Jacobs Test Engineer – Signals & Communications in New York, New York

Test Engineer – Signals & 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.

Our team at the Eastside Access project is looking for a Test Engineer – Signals & Communications to join them!

Responsibilities include;

Verification and validation of complex rail systems requiring the ability to review test plans, test specs, and test reports in support of the Systems Integration team; and interfacing with the Testing and Commissioning Engineer on multiple contracts supporting various program wide testing involving communications and signal systems.

Reports to Program Manager-Systems or designee. Key responsibilities include:

  • Verification and validation that Signals and Communications systems have been installed in accordance with design criteria.

  • 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 teams including owner, contractor and supplier technical representatives

  • Review contractor safety plans for field testing and evaluate compliance with project requirements.

  • Prepare reports and present testing results to stakeholders.


  • BS in electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science; or demonstrated equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a construction management environment involving the testing and commissioning of communications and signaling systems including testing, verification, validation, and commissioning of hardware and associated software. Experience with factory acceptance testing as well as site testing preferred.

  • Knowledge of database applications (i.e. Access). Strong PC computer skills with knowledge of Expedition or similar and MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Analytical reasoning and problem solving; highly organized; ability to work in complex environment. Experience with one or more of the following systems:

  • Communications

  • Signaling and train control


  • Building systems management and control

  • Computer or control rooms

  • PLCs

  • Electrical equipment systems

  • Fiber Optic interfaces

  • Fire and Life Safety Systems controls or formal testing processes

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

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-New York

Req ID: BIA00003D