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Industry SectorCivil engineering jobs, Other Civil and structural engineering jobs, Other railway vacancies, Rail Civil Engineer jobs, Rail Transportation, Logistics jobs
LocationsHouston, Rail jobs in USA
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted25 February 2013

Job Description

TranSystems is hiring a Roadway/Rail Engineer in our Houston office. This person will be involved in the application of engineering fundamentals to the design or construction of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in the civil engineering
Minimum 2 years of highway and/or rail experience
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

TX DOT experience

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Assists others in analyzing information and data to perform routine design tasks.

2. May be asked to participate in non-design engineering activities such as construction inspection and materials testing, surveying, CADD production, and field data collection.

3. Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.

4. Research design options and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.

5. Maintains project database by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data.

6. Researches code requirements.

7. Prepares environmental impact and other administrative reports required for project permits.

8. Keeps Senior Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.

9. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

10. Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.

11. Attend Project Manager training to begin to develop project management skills.

Work Environment –

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Travel requirements: None

TranSystems is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

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