HNTB Senior Transit Communications Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

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 Senior Transit Communications Engineer in our Atlanta, Georgia office.

Job Summary

Provides senior-level technical expertise to assigned large and complex projects. Provides independent technical review of selected projects. Provides significant breadth and depth of technical experience in a specific area. Provides technical interface with clients. Provides technical mentorship to staff. Represents the firm as a technical authority on a national basis.

Essential Responsibility

  • Provides technical guidance as requested on complex or unusual engineering projects. Provides direction to resolve technical issues.

  • Represents the firm at technical conferences and on technical committees.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel on technical issues.

  • Provides technical assistance, leadership, mentoring, and support to senior-level management and staff. Provides independent technical review, makes recommendations as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, manage and review the development of conceptual, preliminary and final electrical designs on communication systems projects.

  • Perform system technical design of various communications systems including WiFi, networking, CCTV, Access Control, PA, SCADA, public information displays, telephone, radio.

  • Perform field investigations and inspection and evaluate existing conditions on communications and security systems, including communicating design requirements with contractors and equipment suppliers.

  • Develop electrical design documents including: Plans, Technical Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) for improvement projects and for Transit projects.

  • Coordinate, manage and review various design calculations and reports and construction submittal reviews.

  • Design wayside cable plant and routing of conduits and duct banks.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

16 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Expert knowledge of WiFi systems including simulations, system design and setup, antennas, and coverage design

  • Expert knowledge of networking technologies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Professional Engineer (PE) Preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)

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 Principal Engineer

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Transit and Rail