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AECOM NC Rail Transportation Lead in Raleigh, North Carolina

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is actively looking for a dynamic Rail Transportation Lead to join our World Class Rail Team in Raleigh or Charlotte, North Carolina.

AECOM’s Transportation Group – East Region continues to grow to provide premier service to our local and national clients. AECOM, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most admired companies is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. Our highly capable team provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. AECOM is ranked #1 in Transportation by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine for multiple consecutive years.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Direct design of complex track arrangements including turnouts, special track work and rail yards.

  • Preparation of construction documents

  • Develop Proposals, Budgets and Schedules

  • Manage task budgets and schedules

  • Supervise and mentor junior rail engineers/designers.

  • The ability to direct and/or work with a multi-disciplined team is essential to this role.


  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.


Minimum Requirements;

  • BS in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology with 8 years of rail design experience, including freight rail, passenger rail, light rail transit, rail facilities, and ancillary components to rail operations.

  • Experience in both conceptual and detailed design of rail transit and railroad alignments including profiles, cross sections, track work component design, and layout.

Preferred Qualifications ;

  • The ability to lead the design of complex track arrangements including turnouts, special track work and rail yards is desired.

  • 15+ years of experience in civil and track design.

  • NC PE or ability to obtain through reciprocity.

  • Working understanding of industry guidelines / procedures / plan and construction document preparation.

  • Experience working with Class I railways (e.g. CSXT and Norfolk Southern).

  • Experience working with NCDOT Rail Division.

  • Ability to scope / estimate complex rail/track projects.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and communication skills requiring client interaction.

  • Experience with alternative delivery methods.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087376

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid