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HNTB Sr. Project Engineer - Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What We're Looking For

We are looking for an experienced and technically sound OCS engineer who is ready to be challenged on transit/rail projects that could consist of state of good repair, system modernization or resilience, interlocking improvements, new services or line extensions. The engineer will lead and coordinate efforts of a design team to deliver quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. They will serve as a technical liaison and/or project manager for clients such as, SEPTA, Amtrak, and PennDOT. We offer a flexible work schedule and the position could be located in any of our Pennsylvania offices or virtually.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Responsible for the preparation or modification of reports, plans, calculations, specifications and estimates of OCS projects.

  • Collaborates closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects

  • Serves as technical liaison or task lead with client at staff level for work within the discipline

  • Coordinates efforts of assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design within budget and on schedule

  • Organize scheduling of specific tasks and assignments

  • Mentor less experienced engineers on technical designs

  • Participates in the collection and analysis of data.

  • Performs design calculations and conducts investigative analyses toward completion of assigned design tasks, and directs preparation of design specifications.

  • Performs quality checks of reports, plans, calculations, specifications and estimates of OCS projects.

  • Organizes scheduling of specific tasks and assignments.

  • Supports and directs OCS engineering and design/drafting staff

  • Preparation of OCS structure and wiring layout plans

  • Prepare assembly and component drawings

  • Ability to travel to HNTB office, client office or project sites in Pennsylvania

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 10 years of design and inspection of catenary systems experience

  • Professional Engineer Certification

  • Master's degree in Engineering

  • Experience with SEPTA, Amtrak and PennDOT Electrification Design and Construction Standards.

  • Knowledge of code requirements for overhead contact system design

  • Knowledge of industry standards associated with railway design and operation

  • Knowledge of the interface with and characteristics of Traction Power Systems

  • Knowledge of OCS field construction and techniques

  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with AutoCAD and MicroStation

  • Experience with STAAD Pro.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience in the design of catenary systems and support structures for heavy rail, commuter rail, high-speed rail, light rail, streetcar and trolley power distribution systems including:

  • Preparing OCS profile design and calculations

  • Performing structural steel analysis and design capability

  • Preparing structural design calculations

  • Performing reinforced concrete foundation design

  • OCS construction phasing and staging

  • Production of design drawings on screen in CAD

  • Development of OCS construction specifications

  • Estimating OCS construction costs



What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Uses senior-level technical expertise to consider broad range of engineering solutions.

  • Responsible for the discipline-specific planning, work distribution, and leadership and adherence to the schedule, and budget on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

  • Develops scope of work and level of effort and manages adherence to scope and budget on complex or unusual engineering projects within discipline.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work within the technical discipline.

  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to team members to achieve overall project objectives on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Coordinates technical aspects of the project with client counterpart and teaming partners at staff level for work within the discipline on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Leads discipline delivery on larger, multi-disciplinary projects. Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

  • Assists with coordination and planning of schedules, hours, and distribution of work for other disciplines on multi-discipline projects on complex or unusual engineering projects

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 8 years of relevant experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering and 7 years of relevant experience

  • PhD in Engineering and 6 years of relevant experience

Additional Information

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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 Corporation 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.

Reasonable Accommodations - If you are an individual with a disability or limited English proficiency and need assistance or an accommodation, please email or call 816-527-2600.

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