Sr. Technical Consultant - Rail/Transit in New York, NY at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Parsons is seeking a Sr. Technical Consultant to join our expanding rail and transit practice and support construction and maintenance rail/transit projects.  This is a key role on our team and the successful candidate will have a strong background in engineering, design, construction positive train control, as well as a strong background with signaling systems and the integration of those with other systems. 

You will be expected to oversee design and construction services for extensions of Rail Roads, and transit systems for our clients, providing preliminary engineering, final design and design support services for constructions of the railroad and elements of the facility systems.   The scope includes signaling, communications, traction power, overhead catenary, suppression, fire alarm and security systems.  We expect you to manage the integration of the design build engineering/technical elements, and the procurement and construction activities, as well as be the primary technical interface with the client and third-party contractors.   

Detailed Responsibilities include: 

  • Oversee and manage several signaling contracts that will connect LIRR to Grand Central Station
  • Coordinate all interface packages with LIRR, Amtrak, MTA, and third party contractors.
  • Responsible for Signal work in the new tunnels including Block design, Wayside design, all signal room layouts and local control systems.
  • Responsible for Signal design and construction of MID-Day storage yard as it relates to vendor contract VQ033.       
  • Responsible for coordination of the following contracts:
  • VH051-Harold
  • VS086-Vendor contract for Tunnels
  • CS086- Signal System Installation Contract
  • VQ033-Vendor Contract for MID-DAY Storage Yard
  • CQ033- Construction of MID-DAY Storage Yard including Signal System
  • Provide Monthly Project Report


  • 20+ years of broad technical and business background, as well as previous technical design experience in the design, testing, installation and commission if large railroad and transit projects
  • Solid technical background in signaling, OCS, traction power, systems integration, etc is required.   
  • 4-year degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • Professional registration such as a P.E. and/or PMP
  • Experience with LIRR, Amtrak or MTA preferred. 


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