Full Job Description
TranSystems’ Chicago/Schaumburg, IL offices seeks an Entry Civil/Rail Engineer to join our growing office of highway structural, roadway, rail, intermodal designers and construction inspectors as an entry level engineer. This person will be a member of our rail division and will assist in various tasks including plan preparation, quantity calculations, intermodal site design, track design, drainage design, specifications, cost estimates, roadway lighting, and other related tasks. The individual may also be called on to work closely with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects. The engineer will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects in a unique and dynamic work environment.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited program
Ability to obtain Fundamentals of Engineering registration within 1 year
December 2020 graduate or May 2021 graduate
Previous internship experience in roadway, bridge, drainage, construction inspection and/or lighting
Experience with Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Illinois DOT, Chicago DOT, local municipalities, Metra, Class I railroads, or on other Federally-funded projects
Geopak and/or Microstation working knowledge
No relocation or stipend assistance
General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.
Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.
Research design options and document findings.
Responsible as a member of the design them for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
Researches code requirements.
Prepares environmental impact and other administrative reports required for project permits.
Keeps Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.
May be asked to participate in non-design engineering activities such as construction inspection and materials testing, surveying, CADD production, and field data collection.
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc.).
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.