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HNTB Rail Signaling Test Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

What We're Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking a Rail Signaling Test Engineer to join our Baltimore, MD office. 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. This individual will 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:

  • 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.

  • Complete Test Reports as required.

  • 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

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

  • Evaluate or prepare operational plans and reports that relate to CBTC system operational and performance requirements.

  • Produce system and subsystem requirement specifications, interface specifications and test requirement documents.

  • Assess plans and technical documentation.

  • Review and comment on top level technical designs and documentation to ensure compliance with specifications and standards

  • Identify technical risks and mitigations

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 reports of contractor’s work.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 8-10 years of experience Testing and Commissioning Rail Signaling Systems in a brown field environment.

  • Excellent Interpersonal Communications Skills

  • EIT certification

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specification and plan preparation to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

  • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.

  • Develops project scope and fee quotation, and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.

  • Coordinates work efforts and reviews of work performed by project team. Supervises and mentors team to overall project objectives.

  • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 8 years 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 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

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