Project Engineer -Railroad

at Patrick Engineering in Lisle, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position: Project Engineer -Railroad
Location: Lisle (Hybrid), IL
Job Id: 602
# of Openings: 1

Patrick Engineering, a RINA company, is seeking a Project Railroad Engineer to assist in leading the planning, design and construction management/oversight of railroad projects (track, intermodal, yards, terminals, industrial facilities) and will be responsible for project quality. 

Job Summary

This individual will be comfortable working cross-functionally and will coordinate with other professionals on larger, multi-discipline projects. Additionally, this person will delegate and oversee the technical work of staff engineers. The Rail Project Engineer may act as the liaison between the project manager and staff engineers relaying all important and relevant project information in an effective manner. This individual is expected to perform site visits, meet with clients, and participate in the preparation of proposals. 

Primary Responsibilities
Interfaces with the project manager and other discipline leads (internal and/or external). Interfaces with the client for technical discussions when called upon. Serves as the person in responsible charge of technical work. Directs the preparation of design calculations, plan development, and reports for civil and track aspects of railroad projects. Has the ability to lead and monitor the progression of these aspects on large multi-discipline intermodal, terminal, yard, capacity and industrial projects. Understands and comprehends the inter-discipline coordination required to make these projects successful.
Assists with developing the technical aspects of proposals in a clear concise manner; attends client and team meetings and/or presentations to explain technical aspects of the project.
Develops, trains and mentors team members on design theory and best practices for railroad engineering. Provides direction to subordinate staff for quality control including maintaining documentation records.
Responsible for delivering project work with quality, on time and within budget.
Demonstrates a proactive, collaborative approach with project team members, client representatives, review agencies and others as appropriate for the project.
Participates in technical and feasibility studies and site investigations.
Prepares and/or reviews technical reports.
Prepares and/or reviews plan preparation.
Understanding of railroad work with a wide variety of clients (Intercity passenger, commuter, freight including Class I's, regionals and short lines, industrial).
Produces and reviews detailed designs and implementation of civil engineering projects.

Professional Requirements
10+ years of progressive experience; Professional Engineering License required.
Active involvement in AREMA and industry societies preferred; class I railroad experience required.
Strong computer skills, specifically in the area of Microsoft Office and Outlook; previous experience with Bentley MicroStation, InRoads, Rail Track, GeoPak preferred. ProjectWise experience a plus.
Strong technical, written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to clearly communicate concepts and ideas.
Self-starter who can work independently and as a part of a multi-discipline team.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


To continue the expansion Patrick has experienced over the past 40 years, and to capitalize on the recent acquisition made by global corporation RINA, Patrick is planning for significant growth in North and South America. RINA is a worldwide engineering consultancy firm that provides an expansive range of services across the energy and mobility, marine, infrastructure, real estate, and industrial sectors. Patrick focuses on working with clients in the infrastructure, transportation, technology and renewable energy sectors throughout the entire process of project delivery - from planning and controls, comprehensive management services and construction, through to operations and maintenance. Combining forces with RINA presents an exciting opportunity to attract talented and multicultural people and to expand both our worldwide footprint and service... For full info follow application link.

It is the policy of Patrick Engineering Inc. ("Patrick") to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) national origin, age, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics military status, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a badge has been authorized,), and Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

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Job Posting: 10972136

Posted On: May 30, 2023

Updated On: Jun 29, 2023

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