Communications Lead Engineer

Wabtec Corporation



Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

The Communications Lead Engineer provides lead support for the integration, implementation, testing, and deployment of data communications systems as applied in train control systems. This position shall lead Communications design for various projects and reports to Wabtec Communications Team management.


  • Lead the Comms Segment, whose responsibilities include architect, engineer and design systems. 
  • Lead the effort to integrate the Comms Segment with the other PTC System Segments.
  • Develop technical specifications.
  • Respond to RFIs.
  • Plan the Comm Team’s activities within the schedule constraints.
  • Present the Comms Segment status at weekly internal and customer meetings.
  • Participate in conference calls to discuss products and action plans.
  • Prepare high-quality written reports and presentations.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet Xorail standards of quality.


  • Railroad and PTC Systems experience strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in leading communications systems design, installation, configuration and maintenance
  • Experienced designer with expertise in the following sub-systems – networking (Ethernet, FO, routers, outside plant, inside plant), RF, Cellular, CCTV, SCADA, and PA/VMS.
  • Hands-on experience engineering and designing such sub-systems including troubleshooting, testing, stress testing and integrating, strongly preferred.
  • Preference for field experience and desk design experience
  • Preference for individuals experienced in full lifecycle of a project from preliminary design, final design to field test and commissioning.
  • Good thinking capability and work well with customers.   Works well and cooperatively in a team environment.  Strong oral communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely
  • Engineering degree, preferred. 

Working Conditions: Remote work with some travel to site locations throughout the U.S and abroad. Must be able to access construction sites, work along railways, and access railway tunnels and bridges. 

Note:  This may not fully identify or describe all of the job functions or requirements for this position.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.