Company Name:

Transportation Technology Center


Pueblo, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Mechanical Engineering

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

8-10 Years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted:

June 12, 2018

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Sr. Engineer II


TTCI is seeking a talented, highly motivated, and experienced Sr. Engineer II for test and analytical projects. The successful candidate will provide professional engineering and scientific services to TTCI’s internal and external customers, partners, and stakeholders as directed by the Vice President of Engineering Services.


About TTCI

Located near the beautiful Rocky Mountain Front Range, TTCI is home to world-renowned experts in all facets of railway technology. With 48 square miles of test track and cutting edge laboratories, TTCI's unrivaled capabilities are leading the way to a safer future for America's railroads. Our mission is to provide highly effective and efficient railway research, testing, training, and technical support — and our people are at the heart of that mission. Every day, our team works together in a culture of respect, integrity, and family spirit to improve the future of rail. Join us!


Primary Duties

·       Responsible for conducting testing and analysis for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and its member railroads, and commercial clients primarily in the areas of structural strength, stress analysis, fatigue life, and crash worthiness.

·       Project management of consulting and test programs primarily involving evaluation of structural durability and crashworthiness of railroad cars and components. Project management responsibilities include writing proposals, interfacing with customers, and providing direction to a team of engineers and technicians performing test.  Project managers are expected to manage projects within budget and on schedule.  

·       Structural/stress analysis using classical methods, as well as finite element analysis, for evaluating railroad car structures, truck castings, coupler/knuckle castings, axles and wheels. Must have experience with ANSYS®/LS-DYNA.  The analysis will be used to determine ultimate strength, fatigue strength and crash worthiness.

·       Management of test programs.  Responsibilities include writing test plans, managing tests, processing and analyzing data, and writing final reports.

·       Preparation of reports and presentations, and presenting results to customers.

·       Providing advice and support to AAR committees on stress- and fatigue-related issues.

·       Some travel (5-10%) is expected, as required by projects. May include domestic and international travel.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of experience applying engineering principles, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 

  • Must have experience related to fatigue testing and analysis (preferably railway vehicle related) including the application of Finite Element Analysis to mechanical dynamic systems.

  • Must be proficient in use of computers and have experience in the use of ANSYS and LS-DYNA software (or equivalent) for static linear, static nonlinear and dynamic structural analysis.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must, along with demonstrable analytical skills.

TTCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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