AECOM Track Engineer in New York, New York

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Track Engineer

United States of America - New York

New York

Job Summary

The Transportation Division of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Track Engineer for immediate employment in our New York, NY office. The position is exciting, challenging, fast paced and will empower any self-motivated candidate to grow rapidly both from a technical standpoint and from a career/mentoring/business perspective.

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

  • Working with a team of managers, task leaders and other engineers/planners to develop and deliver products needed by our clients for them to construct projects (engineering/design) and needed by our clients to help them make key decisions as they move forward with concepts (planning). These products include cost estimates, reports, track design plans, construction specifications and other deliverables

  • Responsible for development of track layouts (geometry), construction plans (sections, profiles, etc.), constructions specifications, and numerous other tangible tasks

  • Working on Rail-Transit projects at a conceptual (5 to 15%) completion level

  • Development of planning reports, high-level capital cost estimates, and coordinating the concept/geometry/typical sections with the project’s environmental team, high-level capital cost impacts and the overall goals of the client at hand

In addition to design geometry, developing completed PS&E Package (Plans, Construction Specifications and Estimate) the Track Engineer’s tasks are to coordinate the interdisciplinary requirements of structures, site/civil with the track plans and coordinate across the PS&E the consistent design/pay item elements involved in the work

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • 2-5 years of experience the Railroad and/or Rail-Transit industry

  • Knowledge and proficiency in AREMA Guidelines, track geometry, various Rail-Transit client requirements/standards, and the Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build process

  • Experience developing client focused design criteria that will drive calculations towards the production of real-world track geometry and components that will then undergo applicable QA/QC review and validation

  • Understanding of overall project controls and design/submittal documentation

  • Proficient in practice and protocols for numerous computer software systems including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, various CAD programs (MicroStation and/or AutoCAD) and one or more of the following embedded design software (InRails, GeoPak, InRoads, Civil3D, LandDesktop, etc.)

  • Prepare plans, profiles, and typical sections, running cross sections based off digital terrain models/surveys, and developing limited track details depending upon project requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, constructive interpersonal skills

  • Candidate must have the ability to manage their own schedule and must be self-motivated to plan, coordinate and prioritize numerous simultaneous tasks

  • Experience with presenting data/findings and explaining such information to a non-track or non-technical audience

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cursory understanding of turnout componentry/special track work and its functionality, and its design and typical procurement process as the candidate’s tasks may involve these elements

  • Experience in the layout/development of a yard’s functional geometry

  • New York PE License – or ability to acquire within 3 years

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.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 162126BR