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HNTB Section Manager - Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What We're Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB! 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 section manager will provides both technical and administrative supervision to the section so as to ensure that technical, administrative, direct labor, and schedule targets of the section are met in accordance with applicable professional standards, design control procedures, company procedures, and technical design guides. They will be responsible for hiring, supervising, developing, evaluating performance, and terminating staff members, as well as establishing and approving budgets for the group. They will also 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:

  • Preparing or modifying reports, plans, calculations, specifications and estimates of OCS projects.

  • Collaborating closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects

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

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

  • Organizing scheduling of specific tasks and assignments

  • Mentoring less experienced engineers on technical designs

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

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

  • Preparing of OCS structure, wiring layout plans, assembly and component drawings

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 11 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

  • IND


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, monitors and manages the section's operating budget in support of the group or office operating budget and forecast updates.

  • Responsible for the management, growth and professional development of discipline-specific engineering section. Coordinates section activities establishes priorities and staff to jobs. Ensures staff development, mentoring and training needs are being met. Collaborates with other Sections and Departments within the office on work-sharing needs and opportunities.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's strategic plan and HNTB's Sophisticated Sales Approach (SSA) process on project pursuits in the Section and office, including development of Section-level strategic planning strategies.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's contracting (SCA) process through project delivery and contracting activities including scope, work plan and fee reviews for all contracting activities impacting the Section.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's project delivery (SDA) process including Work Planning, Monthly Project Reviews and other project performance methods to ensure quality work, on time, on schedule, to the client's satisfaction.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including client discovery, proposal generation, interviews, and win-to-work activities

  • Maintains client contacts to ensure client satisfaction

  • Recruits, hires, develops and retains section staff, including development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession.

  • Manages assigned project management activities (project scope, schedule, budget and quality management) and performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specifications and plan preparation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 8 years of practical experience including 2 years of leadership experience.

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R-06230 Full Time #AS #TransitAndRail

Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-06230