Rail Signal Engineer III

US-PA-Philadelphia | US-PA-King Of Prussia
HNTB Job Title
Engineer III
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, a recognized leader in rail transportation and rail systems, is seeking a Rail Signaling Engineer III in our Rail Systems Group on one or more rail projects out of our Northeast Division in our Philadelphia, PA office.  This position can also be located in our King of Prussia, PA office.

Job Summary



  • Completes electrical rail signal designs with minimal direction
  • Responsible for preparation and completion of rail signal electrical engineering designs that are responsive to project needs
  • Coordinates preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas
  • Helps supervise, schedule and check work of project team members
  • Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects
  • Responsible for productivity of subordinates and on time, on budget projects


Essential Responsibility

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Professional Engineer certification(s) (PE) in MA, NY, NJ, PA, CT is a plus;
    • 5 or more years of signal design experience in:
      • Advanced Train Control Systems
      • CAB Signaling
      • ATP/ATO signaling, Mircoprocessor and relay based interlocking
      • Block Signal Systems
      • Highway Crossing Warning Systems
      • Positive Train Control and CBTC systems preferred


    • Experience in writing test plans and procedures, cutover staging plans, and system acceptance plans and reports;
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
    • Experience with and ability to design on screen with AutoCAD, Promis*e, MicroStation and other CADD software

Environment and Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently throughout an eight-hour period, reach vertically for overhead use as well as horizontally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 





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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