conceptualizing new signal systems and recommending operating and/or cab-signal speeds

  • Signal-system headways and capacities.

  • Wayside signaling, cab-signaling, train-stop signaling (mechanical and electromagnetic trippers), and hybrids thereof.


Minimum Requirements;

  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering or related field plus 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership.

  • 6 years’ experience with designing Train Control Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering license (NY).

  • 15 years of experience in Rail Operations, Transportation Planning, Rail Signal Systems.

  • Experience with train control systems for one or more of the following: commuter rail, subway, freight, light rail systems and street car systems.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $153,000.00 - $195,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10109771

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid