AECOM Railroad Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Railroad Structural Engineer

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

The Transportation Division of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Railroad Structural Engineer for immediate employment in the Chicago, Il office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Railroad Structural Engineering.

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

  • Perform assignments requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out structural engineering tasks. Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities

  • Exercise judgment limited to developing details of work in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives

  • Prepare structural engineering related calculations and develop drawings and visual aids

  • Develop structural details, plans and specifications

  • Prepare technical reports

  • Field related work including site visits, material and data collection, bridge and site structure inspections

  • Participate in continuing education activities

  • Collaborate with team and other discipline members on project development

  • Perform structural analysis and design for bridge related structures

  • Perform calculations with respect to code compliance (AASHTO, AREMA, AWS, ASTM, etc.) and project specific standards and requirements

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering with either a Professional Engineering License or Structural Engineering License from any state in the United States

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Must have experience with structural type tasks and projects which mostly involve railroad bridge design, highway bridge design, and other miscellaneous structural tasks that include design for shoring, retaining wall, and general foundation calculations

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work successfully in a team atmosphere is required

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Steel and Concrete Design

  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

  • Experience with STAAD and/or other structural analysis programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to perform field work (bridge inspections, site visits, etc)

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179162BR

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.