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Life at Lea+Elliott is exciting! Our experienced, professional staff of industry veterans apply their skills to designing and procuring the best possible transportation systems for clients worldwide.

Lea+Elliott’s major resource is a highly professional staff of experienced and recognized specialists, who are constantly and passionately striving to advance and improve transportation technology and services, while adhering to proven safety principles. If you are a team-focused professional, who strives for creative excellence and will commit to providing outstanding customer service, we want to hear from you. Email your resume to jobopenings@leaelliott.com


Job Opportunities

Transit Systems Professionals
South Florida

Lea+Elliott is seeking qualified professionals to lead and support our many transportation/transit system projects. Activities may include planning, systems engineering, interface/integration, development of procurement/contract documents, procurement, implementation/construction/test/commission oversight for a variety of transportation projects in various locations. Candidates should have relevant degrees in Engineering and/or planning. Prior work experience in the transit industry is desirable. Professional registration and/or ability to obtain it is a plus.  The position(s) will be based in South Florida, with opportunities possible in other locations, including overseas.

Lea+Elliott offers an excellent salary and benefits program. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resumes detailing relevant experience and qualifications for consideration to snshah@leaelliott.com and dmcfadden@leaelliott.com. Phone calls not accepted. 

Lea+Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Transit Systems Engineers
SF Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA

Lea+Elliott is seeking qualified engineers to provide transportation system engineering and planning, including preliminary design, detailed design review, report preparation, system operation and alternatives analysis, procurement specification document preparation, and construction and testing oversight for a range of transportation systems.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of transit industry, power distribution, or industrial controls experience
  • Vehicle and/or Rail engineering experience (controls, battery/power, chassis/bogie, car body) 
  • Fiber, copper, and wireless networks engineering experience
  • Traction Power and/or SCADA controls engineering experience
  • Transit network analysis and/or modeling experience
  • PA, fire alarm, CCTV, and/or IP physical security experience
  • Cost estimating experience for capital projects
  • Technical specification or contract writing experience
  • Project management experience
  • EIT or PE License preferred

Lea+Elliott offers an excellent salary and benefits program. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Applicants should email a cover letter discussing their qualifications for the position, a resume and references. Phone calls not accepted. 

Lea+Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Senior Rail Transit Vehicle Engineer
Los Angeles, CA

Lea+Elliott, Inc. is looking for a senior rail transit vehicle engineer with 15+ years of experience. Must have working knowledge of principles and practices of rail vehicle design, manufacturing, and delivery; and demonstrated proficiency working with transit agencies, consulting firms, and suppliers. Work will involve developing technical specifications; reviewing supplier proposal submittals, providing detailed comments, and presenting findings to owners; organizing, participating in, and leading technical design review meetings; developing vehicle test plans/inspection procedures involving vehicle components, trucks, carbodies, and fully integrated vehicles; performing analyses to validate design concepts; and providing oversight of vehicle delivery and integration on site. Lea+Elliott works with owners on the planning, design, procurement, implementation and operation and maintenance of rail, bus and automatic transit systems.

Please respond to sperliss@leaelliott.com with cover letter and resume.

Lea+Elliott is an equal opportunity employer.

Passenger Rail Vehicle Resident Engineer
San Francisco, CA

Lea+Elliott has an opening for a Resident Engineer to provide technical guidance and oversight of material receiving, inventory control, production, inspection and testing activities and related schedule compliance and reporting of passenger  rail vehicle assembly. The initial project assignment will be in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Qualified candidates will have:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in transit industry performing manufacturing and testing oversight of rail vehicle projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work well independently and with a team.
  • Technical experience should include working knowledge of the broad range of the mechanical and electrical systems found on rail vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of relevant standards, including State, Federal, and agency-specific requirements.

Licensed Professional Engineer with past experience with rail transit agencies or rail suppliers is highly desirable.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume.

Lea+Elliott is an equal opportunity employer.