Rail Engineer
Rosemont, IL 
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Job Description
Rail Engineer

Rail Engineer (156678)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is currently seeking a Rail Engineer to join our Rosemont, IL office. The primary duties of the Rail Engineer are to lead the development of track and civil design plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of mainline, industrial, yard and terminal projects with Class I railroads, shortlines, industrial and transit clients. Civil and track engineering assignments may include geometrics, drainage and utilities tasks and coordination with other disciplines. Project management responsibilities may include managing project scope, budget and schedule as well as development of design criteria, project guides, project meeting notes, and project controls. Candidate must be able to direct and mentor junior staff, manage small projects and assist as lead rail engineer on larger projects as part of a multi-disciplinary / multi-office team. Position may require periodic client visits, site visits, field assessments, and construction inspection, as needed.



Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering required
  • PE required.
  • 6 years of experience.
  • Strong interest in railroad design.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience using AutoCAD and MicroStation required.
  • Experience using InRoads, InRail, and/or Geopak required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS with emphasis in railroad engineering preferred.

  • Local project experience is preferred.
  • Experience as a Project Manager is preferred.
  • Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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