• Sr Project Manager - Rail

    Job Location US-NY-New York | US-NJ-Newark
    Job ID 0318-18031
    HNTB Job Title
    Sr Project Manager - Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Transit and Rail
  • 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.


    The time is right to join HNTB!  We are currently seeking a Senior Rail Project Manager to help lead and manage major Rail Transit projects in our New York, NY or Newark, NJ office. 

    Job Summary

    Responsible for the leadership and management of team in support of the project’s profitable operation. Responsible for proactively managing the projects technical budget (direct labor and expenses, including technical sub-consultants), schedule, technical requirements, contractual obligations, project communications and HNTB’s 4 for 4 performance: delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. Responsible for gross revenue of $10M-30M.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.
    • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.
    • Develops project scope and fee quotation, and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.
    • Provides oversight and monitoring of work to less experienced project managers. Coordinates work efforts and review work performed. Schedules and manages for integration of quality management during all phases of a project.
    • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Develop, grow and nurture key client relationships and serve as one of the primary company contacts on MEGA  projects.
    - Have full managerial responsibility for all aspects of the projects including scope development, contract negotiations, cost control, staff management, quality control and cash management.
    - Actively manage client’s budget, schedule and program; HNTB budget and schedule; project communications and documentation.
    - Satisfies client requirements.
    - Administers relevant aspects of a formal quality control program.
    - Coordinates work efforts and reviews work performed and all project plans.
    - Responsible for managing and delivering quality civil / rail transportation projects on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.
    - Identifies and markets additional business opportunities with key Rail /High Speed Rail clients.
    - Serves as a leader or team member on Client Service Teams.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    16 years relevant experience
    6 years project management experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Planning or related discipline 
    - 16+ years of experience in the design, management, planning and implementation of rail transit projects; years of experience far greater than the preferred minimum of 15 could suffice for the educational requirement.
    - PE preferred
    - Prior railroad construction/operating experience required.
    - Understanding of New York/New Jersey metropolitan area railroad operations and transit agencies
    - Experience managing successful, large rail transit projects is required
    - Working / technical knowledge of rail systems (track, Signal, Power, OCS, structures)
    - Working knowledge of railway operations / infrastructure preferred

    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.


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