HNTB Project Engineer - Transit in Washington, District Of Columbia

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The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking a Project Engineer - Transit in our Washington, D.C. office.

This position is an excellent opportunity to join our multi-disciplined team co-located with a major transit agency in Washington, DC. The overall objective of this position is to contribute to the agency’s success through quality improvement initiatives and action plans to ensure safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Job Summary

Provides coordination of project execution and control, in a given discipline area, 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.

Essential Responsibility

  • 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.

Additional Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide quality assurance, internal compliance, and oversight of operations, engineering, maintenance, and assets.

  • Write technical documents such as: standard operating procedures, manuals, work instructions, reports, and other technical guidance documents.

  • Prepare power system, automated train control, signal, structures, track, and/or rail vehicle studies, reports, inspections, investigations, observations, and audits.

  • Perform site investigations along tracks, tunnels and ventilation systems.

  • Offer strategic advice to Client’s Senior Management.

  • Utilize sound engineering practices to develop designs and reports during the planning, design, construction, and post-completion phases of projects; and implement quality inspection, auditing, investigation, analysis and continuous quality improvement.

  • Review and interpret complex documents, e.g., engineering documents, contracts, policies, standard operating procedures, processes, work instructions, etc.

  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematics, and associated documents, including operations and maintenance documents.

  • Draft root cause analysis reports, findings, corrective action plans, business process diagrams, policies, standard operating procedures, processes, work instructions, etc.

  • Use knowledge from quality activities to develop solutions to optimize systematic organizational processes.

  • Analyze data and information to promote process improvements, develop standards, and evaluate systems and processes.

  • Perform independent and objective appraisals for a service, process, product, or system to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, laws, and regulations.

  • Travel to various agency locations within the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

6 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Has the ability to proactively assess quality, safety, and reliability issues.

  • Works well in a balanced work environment with a mix of team-based assignments with internal departments and external agencies, as well as can work independently.

  • Listens to understand and asks clarifying questions.

  • Takes personal accountability for results by scheduling work assignments, assessing the level of effort required, then delivering on time.

  • Manages multiple priorities, and deliverables simultaneously through planning and preparation.

  • Facilitates the continuous improvement of work processes.

  • Can convey technical information clearly and concisely to various audiences.

  • Possesses technical knowledge of rapid transit systems, planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, and/or operations.

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. “EEO is the Law” Poster “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement* HNTB Job Title* Project Engineer

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Transit and Rail