DB E.C.O. North America is a leading U.S. railway consultancy firm committed to helping rail and transit organizations in the U.S. and Canada achieve their strategic goals. We are part of Deutsche Bahn Group, one of the world’s leading mobility and logistics companies operating with more than 330,000 employees in 140 countries. We tackle a wide range of top-management topics, such as making high-speed rail in the U.S. a reality, transforming rail and transit organizations to net-zero, and enhancing the attractiveness of public transportation to increase its modal share while improving operational efficiencies. We have offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago, New York & Toronto – however, many of our employees live all across the U.S. & Canada. Please note that this is a remote job. You can work from anywhere in the US.
The Senior Project Engineer will oversee and support engineering projects within the rail sector. This role encompasses directing and/or supporting projects from initial concept through to completion, ensuring they meet the highest standards in technical, financial, and operational aspects. This position works closely with strategic and operations consultants and key clients to devise and implement solutions in rail planning, strategy, rolling stock procurement, asset maintenance, railway infrastructure, or signaling.
Direct and manage rolling stock and/or railway infrastructure engineering projects from concept to completion in passenger rail and/or freight rail.
Oversee technical, financial, and operational aspects of rail and transportation projects.
Lead project teams, ensuring accuracy, schedule adherence, and budget compliance.
Act as the primary technical liaison with clients and stakeholders.
Produce high quality deliverables within budget and scope.
Guide and mentor team and partner closely with client and teaming partners to achieve project objectives.
Authorize contract deliverables such as project plans, design frameworks, specifications, cost projections, analyses, calculations, reports, drawings, simulations, research studies, products, user manuals, and related documents.
Implement QA/QC procedures and drive continuous improvement.
Engage in client relations, marketing activities, scope development, and contract negotiations.
Hold a United States Professional Engineer (PE) certification.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering.
Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering working in rail planning, passenger rail operations, fleet management, and/or rolling stock procurement/deployment.
Experience working with Intercity Railway, Regional Rail, and/or Urban Light/Heavy Rail
Experience with designing and planning civil infrastructure, track & signaling/train control sys-tems, FRA/FTA, and/or facilities in transportation projects.
Additional preferred experience with PTC and CBTC.
Project management experience required.
We offer an annual gross salary between $170,000 and $260,000 for full-time employment, depending on professional qualifications and experience.
Our consulting services offer our clients a path to effective, efficient, innovative, and sustainable mobility and business solutions, rooted in our experience operating Germany’s national rail network.