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HNTB Project Engineer - Train Control in Charlotte, North Carolina

What We're Looking For

The time is now to join HNTB! We are seeking a Project Engineer specializing in Train Control in our Charlotte, NC office.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Train Control for Light Rail Transit

  • Train Control Systems for Light Rail Transit, Heavy Rail Transit, Freight Rail, Commuter Rail, and Intercity Rail and High-speed rail operations.

  • Detailed knowledge of vital and non-vital signal electrical circuits.

  • Knowledge and understanding of AREMA and IEEE recommendations.

  • Wayside and CAB based Signaling systems including, relay and microprocessor based interlockings, switch machines, track circuits, negative return and cross bonding, and/or axle counters circuits.

  • Ability to design in accordance with the FRA principles defined in the CFR 49 parts 234-236 relating to vital and non-vital software and to read, understand, and develop and modify electrical circuits.

  • Ability to design and modify software systems for Programmable Logic Controllers Vital and Non-Vital Microprocessor based systems.

  • Experience with designing “at grade” railroad crossing systems for both constant and fixed warning systems including traffic preemption functions.

  • Designing, sizing and developing specifications for Signal Control Systems including power supplies and distribution.

  • Perform design calculations, prepare material and equipment specifications, cost estimates, Force Account work scopes, Microsoft project schedules and provide preliminary sketches and notes for drawings.

  • Knowledge of office systems involving of computer-based control systems and dispatcher workstations.

  • Knowledge of rail-based signal construction installation techniques and standards for heavy and light rail installations

  • Experience with CFR 49 Parts 234-236, AREMA Signal Manual and Recommendations and IEEE and how they pertain to train control systems.

  • Working knowledge of all applications within the Microsoft Office software group.

  • Ability to create or revise electronic drawings using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation CAD programs.

  • Support the installation, testing and commissioning of rail based signaling, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Positive Train Control (PTC) projects

  • Participate in client meetings and project signaling design reviews.

  • Participate in factory and construction field reviews, site inspections and commissioning procedures.

  • Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Capable of supervising, mentoring and motivating staff members. Ability to travel locally and nationally when required.

  • A positive attitude towards teamwork, communication and problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field such as Computer Systems Engineering and 5-10 years’ experience in railroad and/or transit signaling design.

  • Experience with signaling standards and practices as it relates to all stages of signaling projects from design to installation and commissioning.

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.

  • PE preferred but not required

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What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work. Guides team to overall project objectives.

  • Serves as technical liaison with client at staff level for work within the discipline.

  • Assists with project management duties.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 6 years relevant experience

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

EOE including disability and vet

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About Us

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.

HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer .

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

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).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

  • HNTB participates in E-Verify

  • Know your rights: Right to Work

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