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Senior Lead Track Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Millersville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Lead Track Engineer
Req ID 10030
Senior Lead Track Engineer
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
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

    • 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

    • Professional Engineer's License

    • 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

        Additional Requirements

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

          Additional Details

          • Travel Required: 10%

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: BALTIMORE - EAST PRATT ST

          • All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-MD-Baltimore, US-MD-Beltsville, US-MD-Columbia, US-MD-Edgewood, US-MD-Elkridge, US-MD-Hagerstown, US-MD-Laurel, US-MD-Millersville Maryland, US-MD-Temple Hills, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-VA-Herndon

            About WSP
            WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
            WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
            At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
            WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
            The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: WSP, Baltimore , Senior Lead Track Engineer, Engineering , Millersville, Maryland

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