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Hanson Professional Services Inc. Civil/ Railway Designer in Seattle, Washington

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If you’re looking for a firm that encourages innovative thinking and challenges you every day, with an opportunity to learn and advance, a career at Hanson is right for you. The belief in sustainability within our company’s practices creates a focus on client success and partnerships that are important to our communities and our environment.

At the core of our Transportation practice is the desire to be good stewards of the public’s resources while incorporating improvements into the surrounding environment. As engineering professionals, we plan, design and permit Rail projects across the U.S. and abroad. Your work at Hanson will balance the societal benefits of the built-environment with nature.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Civil Designer position in the Seattle, WA office.

About us

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

Position Overview

This position will be primarily responsible for geometric design of railroad track and yard projects, drainage analysis and design of railroad track and yard projects, and construction engineering of railroad track and yard projects. If you have a passion for transportation engineering and would like to bring your career to the next level, this role will provide entry level individuals with the opportunity to learn and grow. More experienced candidates will have the opportunity to expand their project repertoire and enhance their leadership skills.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Work on project teams as a design engineer, reporting to a project manager

Design engineering would include field investigations, analysis, calculations, and preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates

Design of related civil design of streets or highways, and underground utilities

Prepare geometric alignments of railways and highways and prepare cross-sections and earthwork quantities from survey files

Generate drainage overlays and drawings


Technical Skills:

Experience with Bentley Microstation V8i and Bentley Inroads (Group V8i) preferred

Experience with MicroStation and Inroads (and additional drainage specific design software) is also a plus

Also must be able to pass e-Railsafe security background check


0-3 years of experience: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with appropriate course work in the civil/transportation discipline required

EI preferred

6+ years of experience: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with appropriate course work in the civil/transportation discipline P.E. License, or ability to be licensed within 6 months is required

A minimum of 2 years’ experience performing railroad design using AREMA/freight rail design standards preferred

Master’s degree in civil engineering a plus

Soft Skills:

Must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, candidates and/or public stakeholders

Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills

Working at Hanson:

Must be able to collaborate with colleagues in other offices

Must be willing to work overtime to meet project demands and deadlines when needed

Must be willing to travel

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.



Hanson specializes in engineering, planning and a range of allied services. We’re an employee-owned, award-winning consulting firm with offices across the United States.

Since 1954, our clients have known us as a trusted partner, committed to their success and capable of handling challenging projects. From planning and design to construction and completion, we’ll take a hands-on approach to your project with a clear focus on your goals, budget and timeline.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.