Rail Project Engineer

US-CA-Los Angeles
HNTB Job Title
Project Engineer
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID

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.


We are currently seeking a Project Engineer/Rail or Civil to work on our portfolio of rail projects in Southern California. The position will be based in in our Los Angeles, CA office

Job Summary

  • Support the Project Manager in all aspects of the project including task management, cost control, staffing and quality control,
  • Prepare documents including alignments, specifications, criteria, details and cost estimates. 
  • Participate in project coordination meetings.
  • Develop alternative project alignments for consideration in design.
  • Tracking action items and project issues
  • Coordinate with Public Agency and Utility representatives to complete project design
  • Prepare comment responses and manage comment resolution process
  • Write meeting minutes to document coordination
  • Technical involvement in the design process to include: detailed design work, preparation of design calculations, design deviation requests, and checking of design computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a project
  • Implement HNTB and client quality control programs
  • Coordinate work efforts with other disciplines
  • Use of design software for track layout, cross sections, details, quantity takeoffs.

Essential Responsibility

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related discipline. 
  • Knowledge of rail or roadway design criteria
  • At least 6 years of experience
  • Experience with Microstation and/or AutoCadd
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Experience in the design Passenger Rail, Freight Rail and/or Transit Rail projects is desired.
  • California PE, or ability to obtain California licensure.

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.


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