Project Manager, Rail Systems

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Date: Sep 25, 2023

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85292 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Consulting; Engineering 

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


Looking to take the next step in your career?
Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Rail Systems Project Manager to join our North American Infrastructure group in our Rail Systems team in the Boston, MA or New York, NY locations.


In this role the successful candidate will manage rail systems design or design oversight teams on transit rail projects in coordination with Hatch's global rail systems practice.  Our ideal candidate will be an experienced rail systems design manager, ideally be a licensed professional engineer, and have 15+ years of experience designing and/or integrating rail systems, preferably including signaling and train control, communications, traction power, and all ancillary systems. He/she shall have a proven track record in developing and implementing systems integration tasks, managing a team of multidisciplinary engineering professionals, and developing successful teams on major design-build, design-bid-build or PPP rail programs. Advanced train control systems experience such as CBTC, ATO, or PTC is a plus.


As the successful candidate, you will: 

  • Provide design and technical integration leadership to large scale rail infrastructure projects steering a team of multi-disciplinary integration professionals to deliver a complete, functional, safe and integrated rail system design.    
  • Provide leadership, direction and technical guidance to staff, consultants, and subcontractors to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that the team meets its operating performance targets.
  • Manage project production, changes, client relations, and financial management of various projects to ensure quality, client satisfaction, and profitability of all projects and tasks.
  • Provide industry guidance in chosen technical areas by participating in presentations to industry, heading industry committees, and/or participating in standards development efforts.
  • Assist in pursuits, client relationship building efforts, building the technical practice, and recruiting of staff in rail and rail systems areas.


You bring to the role: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Professional engineering license (highly preferred)
  • 15 years of experience with at least 5 of these years in positions with engineering management responsibilities
  • Full knowledge of US (FTA & FRA), CENELEC, and ISO rail delivery standards and practices with ability to demonstrate using each on past projects.
  • Experience delivering both brown and green field rail programs over $500M in capital value with full lifecycle responsibility in a management role
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering management, systems engineering, asset management, operations management and quality management in the railway environment.
  • Career foundation in Rail Systems design and systems engineering. Familiarity with rail operations, stations, track, and other civil aspects of the railway.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are required.
  • Ability and experience training and developing staff and educating clients.


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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