Staff Engineer (Railroad)
Lisle, IL 
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Position: Staff Engineer (Railroad)
Location: Lisle, IL
Job Id: 600
# of Openings: 1
Patrick is a national engineering and design, construction, management services, and technology firm. Since 1979, we have been providing services to local, state, and federal government agencies; private and public utilities; and FORTUNE 500 companies. Having worked in all 50 states, six different countries and proven ourselves as a trusted partner, clients turn to us for the entire process of project delivery - from planning through construction to operation and maintenance. Patrick accomplishes this with a full suite of engineering disciplines, experienced construction managers, program management and project controls experts, and GIS and asset management technology specialists. We serve clients in the transportation, utility and renewable, industrial infrastructure, and federal and institutional markets. We take pride knowing the projects we work on have a positive effect on the community, society, and the environment.
We have the following position available:
Staff Engineer (Railroad)
The Staff Engineer for Railroad Design is responsible for the calculation, drafting and design of railway engineering projects and writing of technical specifications and reports under the supervision of a senior team member. The main responsibilities include railway engineering for the preparation of calculations, reports and design plans associated with railway projects; review of shop drawings and other necessary inspections and studies.

General Responsibilities
  • Performs railroad and civil design calculations for track alignment, track profiles, rail facility infrastructure, and rail operations
  • Prepares detailed engineering plans using the various Bentley software products (MicroStation and Rail Track)
  • Prepares quantity calculations, technical specifications, and bidding documents
  • Assists with feasibility/concept studies
  • Produces railroad track inspection reports
  • Works in a safe and efficient manner
  • Adheres to Company Quality Control procedures
  • Meeting attendance and preparation of detailed minutes
  • Coordinates with other engineers and support staff for conformance to design criteria, standards, and code requirements
  • Responsible for meeting assigned project goals & objectives, schedules, and budgets
  • Demonstrates excellent technical and professional engineering skills commensurate with years of experience
  • Possesses high initiative and desire to learn, grasp and apply engineering principles quickly. Willing to invest time learning engineering manuals, codes, and software to advance career
  • Demonstrates a proactive, collaborative approach with project team members, client representatives, contractors, review agencies and others as appropriate for the project
  • Possesses a focused results-driven attitude to deliver work in a complete prompt and accurate manner
  • Meets or exceeds client expectations
  • All work is performed under the supervision of others
  • Assists with other duties as assigned by managers within your group
Education/Skills/Knowledge
  • Willingness to learn and invest in professional development
  • BS in Civil Engineering (with a railway focus), required
  • E.I.T. desirable or attainable within 12 months
  • 0-3 years of progressive experience
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Previous experience with Bentley MicroStation, Rail Track, GeoPak, preferred
  • Strong technical written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate concepts and ideas
  • Self-starter who can work independently or part of a multi-discipline team

Patrick does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of Patrick without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of Patrick. Please, no phone calls or emails.
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy Statement
It is the policy of Patrick Engineering Inc. ("Patrick") to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) national origin, age, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, military status, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a badge has been authorized), and Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.


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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12+ years
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