Senior Rail Systems Manager

US-CA-San Francisco
HNTB Job Title
Sr Project Manager - Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Engineering-Rail Transit
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.



HNTB is seeking a Senior Rail Systems Manager to work out of our San Francisco, CA office.  Serves as primary client contact for multiple projects. Has full managerial responsibility for all aspects of the project including negotiating extras, cost control, staffing and quality control.


Job Summary

  • The successful candidates will have built a career managing interdisciplinary relationships and commissioning  major Class 1 and/or rail transit systems over the last 16 years or more. 
  • They will have been actively involved with the latest technology and systems including Traction Power, overhead catenary, 3rd rail, rail signaling, and communications systems
  • Worked directly in the acceptance and commissioning of said technology for use in the US rail market or UK rail market. 
  • Their project management skills will be world class, and they will have fully utilized formal systems engineering processes to deliver projects on time and on budget on multiple occasions.    


Essential Responsibility

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering plus 16 years of rail systems experience
  • MSEE, PE, or CEng would be a plus
  • Experience managing systems integration and commissioning of projects

  • 5 years of experience designing or implementing rail signaling, SCADA, and/or central control systems on rail projects preferred

  • Strong written and oral communications including advanced public speaking skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills preferred
  • Willing to travel West Coast as 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.


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