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Senior Rail Engineer Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Senior Rail Engineer


Posted: 5/14/2024 - Expires: 8/12/2024

Job ID: 273439489


Job Description

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.

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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.

At this point in your career, you know what you're looking for in your next role. A solid company with collaborative colleagues that do interesting and unique work for clients that trust them to push open the doors to what's possible. That's what you'll find at HDR.

HDR is an employee-owned company with more than 100-years of making great things possible, together with our clients. Our pride is in our people - smart, hardworking team members who take their employee ownership seriously and will have your back at every turn. Their expertise will inspire you to be your best and develop new and better solutions.

We invite you to build your transportation career at HDR. Our team is looking for a success-oriented Senior Rail Engineer that will be a key player in the continued growth of HDR's freight rail program.

The freight rail network is a vital link in our national and global supply chain markets. Your work at HDR results in critical infrastructure for the sustainable movement of goods and people. Whether it is a traditional railroad structure across a major river, or an engineering marvel that redefines freight mobility at historic bottlenecks, you will have created something that matters.

HDR Senior Rail Engineers thrive in entrepreneurial environments where team members are encouraged to shape their work roles to their strengths and interests. Our proven workshare approach provides opportunities to work across our transportation program and participate with clients and projects around the globe. Our culture of innovation and collaboration places strong emphasis on team-spirit, diversity thoughtfulness, growth and learning, discipline expertise, and personal accountability offering you a rewarding career in our dynamic, high-performance environment. If that sounds good to you, please apply!

Primary Responsibilities

As an employee-owner in this Senior Rail Engineer role, we'll count on you to:

Serve as Discipline or Task Lead for railroad or civil engineering design projects, and other offices to support the Freight Rail Market Sector and other market sectors as needed.
Support Project Managers by leading or participating in marketing and contracting activities.
Manage scope, budget, and schedule, as well as development of design criteria, specifications, project guides, project meeting notes, and cost estimating activities.
Perform railroad and/or civil engineering/design planning, analysis, and design aspects of rail and rail-related transportation projects.
Lead and/or perform detailed QC reviews of projects.
Support Project Managers by leading, or participating in client and stakeholder visits, site visits, field assessments, and construction inspections as needed.
Attend industry events and represent HDR as needed.
Mentor younger staff and support technical development.
Supervise junior staff performance of engineering tasks.
Work across industries with rail, industrial, terminal, utility, agency, DOT, port, transit, and other industry clients.
Provide leadership across technical disciplines.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Professional Engineering (P.E. or P. Eng.) license.
5 years railroad or civil design experience, including a minimum of 2 years railroad industry experience.
Proven, hands-on experience in all aspects of rail and/or civil design projects.
Experience working with AREMA's Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE) and other railroad design guidelines, specifications, and design criteria.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Project software.
Experience and basic proficiency using MicroStation or AutoCAD.
Knowledge of railroad analysis programs, and railroad and/or civil design software.
Demonstrated leadership skills, strong communication skills, and ability to work in a team environment with various teams.
Desire to mentor younger staff and grow in skill set related to the railroad industry.
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to become licensed as a P.E. or P. Eng. in additional jurisdictions through the NCEES or similar.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects through design and production through coordination with other disciplines and production staff.
Project Management experience managing projects for rail, industrial or transit clients.
Demonstrated client development or client management experience.
Construction inspection or construction management experience is a plus.
Experience in technical writing, communicating, and presenting to clients and the public is desirable.


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.

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

Industry: Freight Rail
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Railway Design
Job Posting: Dec 19, 2023

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

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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