AECOM OCS Team Leader I/II in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Business Line Transportation

Position Title OCS Team Leader I/II

United States of America - Pennsylvania


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Overhead Contact System (OCS) team leader for our transit rail overhead electrification practice in Philadelphia, PA.

The overhead electrification practice in Philadelphia is dynamic and growing. This position will include working with a dedicated team of overhead electrification professionals on a broad range of projects through North America, including various catenary systems types and configurations. Enthusiastic individuals eager to face new challenges and take on personal responsibility are best qualified to meet the demands of this work.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the OCS Practice Lead to hire and manage staff for the Philadelphia OCS department.

  • Lead pursuits and develop proposals for prospective projects and be responsible, along with the OCS practice lead, for wins and bookings for the practice and ensuring that the staff levels and experience appropriate to execute all work

  • Providing mentoring, instruction and oversight for engineers in the practice to develop knowledge of OCS elements, guide them through design tasks and increase overall capabilities of the practice

  • Serve as a technical design lead on electrification projects throughout North America

  • Full range of catenary design and analysis tasks, including support and wiring layouts and profiles, cross-section development, structural support design, equipment allocation, grounding and bonding, sectionalizing, and the development of basic design parameters

  • Responsible for management of the project team, budgets and all design deliverables

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Structural or Electrical Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in the design, analysis and construction of overhead electrification systems, preferably including a variety of project scopes and design phases ranging from preliminary design through construction Level I/ 13+ years level II

  • Experienced in the development of specifications, cost estimating, construction staging, and design around active railroad and should be familiar with construction and installation practices

  • Experience with a variety of overhead system types and electrification project scopes

  • Experience utilizing AutoCAD and Microstation in OCS design

  • Experience with structural and foundation design software (STAAD, LPile, MathCAD)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office applications

  • Successful candidate will have designed and implemented a variety of overhead system types including auto-tensioned and fixed termination systems, simple catenary and single contact wire/trolley wire, as well as both AC and DC systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineering License

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181315BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.