• Sr Rail Signal Design Engineer

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia | US-PA-King Of Prussia
    Job ID 0119-20249
    HNTB Job Title
    Sr 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, a recognized leader in rail transportation and rail systems, is seeking a Senior Rail Signal Design Engineer in our Rail Systems Group on one or more rail projects out of our Philadelphia, PA office.  This position can also be located in our King of Prussia, PA office.

    Job Summary

    Provides coordination of project execution and control, in a given discipline area, to achieve continuity of purpose within scope, budget, and time schedules from initial start-up through project closeout. Also accountable for handling specific design aspects on projects appropriate to discipline field. Coordinates efforts of assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. Serves as technical liaison with client on project efforts. Responsible for gross revenue of $1-$2M.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.
    • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work. Supervises and guides team to overall project objectives.
    • Provides senior-level technical expertise to client on project aspects within the discipline.
    • Assists with project management duties.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Has built a career designing and implementing vital and non-vital signal systems in Class I and rail transit markets over the last 10 years or more;
    - Has personally designed signal systems with the latest technology and standards and has significant hands-on experience in the implementation and certification of said technology for use on the US rail systems;
    - Has developed a reputation and has relationships with clients as a strong team leader with high integrity and professionalism;
    - Understands and is able to balance the need for high quality product with the need to train and develop staff and working with others in a team environment;
    - Has the ability to push for process, self, and industry improvement at all times.
    - Works collaboratively with division rail engineering staff and other practice centers around the firm on large, complex projects. Coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    10 years relevant experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    - Professional Engineer certification(s) (PE) in MA, NY, NJ, PA, CT preferred;
    - 10 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

    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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