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AECOM Entry Level Civil Engineering in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an entry level Freight Rail Design Engineer to join our growing Transportation team in Chicago, IL.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed

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

  • Assume a designer role in an established Freight Rail Design Department.

  • 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.

  • Design of track arrangements including turnouts, special track work and rail yards

  • serve as a project designer on various freight rail projects

  • Duties will include working with Class 1 and short line railways and their customers.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • Ability to become an Illinois PE .

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

  • Understanding with Microstation and Geopak 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 BNSF, CSX, CN, CP, NS and UPRR.

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

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

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Freight Rail Industry’s Engineering Requirements

  • Knowledge of Microstation and Geopak Site Software

  • Knowledge of AutoCad and AutoCad Civil 3D.

  • Knowledge of Autoturn, and InRail.

  • Strong oral communication and technical writing skills

  • Experience with conceptual and detailed design of freight and passenger railroad and rail transit alignments including profiles, cross sections, trackwork component design and layout.

  • Previous experience with providing preliminary and final freight and passenger rail design (including experience with Microstation, InRoads and Geopak), special provisions, and cost estimates for the Freight Rail and other clients requiring rail assistance

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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. 218250BR

Clearance Required 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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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