Senior OCS Engineer
New York, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
What You Will Do:

Our Transit and Rail Business Line is currently looking for a Senior OCS Engineer to join our team with a market focus in New York City, NY. This Senior Catenary Design Engineer will be responsible for the design of Overhead Catenary Systems (OCS) for rail electrification projects throughout North America. Our current clients include Amtrak, SEPTA, NJ Transit, Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission, LA Metro, King County Metro, among others. Current projects include the Portal Bridge Project (Amtrak), Raritan River Bridge Replacement (NJ Transit), Powelton Yard Catenary Replacement (SEPTA), Metrolinx Electrification Project, and Valley Metro Yard Expansion in Phoenix, Arizona. We are currently the exclusive provider for OCS design from Washington DC to New York for Amtrak and hold on-call contracts with several agencies across North America.

Position Highlights:

  • Recognized industry leader: ENR top design firm - #10 in Mass Transit & Rail
  • Stability: We were established in 1915!
  • Work-Life Balance: You will be able to work remotely and take advantage of our flextime policy.
  • Mentorship: Develop and guide junior engineers and technicians
  • Culture of Learning: 100% tuition reimbursement and access to our comprehensive Learning Network

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as Senior Project OCS Engineer leading catenary design development.
  • Manage/mentor junior staff.
  • Development of OCS Construction Specifications and bid packages.
  • Development of construction cost estimates.
  • Participate in project working meetings.
  • Value Engineering.
  • Construction Staging.
  • Review contractor submittals and work closely with field force account labor on the installation of OCS components.
  • OCS designs will include foundations, structural steel, sectionalizing plans, OCS layouts of various configurations, cable and conduit routing, conductor profiles and supporting hardware, complex load calculations, and installation specifications.
  • Field support during construction may be required.
Education | Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional Engineering License (preferred).
  • 5 years of experience in the design and construction of overhead contact systems.
  • Knowledge of computer based catenary designs and structural support systems.
  • Experience working on large transit/railroad projects with various fixed termination, auto tensioned, single trolley, and compound catenary designs.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other interfacing multi-disciplinary team members (other rail system engineers and civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineers).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, MicroStation).
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Company Overview:

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

We offer a comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, our tax-deferred 401 (K) savings plan, and the opportunity to incentive compensation for eligible positions. We are committed to your personal growth and professional development, so we offer tuition reimbursement, access to internal and external training programs and support active participation in professional organizations.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or other characteristics protected by law.

Gannett Fleming will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local candidates will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location:New York City, NY
Core Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Employment Status: Full-Time

Internal Requisition ID:2021-8466

Salary Range: Salary dependent upon experience and geographic location

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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