Senior Lead Track Engineer - 5862

Baltimore, MD

Senior Lead Track Engineer - 5862

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Lead Track Engineer for our Baltimore, MD office.  The following locations will also be considered: Washington DC and Herndon, VA. Be involved in projects with our Transit & Rail Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

Your Impact

  • Provide design leadership for track design and integration of railroad and transit design projects and pursuits. 
  • Maintain strong, effective relationships with external clients and market WSP services to local railroads and transit agencies. 
  • Coordinate and lead engineering efforts on all stages of rail infrastructure projects ranging from planning to design to construction and maintenance support. 
  • Sustain the growth of younger engineers by assigning appropriate technical tasks and promoting a culture of expanding technical excellence.
  • The position may require occasional travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV) or elsewhere in the United States.
  • Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
  • Remain current in latest transit and rail engineering techniques and practices.
  • Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines, other engineers, planners, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Professional Engineer's License
  • Minimum 10 years’ railroad, passenger railroad, and/or rail transit industry experience with either (or combination of) a railroad, a transit agency or an engineering consultant firm
  • Proven ability to deliver railroad and transit design projects in the role of lead designer or specialist
  • Proficiency in CADD software used in civil and rail design, such as design platforms based on  Microstation or Autocad 
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills. This includes the ability to present design concepts and principles in verbal and written form to audiences with a wide spectrum of backgrounds, from technical manager to ordinary citizen.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of design requirements for rail systems (e.g. traction power, catenary, signals).
  • Working knowledge of track structure design principles and special trackwork details 
  • Experience with design and testing of ballastless track forms 
  • Track construction, maintenance or inspection experience 
     

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