Electrical Designer – Transit & Rail

Job Locations US-NY-New York City | US-NJ-Newark
Regular Full-Time
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Electrical Designer – Transit & Rail | Hybrid | New York, NY | Newark, NJ


VHB is seeking an Electrical Design Engineer to join our dynamic growing Transportation practice in the Northeast. This position provides an opportunity to work on complex transit infrastructure projects and play an important role in expanding and shaping the group.



  • Assist with preparation of design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies associated with transit and rail traction power systems
  • Assist and prepare final design document preparation for traction power/station distribution, facility power, signal power and security systems on several types of transit infrastructure projects in NY
  • Works on plans, specifications, reports, and analyses to meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements
  • Review contractor design drawings and specifications to ensure system requirements are met

Skills and Attributes

  • Familiarity of railway power distribution systems design preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal presentations and technical writing
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Robust technical and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented and quality focused
  • Strong project/task management skills


  • 3-5 years of electrical design engineering experience required
  • AutoCAD or MicroStation proficiency required
  • System Analysis Software (eTAP or SKM) familiarity is a plus
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field of study required, Master’s preferred
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) preferred

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position located in New York City is $83,000-105,000. The final compensation will be based on a variety of factors such as individual qualifications, education, and experience.

Job Description Banner (June 2023)

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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