Transit Project Lead Engineer

Transit Project Lead Engineer

Join the CM team…

Are you looking for a collaborative work environment where you can work on exciting and vital transportation projects that transform your community, where each person is valued and work-life balance is key?  If so, come join our growing, multidisciplinary team of engineers based in the greater NY Capital Region and Lower Hudson Valley.

This is an exceptional opportunity for personal and career growth through exposure to a wide range of design projects, interaction with highly skilled and motivated colleagues, and team-based training.

With over 50 years of experience in NY’s Capital Region and adjacent areas, our team provides expertise in civil engineering, surveying, and construction inspection– serving public and private clients across 4 main markets: transportation, municipal, land development, and energy.

Come be part of a winning team that leads in excellence, has received 16 different industry awards and accolades for engineering work over the last 7 years across various NY counties, and has been chosen as a 2023 Best Place to Work by the Albany Business Review and a Top Workplace for 4 of the last 7 years by the Times Union, the top news organization in NY’s Capital Region.                                  

Here’s what employees say about working at Creighton Manning:

Very solid company…understands the mix of life and work, and does not interfere with that. Mix of young and old within the company…lots of growth potential.

Flexible schedules –they care about keeping employees happy, even offering remote work 2 days a week.

Highly collaborative work environment, where you will work directly with (and learn from) Project Managers, which doesn’t happen at the biggest firms.

A lot of projects are once-in-a-career opportunities…many exciting career-defining projects…big bridge replacements and rotaries – projects that have real positive community impact.

The Company culture is great, everyone is looking out for each other.

Comprehensive, People-Centered Benefits for Total Wellness:

  • Excellent, competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage options
  • Flexible work schedule including WFH policy (2 days/week)
  • Discretionary annual employee bonus
  • 401K & Discretionary Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid professional licensing fees
  • Paid membership fees in professional organizations
  • Bonus perks such as summer BBQs, golf outing, holiday party, and free snacks!

About This Position:

We are seeking a qualified Transit Project Lead (Engineer or Planner) with ten (10) plus years’ experience to become a part of our established Transit Group for our Albany, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse or White Plains Offices. This position will work on a variety of projects and interact with traffic engineers, highway engineers, transportation planners and our clients.  Projects generally focus on bus related planning and infrastructure, and can include transportation and transit planning, station design, highway design, facilities and site design, alternatives analysis and concept development, and construction coordination.  The position may require efforts outside normal business hours to travel, meet client requests and/or attend meetings.  A background and a desire to improve our public transportation systems is a plus. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Investigate options to improve efficiency in bus service and make recommendations for network redesign and planning
  • Bus rapid transit experience
  • Evaluate bus operations to identify opportunities to reduce overhead costs,
  • Design bus facilities including maintenance yards and bus stops
  • Lead intermediate and limited complex transportation planning, and/or engineering assignments in this field.
  • Lead or assist with multidisciplinary projects involving architecture, mechanical and structural engineering disciplines
  • Prepare conceptual plans, graphics and documents.
  • Lead project and/or public meetings.
  • Responsible for report writing for all related projects.
  • Represent the organization in communications and conferences pertaining to broad aspects of Public Transportation related planning and/or engineering assignments.
  • Assume client relations and financial responsibilities for routine projects.
  • Develop and/or review project documents for scope, conformity and quality.
  • Work with accounting to complete monthly invoicing for projects.
  • Assist with project management duties – staffing, scope, schedule and budget development
  • Assist with business development activities, including proposal preparation
  • Check planning and designs prepared by others
  • Direct coordination with clients

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • A professional licensure and/or certifications in related planning and engineering disciplines. (AICP, PE)
  • The candidate must have experience working on public transportation projects in some capacity, preferably with New York State public transportation authorities and FTA experience a plus.
  • Active member of a professional practice organization.

Pay Range:

Albany/Syracuse, NY:  $48/hour – $62.50/hour

Poughkeepsie, NY: $52/hour – $68/hour

White Plains, NY: $55/hour – $72/hour

Pay is based on applicant’s ability/experience and will be rated accordingly.


At Creighton Manning, continuous learning and mentoring are part of our DNA. There are opportunities to advance your career, either on the technical track towards Project Manager or into various corporate leadership positions. Team members get 360 reviews with input from peers and managers, to get a broad picture of their contributions.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Creighton Manning will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, relationship or association with a member of a protected category, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Job Category: Civil Engineer Planner Project Engineer Transit Transportation
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Albany Poughkeepsie Syracuse Westchester

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