• Rail / Transit System Project Engineer

    Job Location US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-Santa Ana | US-CA-San Diego | US-WA-Bellevue | US-CO-Denver | US-NY-New York
    Job ID 1118-19927
    HNTB Job Title
    PTC Systems Project Engineer
    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.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    HNTB is currently providing architecture, engineering and construction management on some of the nation’s most exciting and challenging projects. We are currently seeking a Transit/Rail Systems Project Engineer for our west region. The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!

    Job Summary

    Systems Project Engineer focusing on Positive Train Control Systems.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Works with clients to develop concept of operations and designs guidelines for positive train control system.
    • Develops project schedule and implementation plan including detailed work breakdown structure.
    • Provides detailed analyses and presentations of technical options.
    • Familiar with FRA compliance requirements for PTC systems including PTCDP, PTCIP, RSD and PTCSP plans.
    • Familiar with United States Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR 236 subparts H, I, and other CFR requirements relative to implementation of Positive Train Control.
    • Develops proposals and cost estimates.
    • Develops test plans and procedures, performs field testing, and troubleshooting.
    • Supervises and trains junior staff and travels occasionally to different project and client locations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering or technical field
    10 years relevant railroad industry experience
    In lieu of education, 14 years relevant railroad industry experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Master's degree in Engineering or technical field
    - Ability to supervise others relating to project assignments.
    - Ability to work independently.
    - Ability to make sound decisions based on site field conditions.
    - RWP qualified or capable of receiving training.
    - Ability to work successfully and professionally with client contacts.
    - Ability to pass drug screening as required by client to work on railroad property.

    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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