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HNTB Project Engineer –Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What We're Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking someone that can provide coordination of project execution and control, in Overhead Contact Systems, to achieve continuity of purpose within scope, budget, and time schedules from initial start-up through project closeout. Also accountable for handling specific design aspects on projects appropriate to discipline field. Coordinates efforts of assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. Serves as technical liaison with client on project efforts. Responsible for gross revenue of <$1M.

Additional Responsibilities:

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

  • 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.

  • Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

  • Supports and directs OCS engineering and design/drafting staff

  • Preparation of OCS structure and wiring layout plans

  • Prepare assembly and component drawings

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 6 years of OCS design or construction experience

  • Professional Engineer Certification

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

  • Experience with AutoCAD and MicroStation

  • Experience with STAAD Pro.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working on OCS projects for heavy rail, commuter, light, or streetcar systems including:

  • Ability to design on screen in production of CAD drawings

  • Experience in development of OCS construction specifications

  • OCS construction cost estimating

  • Analytical knowledge of OCS profile design and calculations

  • Perform structural design calculations

  • Understanding of OCS construction phasing and staging

  • Structural steel analysis and design capability

  • Reinforced concrete foundation design experience

  • Experience with OCS field construction and techniques

  • Experience with relevant 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


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work. Guides team to overall project objectives.

  • Serves as technical liaison with client at staff level for work within the discipline.

  • Assists with project management duties.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 6 years relevant experience

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


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 by visiting HNTB Total Rewards.

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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EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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