AECOM Freight Rail Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a level II Freight Rail Design Engineer to join our growing Transportation team in Chicago, IL. The successful applicant will assume a designer role in an established Freight Rail Design Department. The successful applicant will work in conjunction with the senior Freight Rail design staff to perform investigations for determining problems, identifying alternative solutions and making recommendations, and eventually assist with business development activities for locally-based freight rail clients’ opportunities.

Candidates require the ability to become an Illinois PE in 0 to 2 years and will have 2-5 years of experience with conceptual and detailed design of freight and passenger railroad and rail transit alignments including profiles, cross sections, trackwork component design and layout. Duties may include design of track arrangements including turnouts, special track work and rail yards. Candidate should have strong writing and communications skills and the ability to the work as a team member and independently have the desire to learn new skills and be self-motivated. The position will also serve as a project designer on various freight rail projects. Previous experience with providing preliminary and final freight and passenger rail design (including experience with Microstation and Geopak or InRoads), special provisions, and cost estimates for the Freight Rail and other clients requiring rail assistance would be a plus.

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

  • Working with Class 1 and short line railroads and their customers.

  • Candidate must be willing to accept out-of-town travel assignments and to work overtime to meet project demands.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Ability to become a licensed professional engineer in Illinois within 0 to 2 years.

  • Understanding of railroad design and engineering with Class 1, Short Line railroads and Rail Industry’s clients

  • Understanding with Microstation and Geopak and Inroads software would be a plus.

  • Positive problem solver with a flexible approach to work, commitment to excellence, motivated, and a strong team player and ability to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other interfacing multi-disciplinary team members (other rail system engineers, as well as other civil, structural, architectural, electrical, mechanical and environmental engineers and technical staffs.)

  • Dedicated to the Quality Management of deliverables.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and actively participate in meetings with staff, clients, and stakeholders as needed.

  • Understanding of the preparation of preliminary to final track and civil design of freight and passenger rail systems.

  • Understanding of AREMA, FRA and FTA and Rail Clients’ Standards.

  • Maintain membership in industry groups and associations and contacts with representatives of Class 1 and Short Line rail clients including Amtrak, BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, KCS, Metra, NICTD, NS and UP.

  • Understanding of Midwest States’ (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana) Permitting Requirements would be a plus.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Freight Rail Industry’s Engineering Requirements

  • Knowledge of Microstation and Geopak and Inroads Site Software

  • Knowledge of AutoCad and AutoCad Civil 3D.

  • Knowledge of Autoturn, and InRail.

  • Strong oral communication and technical writing skills

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. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190893BR

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.