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HNTB Rail Design Engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What We're Looking For

HNTB is looking for a highly motivated Rail Design Engineer in Wisconsin to join our firm's growing passenger and freight rail practice. The Rail Design Engineer will work across all phases of rail projects from planning, design and construction management to help our public and private sector clients maintain and renew infrastructure, improve railroad operations, and expand passenger services.

The ideal candidate must provide a high level of quality while working on multiple projects and delivering work within established timeframes and budgets. A strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work individually or in a team environment are essential.

The Rail Design Engineer is fully competent to complete engineering-related tasks including research, development, calculations, design and delivery with minimal direction. On tasks basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of discipline engineering efforts that are responsive to project needs. Coordinates preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas.

Rail Design Engineer will perform tasks and duties under general supervision using established processes, policies and procedures.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Track design and railroad engineering in accordance with client design standards

  • Engineering calculations and cost estimates

  • Coordination with freight railroads, Amtrak, state department of transportations, FRA and other railroad entities or stakeholders.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for completion of railroad engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans.

  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers and oversees work products.

  • Works closely with other disciplines and multi-discipline project teams.

  • Conducts design and constructibility reviews of plans

  • Assists Senior Engineers and Project Managers with management of design review process and permitting through outside agencies

  • Coordinates with construction observers, consultant engineers, utility coordinators, and right of way coordinators

  • Conducts reviews and makes recommendations of approval of potential construction change orders, utility agreements, and construction & utility pay estimates

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering

  • Professional Engineer license

  • Proficient with MicroStation and Bentley Design

  • Knowledge of and experience with AREMA and Class I design standards

  • Knowledge of and experience with railroad operations and signaling

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans.

  • Responsible for coordination and productivity of subordinates. Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers.

  • Works closely with other disciplines and multi-discipline projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 5 years relevant experience

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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About Us

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.

HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer .

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

  • HNTB participates in E-Verify

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