Staff Engineer - Railway

at Patrick Engineering in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position: Staff Engineer - Railway
Location: Chicago (Hybrid), IL
Job Id: 913-TR
# of Openings: 1

We believe our people provide the strength behind the success of our company. Here you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an 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. 


Patrick Engineering, a RINA company, is seeking a talented rail engineer to fill the role of Rail Staff Engineer. This is a great opportunity to start or jump-start your career with a design team as it grows nationally. The position is primarily based in IL, but future opportunities in other states will be available to motivated and technically competent candidates.


Job Summary

The Rail Staff Engineer is responsible for assisting with the preparation of design calculations, drafting (primarily, but not exclusively, in MicroStation) and design on railway engineering projects. The selected candidate will provide support in writing or technical reports, studies and recommendations and developing and evaluating railway design contract documents under the supervision of a licensed engineer.

The Staff Engineer will work with other engineers on a project team, maintaining effective communication with project team members, other engineering disciplines, and clients. The Staff Engineer at this level is in a developmental mode and is expected to seek additional training to continue their professional development as a Professional Engineer. 


Primary Responsibilities

Assist in the completion of railway and civil design engineering calculations for track alignment, track profiles, rail facility infrastructure and rail operations under the supervision of a licensed engineer.
Utilize, primarily, Bentley software products (MicroStation) to develop engineering drawings.
Provide support in the preparation of material quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, and bidding documents.
Assist in the compilation of project contract documents, including technical specifications, design calculation, material quantities, and estimate of cost.
Assist in the development and evaluation of railway feasibility/concept studies.
Review of as-built drawings to assist in understanding actual conditions prior to beginning design or feasibility study.
Prepare railroad track inspection reports. 
Observe safety and security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions and use equipment and materials properly.
Complete project responsibilities per the directed scope, budget, and schedule and in accordance with QA/QC procedures.
Perform other duties associated with this position as may be appropriate

Professional Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited institution required (with a railway focus or equivalent fields of study)
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date.
0-4 years of entry-level design or relevant internship experience.
Strong technical written and verbal communications skills
Familiarity with MicroStation or AutoCAD required (Plus to have familiarity with both.)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


Additional Requirements

Valid driver's license required
20% local or regional travel (i.e. job sites) anticipated based upon business need


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... 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: 11282088

Posted On: Sep 14, 2023

Updated On: Oct 14, 2023

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