Union Pacific Sr Project Engineer in Omaha, Nebraska


Position serves in a technical role within Union Pacific’s Information Technology Department with a focus on the Positive Train Control (“PTC”) application and related systems.

Union Pacific Railroad is looking to fill one Sr Project Engineer position in Omaha, Nebraska.


  • Job duties include the following: Research and understand PTC application and system requirements. Review system test scenarios. Responsible for various technical analysis and reporting related to PTC. Analyze PTC caused brake application events and recommend process improvement for reduction of braking events. Analysis and resolution of problem tickets reported by train crews. Field testing of the PTC application and system, development of field testing scenarios, planning execution of field testing events, and monitoring and support of field testing events. Preparation of status reports, test reports, and analysis reports. Daily planning and execution of analysis tasks, work allocation, assigning task priority, and function as a subject matter expert with respect to the PTC application and related systems. Engage in client / customer interactions where needed. Participate in technical discussions with vendor nominated technical resources for open contractor positions.



  • A Bachelors Degree (foreign equivalent accepted) in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related and three years’ professional work experience in the specialty or an IT related occupation required.
  • 3 year(s) experience in information technologies including experience with messaging and communication concepts such as Classc, Classd, EMP, Routing Rules, Gateway Routers, and Inter operable Railroad Communication. Three years’ software development experience including working with Eggplant, QTP, Java (including ability to Design Hybrid Automation Frameworks), CBTC Protocol Analyzer, Quality Center, VMware, SharePoint, and Locomotive / Wayside Simulators. Demonstrated ability to diagnose application problems and develop effective solutions. Knowledge of railroad operations, including PTC messaging and onboard systems.
  • Candidates must take and qualify on an online IT assessment in order to receive further consideration for the position. Click here to view sample items for the IT Assessment. Within one hour after successful submission of your application, please watch for an email with an invitation and instructions to take the assessment.


Operating Systems develops and applies new technology and provides ongoing support for railroad operating systems.


Union Pacific is one of America’s premier transportation and logistics companies, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serving many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Generations of Americans have built successful careers at Union Pacific and in the process, they’ve helped build a nation – delivering lumber for our homes, food for our tables, energy for our power plants and the countless raw materials and finished goods that supply the American way of life.

Location: Omaha, NE

Closing Date: 06/19/2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time

Job Open To: Internal and External Candidates