AECOM Rail Project Field Technician/Inspector - Part Time in Chicago, Illinois

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151542BR

Position Title Rail Project Field Technician/Inspector - Part Time

Job Category Engineering - Construction

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Illinois

City Chicago

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

The Design and Construction Services Group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Rail Project Field Technician/Inspector for immediate employment as part of the Chicago Office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established background/education in railroading, specific to railway engineering. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The incumbent can look forward to working with Class I, short-line and passenger rail lines. This position will report directly to the Project Manager. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform observations of construction activities.

  • Maintain a field book in accordance with project procedures

  • Perform measurements of construction work performed and quantity calculations of pay items as required

  • Prepare inspector’s daily reports and other project documentation as required by the project procedures and as directed by the project supervisor

  • Report to the project supervisor on progress of work, including technical issues, status of work remaining to be done, and any noted deficiencies

  • Comply with all Client, project and company safety guidelines

  • Review plans, specifications and submittals relating to assigned work

  • Provide design or other professional assistance to project managers as assigned

  • Maintain equipment assigned for use on the project

  • Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma

  • 10+ years of significant railroad track, maintenance of way, and operations experience

  • Ability to satisfactorily complete Roadway Worker Protection training and E-Rail Safe certification required

  • Understanding of railroad plans, operations, special provisions, and safety rules

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform services efficiently, within budgets and schedules

  • Must have a good working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and internet applications

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field

  • 20+ years of significant railroad track, maintenance of way, and operations experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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