Highlights from National Engineers Week Q&A; We're hiring engineers
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for our National Engineers Week Q&A on Twitter on Friday, Feb. 23. Here's a compilation of highlights from that exchange.
BART engineers work in the field as well as in the office, such as the engineer shown here in reflective vest preparing to oversee track work during the overnight period when BART trains are not in service.
By MELISSA JORDAN
BART Senior Web Producer
BART is joining in National Engineers Week this week by taking you inside some of the many engineering disciplines at BART, to show you how engineers make a difference every day to riders.
Each day this week, read about a different engineering focus, starting today with a look at Systems Engineering.
That’ll be followed by:
Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Structural Engineering
Thursday, Feb. 22 – Civil Engineering
We’ll cap it off on Friday, Feb. 23, from noon -1 pm with a Q&A on Twitter featuring subject matter experts from all our engineering areas.
The discussion will center on what kind of work BART engineers do, how that work improves the rider experience, and what kind of engineers we’re looking to hire as we rebuild and modernize our system (hint: all of them).
“BART engineers face daily challenges of transitioning from the technology of the original system to leading-edge technology that transforms the infrastructure for service into the next century,” says Lori Lovett, Assistant Chief Maintenance & Engineering Officer responsible for Engineering.
“We are a unique engineering community that brings together Systems, Train Control, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Communications, and other technical professionals to solve problems in a complex 24/7 environment serving the San Francisco Bay Area," she says.
Dozens of engineering jobs are open and posted at www.bart.gov/jobs. During each day of our engineering discipline profiles, we will highlight jobs that are open in each area by job code for easier searching.
“We are hiring creative engineering professionals who are interested in making a difference within a system that safely and reliably transports 450,000 people a day to work, school, and play,” Lovett says.
We will be answering as many questions as possible in the time allowed during Friday’s Twitter Q&A, and will make every effort to respond to all engineering-related queries.
Tag your questions @sfbart so we’ll see them, and #eweek2018 to be part of the national discussion. Visit the National Engineers Week website for more information on this nationwide campaign.