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HNTB Sr. Technical Advisor - Rail Vehicles in New York, New York

What We're Looking For

Responsible for providing guidance and direction in area of expertise and functional discipline. This position supports the technical aspect of project development and delivery including proposal development, scope implementation and change management. Responsible for applying advanced methods, techniques, and analyses to provide solutions, make recommendations and resolve issues. Ensures industry and HNTB standards of design are applied consistently and effectively across projects ranging in discipline, size and complexity. Independently applies knowledge and experience in partnership with internal project team members and external client counterparts. Serves as an advisor on complex projects to provide technical designs, plans and specifications.

Primary focus will include:

  • Responsible for direction and supervision of a professional/technical group providing rail project development, design and engineering services to rail/transit and other local agencies

Job Details:

  • Experience with the development of Technical and General Provisions for the procurement of rail vehicles and components, to include the development of vehicle delivery schedules and budgetary requirements

  • Experience in maintenance, repair, and/or design of rail vehicles and rail vehicle components

  • Strategic thinker, with demonstrated collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment and gain the support of others

  • Experience with MTA C&D, New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, New York State DOT, Port Authority of NY & NJ, PATH, and New Jersey Transit, is required.

  • Excellent communications skills and work ethic required and the ability to attend meetings and provide answers to the client a must.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • 20 years relevant experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification (depending on discipline)

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs independent technical reviews, makes recommendations, and provides technical guidance as requested on complex or unusual engineering projects. Provides direction to resolve technical issues as requested.

  • Provides technical expertise and advice to project leadership, and mentoring/support to production staff.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation on complex or unusual projects within discipline.

  • Coordinates technical aspects with client counterpart and teaming partners at local leadership level for work within and across disciplines on complex or unusual projects.

  • Develops and advises on technical consistency within and across disciplines on processes and projects. Ensures same standard and practices are being applied.

  • Recruits, hires, develops and retains staff of discipline-specific team, including development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession. Coordinates schedules and approves timecards. Collaborates with Sections and Departments within the office on work-sharing needs and opportunities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 12 years of relevant experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and 11 years of relevant experience

  • PhD in relevant field and 10 years of relevant experience

Additional Information

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-11111