HNTB Traction Power Systems Engineer III in New York, New York
Why Choose HNTB?
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.
At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.
For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.
The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking candidates for the position of Traction Power Systems Engineer III in our New York, NY office.
Within a given discipline, is fully competent to complete engineering-related tasks including research, development, calculations, design and delivery with minimal direction. On tasks basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of discipline engineering efforts that are responsive to project needs. Coordinates preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas.
Responsible for completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans.
Responsible for coordination and productivity of subordinates. Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers.
Works closely with other disciplines and multi-discipline projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience in the design of:
AC and DC power distribution systems and AC and DC traction power substation, including 600/750 volt DC rail transit traction power substations and 25KV rail transit traction power substations
Third rail characteristics and railway operations understanding
Stand-By and Emergency Generation Systems
Circuit Breakers, Switchgear, Transformers, Rectifiers, including SCADA and PLC Protection Systems
Indoor and Outdoor lighting, CCTV cameras, Fire Alarm, and communications
Wayside cable plant and routing of conduits and duct banks
Assistance with power system studies DC electrified railway systems
Assists in the preparation of computer simulations and studies including DC load flow, short-circuit availability, motor-starting, and protective relay coordination studies
Performs site investigations in substations and along railroad tracks
Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
5 years relevant experience
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering required with Master’s degree preferred
Engineering in Training (EIT) certificate, preferred
5+ years’ experience in design, installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical traction power systems
Software experience in AutoCAD and Microstation, including Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Industry standards associated with railway design and operation
Insulation coordination, grounding, and ampacity studies
Electric locomotive, rolling stock, and EMU operating characteristics and design
Utility system operation and design
Energy storage and regenerative braking technology
Northeast Railroad AC and DC Traction Power systems
Strong interpersonal skills
Team building and working with others
Good Communication Skills
General Work Conditions
Combination Office and Field Environment: Most work is performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use. Work may infrequently be performed at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in the field. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment and doing extensive walking. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.
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.
HNTB Job Title Engineer III
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Category Transit and Rail