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AECOM Project Engineer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg

Job Summary

The Freight Rail Market Sector is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Engineer for immediate employment in the Mid-Atlantic Region. This person can work out of any the AECOM offices East of the Mississippi. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in design and project management, specific to Class I Railroads.

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

  • Management of the engineering, administration, and financial tasks for a current GEC contract in place with CSXT and/or Norfolk Southern

  • Organizes and conducts civil/structural engineering related tasks and field work which has a well-defined scope

  • Works closely with the Regional Freight Rail Market Sector Leadership and Client Account Managers on the execution of key growth initiatives

  • Assist in marketing to Class I Railroads, major and regional rail shippers, and other railroad clients.

  • Assist offices throughout the Northeast and nationally on railroad pursuits, as necessary

  • Serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best serve the needs of the AECOM

  • Support the transit and rail business line on other projects

  • Account for the success, including financial, of freight rail projects as well as accountable for the delivery of project documentation to the high standards of AECOM and the client within specified timeframes

  • Assist with the preparation of design tenders and proposals and participate in workgroup technical activities

  • Interact with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of track, structures, geotechnical, signals, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and civil engineers and scientists. Will identify and build teams for complex and significant freight rail projects for project pursuits


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our 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

  • BA/BS plus 4+ years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in the Rail industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the freight rail industry and with Public Improvement Projects is preferred

  • Structural Design Background is preferred

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250995BR

Additional Locations US - Akron, OH - 564 White Pond Drive, US - Arlington, VA - 100 Boundry Channel Dr, US - Baltimore, MD - 100 S Charles Street - MTA Prj Office, US - Kenova, WV - 1505 Beech Street, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Pittsburgh, PA - 707 Grant Street

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.