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AECOM Senior Track Engineer in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Track Engineer to join our Rail & Transit team in Phoenix, AZ. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, Rail & Transit, this position will be responsible for leading the track design engineering discipline for rail transit and freight rail projects and participating in the preparation of technical proposals for future projects.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of all track design elements and specifications to meet project requirements.

  • Perform and/or coordinate the planning, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the track designs to effectively address design, construction, interface and maintenance issues.

  • Managing engineering staff and consultants performing track design for commuter, light rail and class 1 railroads.

  • Perform design reviews of the track alignment and trackwork through all project phases.

  • Reviewing design standards variances, participating and reviewing “value engineering” initiatives, and obtain stakeholder approvals.

  • Supporting quality control/quality assurance processes.

  • Reviewing technical documents for tender; working cooperatively with other disciplines in other departments in order to meet client requirements.

  • Reviewing request for proposals and providing technical content for the track design component of technical proposal and design-build submissions.

  • Developing requests for third party Work Plans and reviewing, negotiating, recommending release, and endorsing invoices of Work Plan phases as they relate to program-level trackwork initiatives.

  • Representing AECOM on all assigned technical matters relating to your expertise in track and track integration design.

  • Regular contacts are with all levels of employees and management staff in the Rail & Transit department.

  • Regular contact with clients, contractors, consultants, and other technical personnel.

  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering + 6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • PE License required

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSCE in Civil Engineering

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in California

  • Commuter Rail, Light Rail and Freight track design experience

  • Experience with integrating track design with rail systems including communications, signaling and traction power

  • Hands-on experience with embedded and direct fixation track design

  • Demonstrated experience in leading rail transit trackwork designs and installation

  • 10 years of track design experience

  • Firm understanding of AREMA and North American freight rail standards.

  • Firm understanding of transit rail standards.

  • Prior experience in a consulting environment

  • Experience in Track Design and Integration for tunnels

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 259686BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

Virtual: No

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.