Senior Traction Engineer (Overhead Contact System)

HDR - New York, NY3.9

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Senior Traction Engineer (Overhead Contact System) - (151660)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Sr. Traction Engineer (Overhead Contact System) include design production and technical leadership for rail systems projects pertaining to traction overhead contact systems (OCS). Specific responsibilities include design, technical leadership of specific design packages as well as coordinating the assembly of plans and specifications, and construction support. Individual must be technically competent, with recognized rail specialization that resolves problems of significant scope and complexity. In addition to performing design work by himself (herself) the Individual may be required to plan, organize, and coordinate work of small to medium group of professionals and technicians. Can consider a qualified part time candidate.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field – Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
PE license preferred.
10+ years’ experience in railway engineering/systems. Solid experience with rail systems (intercity, commuter systems, heavy rail, light rail, street car) involving AC/DC traction overhead contact system design and implementation is required.
Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Industry: Freight Rail
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transit Engineering
Job Posting: Dec 6, 2018