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Project Engineer – Rail

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

As Project Engineer, you will lead and direct the development and design of rail/transit infrastructure projects.
Ideal candidate will have rail experience with Class I railroads, regional and short line railroads, transportation departments and/or public transit agencies (heavy rail, light rail/streetcar) and will support transportation projects as part of a multidisciplinary team to design transportation projects in the Southeast US.
  • You may also be required to perform different roles on multi-disciplined projects including technical design of small projects, reviewing project designs on behalf of a railroad, production lead, task leader and assisting Project Director.
  • Prefer experience in a client facing role, either as a team or individual, making presentations and managing client expectations.
  • Project development experience should include working as an individual or through team efforts to assist in developing project scopes and budgets, interfacing with and maintenance of client needs for the Project Director, mentoring and development of junior staff and design/drafters, development of project plans and maintaining project schedules and ensuring project compliance with all Mott MacDonald practices including quality and safety standards.
  • Interpersonal and client facing requirements will require someone with excellent, clear and concise, oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to contribute information to meetings, assist with effective client presentations and prepare written reports and meeting minutes.
  • You should also have strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills and be a self-motivated, team-oriented and flexible individual who possess the initiative and ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.

Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience required in Railroad and/or Rail Transit Engineering Design
  • BS in Civil Engineering required.
  • EIT required, PE Preferred.
  • Experience with Microstation, InRoads/Geopak or InRail is highly desirable.
  • Class I railroad or transit rail design experience; and construction plan production experience, desirable.
  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills.
  • PC and CAD skills required.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Ability to obtain eRailSafe Card, Roadway Worker Protection certification and comply with federally-required drug testing policies.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Candidate may be required to perform field investigations that will involve difficult terrain and the ability to carry equipment no greater than 40 lbs.
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