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HNTB Rail Signaling Test Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland

What We're Looking For

An individual who will be esponsible for coordinating and monitoring inspection efforts in a specific discipline/trade on moderate size and complex projects to determine that Contractor's construction activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with design plans, specifications, and contractual requirements. Responsible for assisting with the resolution of project issues. Plans and conducts tasks requiring the evaluation, selection, substantial adaptation and modification of standard construction engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Reviews submittals by contracts for conformance with the construction contract documents. Act as a technical liaison between contractor and design engineering staff.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to be part of the latest Communications Based Train Control System Project in the United States and the only project to combine procurement of new railcars with upgrade of the train control system. We are seeking a rail signaling test engineer to provide oversight of the Contractor during testing and commissioning activities for new solid state interlockings, Automatic Train Supervision System, and Communications Based Train Control System.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Complete Test Reports as required.

  • Direct and support other Commissioning Engineers/Assistant Commissioning Engineers, as required, to perform their duties, taking a lead role on certain areas as directed by the Commissioning Manager/Project Manager.

  • Assisting Commissioning Engineers with the testing of complex schemes and modern microprocessor based train control solutions

  • Assess the suitability of the solution as complete and ready for test

  • Undertake testing to ensure installation is in accordance with the design

  • Execution/Witness of Commissioning and Testing across interfaces.

  • Maintain associated documentation

  • Record any design or As Built Changes as a direct consequence of Commissioning Tests

  • Review contractor commissioning procedures to meet the contract specific requirements for each project

  • Witness commissioning by subcontractor and specialist engineers

  • Attend and witness equipment works tests when required

  • Assist with the preparation/review of works test plans and procedures

  • Liaise with, design, construction, planning and commercial teams

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5-10 years of experience Testing and Commissioning Rail Signaling Systems in a brown field environment.

  • Excellent Interpersonal Communications Skills

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, mentors, and trains subordinate staff.Monitors internal HNTB project controls for assigned staff.

  • Performs/observes on-site material testing.

  • Produces as-constructed schedules.

  • Reads and interprets complex contract documents.

  • Monitors contractors progress and compares with progress schedule.

  • Prepares Inspectors Daily report of contractors work.

  • Responsible for maintaining as constructed drawings.

  • Performs sophisticated, complicated mathematical calculations.

  • Administers JPIs and budget.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 6 years related construction experience

  • EIT

  • Fundamentals of Engineering certification

  • All jurisdictional certificates

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

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