• Track and Rail Resident Engineer

    Job Location US-FL-Fort Lauderdale | US-FL-West Palm Beach | US-FL-Deerfield Beach | US-FL-Miami
    Job ID 0119-20233
    HNTB Job Title
    Sr Resident 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 looking to hire a talented Track and Rail Resident Engineer to work out of our Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, or Miami, FL offices


    The candidate will act on behalf of the client to manage the day to day oversight of rail system construction contracts with an estimated value ranging from $5 to $20 million.  The candidate must have demonstrated competency in one or more of the categories mentioned.  The candidate must be familiar with one or more of the various rapid transit and commuter railroad clients’ standards and operating and force account procedures.  The candidate must have a successful track record previously working with railroad clients and issues involved with managing construction work around passenger rail operations.  The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be proactive with client(s) to balance multiple competing needs such as construction, rail operation, and station facility operations and force account availability.


    Job Summary

    Responsible for overall field contract management, administration and coordination on mid to large size projects of a diverse and complex nature. Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating construction engineering assignments involving unique or controversial problems which significant affect major corporate programs. Responsible for monitoring assigned staff to determine that the contractor's activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with design specifications and contractual requirements. On-site liaison between Client, Company Personnel and Contractor I in resolution of project issues. Act as a specialist in the application of advanced concepts, principles, techniques and procedures for an assigned area of responsibility. Analyze complex construction/design problems requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures and consults with design engineering personnel. Represents projects at meetings and conferences.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Reviews and drafts responses to Contractor's correspondence as required.Implements on site procedures to assist staff in performing their work.
    • Collects data to brief Client on project issues and provides possible resolutions.
    • Reads and interprets plans.
    • Monitors Contractor progress and compares with reviewed Progress Schedule.
    • Mentors and trains staff.
    • Administers JPI's and Budget.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - The candidate must be capable of managing various resident engineer responsibilities which include: all office engineering functions (i.e. submittal reviews, RFI’s, NCR’s, contractor invoicing review and payment processing), QA oversight, monthly schedule review, track and report submittals and RFI’s status, be familiar with design and contract documents, negotiate change orders, facilitate resolution of technical design issues, review and approve contractor site access and logistics plans, and facilitate all contractor’s requests for force account support. 
    - The candidate must have demonstrated experience in the supervision of construction management staff. 
    - The candidate will be accountable for the performance of field inspection staff and review of daily inspection reports. 
    - The candidate will be required to make frequent and routine visits to the work site to inspect the progression and performance of the contractor’s work. 
    - The candidate will be responsible for conducting periodic meetings with the client, designer of record and the contractor to discuss progress and resolve outstanding technical and administrative issues. 
    - The candidate will be required to oversee the contractor’s work site safety plan and activity specific safety plans. 

    Basic Qualification

    15 years relevant experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - The candidate may occasionally be required to work nights and weekends depending on the contractor’s staging plans.
    - At least 15 years of Rail Construction experience required.
    - BS in Civil Engineering with experience in construction of major road or bridge structures, or for non-degreed personnel six(6) years of responsible and related engineering experience, two (2) years of which involved construction of major road, bridge structures, or track and systems.
    - Experience working on DOT Construction Transportation Projects required.
    - PE license preferred.
    - Familiarity with electronic file management systems.
    - Experience in planning and organizing the work of subordinate and staff members.
    - Experience in developing and/or reviewing railroad policies, methods, practices, and procedures.
    - Experience in reviewing programs for conformance with FRA, AREMA, and railroad standards.

    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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