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Jacobs Test Engineer - Systems (Communications) in Long Island City, New York

Test Engineer - Systems (Communications)


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

This position will consist of verifying validation of complex rail systems involving test plans, test specs, test reports while following IEEE standards in support of the Systems Integration team and interfacing with the Testing and Commissioning Engineer for multiple contracts supporting various program wide testing involving signal, communications, electrical equipment, ventilation and track. Reports to Program Manager-Systems or designee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Verification and validation testing that Works have been installed in accordance with design details.

  • Carry out specific testing oversight and reporting activities as required.

  • Review requirement documentation and design documentation in support of development team.

  • Document and maintain records of testing procedures and results.

  • Assist in preparation of testing estimates as required.

  • Assist in the planning of testing activities in conjunction with allocated tester in charge.

  • Implement testing strategies, work along cross functional team including owner, contractor and supplier technical representatives.

  • review contractor safety plans for field testing and evaluate compliance.

  • Prepare reports and present testing results to stakeholders. Required to support all testing for the Program. Processing documentation, record keeping and some testing or monitoring of testing.


At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electric/Electronics and/or Mechanical or Civil Track Engineering; telecommunications, computer science or similar, or equivalent.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in construction management of rail systems, design, engineering, operations, testing, verification, validation, commissioning & maintenance software/hardware processes

  • Field experience working on or adjacent to railroad operations preferred

  • Knowledge of database and Rail Systems application software preferred

  • Strong PC computer skills w/knowledge of Expedition or similar & MS Office products (word, excel, PowerPoint) preferred

  • Electrical or mechanical certification, as appropriate; valid driver's license preferred

  • Analytical reasoning and problem solving, highly organized; communications, SCADA, building system management & control, PLCs, electrical equipment systems, fiber optic interface preferred

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-New York-Long Island City

Req ID: BI 000732