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HNTB Senior Project Manager - Traction Power in Washington, District Of Columbia

What We're Looking For

HNTB is seeking a Senior Project Manager - Traction Power in our Washington DC, Arlington VA or Baltimore MD office. The candidate selected will be responsible for the leadership and management of a team in support of the project’s profitable operation. Responsible for proactively managing the projects technical budget (direct labor and expenses, including technical sub-consultants), schedule, technical requirements, contractual obligations, project communications and HNTB’s 4 for 4 performance: delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. This position serves as primary client contact for multiple projects. Responsible for gross revenue of $10M-30M. Has full managerial responsibility for all aspects of the project including negotiating extras, cost control, staffing and quality control.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Secure profitable new work.

  • Estimate fees, determine scope of work, prepare proposals and contracts on large or multiple projects.

  • Actively manage clients budget, schedule and program; HNTB budget and schedule; project communications and documentation.

  • Build Client Relationships.

  • Satisfy client requirements.

  • Coordinate work efforts and review work performed.

  • Develops mathematical models

  • Prepares power system studies for AC and DC electrified railway systems

  • Prepares computer simulations and studies including AC and DC load flow, short-circuit availability, motor-starting, and protective relay coordination studies

  • Performs site investigations in substations and along railroad tracks

  • Prepares technical and cost proposals

  • Develops and deliver technical papers to industry

  • Prepares and make interview presentations

  • Lead technical design for both AC and DC railway electrification projects

  • Manage design process and client expectations

  • Help develop and grow client base.

  • Train and develop support staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to travel when required

  • PE License in MD, Virginia or ability to obtain within 1 year

  • Experience working on traction power projects

  • BS in Electrical Engineer with a MS preferred

  • 15 or more years’ experience in design, installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical systems

  • Experience in electrified railway substation and power distribution systems designs in:

  • AC and DC traction power system design

  • 600/750 volt DC rail transit traction power substations

  • 25KV rail transit traction power substations Frequency Converters

  • Stray Current Mitigation

  • Wayside cable plant

  • Circuit breakers

  • Switchgear

  • Transformers

  • Rectifiers

  • SCADA and PLC Protection Systems

  • Overhead catenary and third rail characteristics


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Provides oversight and monitoring of work to less experienced project managers. Coordinates work efforts and review work performed. Schedules and manages for integration of quality management during all phases of a project.

  • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 16 years relevant experience

  • 6 years project management experience

About Us

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.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

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.

Work Authorization

Applicants for U.S. based positions with HNTB Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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