Safety Assurance Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA


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:

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A Safety Assurance Engineer is required to support the production of safety process in accordance with FRA requirements and CENELEC safety standards. Additionally, the safety assurance officer provides independent review of and general guidance to the safety engineering teams to ensure compliance with relevant FRA regulations and international safety standards.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Act as independent reviewer for all safety related documentation
  • Work with site safety engineers. The Safety Manager, and projects to understand timescale for delivery of safety related documentation and plan sufficient time for reviews
  • Develop safety engineering related processes for approval by the business
  • Conduct Audits of safety engineering activities and report findings to senior management
  • Conduct training in safety engineering


  • BSEE/BSCS/BSCE and minimum 10 years system safety engineering experience
  • An understanding of System Safety Engineering concepts, especially CENELEC and functional safety
  • Familiarity with CAFTA, FTAs, and FMEAs
  • Railroad experience required
  • Safety auditor experience a plus
  • Attention to detail; approaches work in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • Makes effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • 20-30% travel requirement

Additional Qualifications:

  • Rail PTC Systems and FRA and CENELEC standards experience

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.