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Central Region Freight/Transit Rail Design Lead

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Transystems

Req ID: 17101

For more than 50 years, TranSystems has provided engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions to enhance the movement of goods and people across today’s integrated transportation infrastructure. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., its professionals in more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the transportation and federal marketplaces. Services are delivered throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to construction to long-term operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.

TranSystems’s Schaumburg, IL office seeks an experienced senior civil engineer to join our growing office of roadway, highway, structural, transit, rail, and intermodal designers and construction inspectors as a Freight/Transit Rail Design Lead for the TranSystems Central Region.


The person will manage personnel and projects that involve various tasks. The individual will be called upon to work closely with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects.  The engineer will have the opportunity to manage and lead challenging projects in a unique and dynamic work environment. The candidate will lead efforts in business development, project delivery, establishing business strategy, and provide leadership and mentoring to staff in offices across the Central Region.

The candidate will manage other engineers and technicians to achieve completion of various tasks, and will also complete certain tasks independently. Microstation, Geopak, and MS Office and other design software will be used.


 Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of related, in-field experience, including work directly or as a consultant for railroad and transit agencies in the Chicagoland area and with other railroad and transit agencies across the country.
  • Candidates must possess strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Previous experience as a Project Manager leading projects is expected.
  • Individuals must possess an Illinois PE and an Illinois Driver’s License.


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

  1. Provides direction to Project Managers, Project Engineers and Staff Engineers as to the general results expected.
  2. Provides technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.
  3. Lead large freight and rail transit projects.
  4. Participate in design/build projects.
  5. Cultivate responsibilities with clients and actively participate in rail client service teams.
  6. Lead and support business development pursuits.
  7. Within the Chicago Area, key duties will include leading large freight and transit rail project, leading and supporting business development with area freight and transit clients, mentoring and developing junior staff.
  8. Within the Central Region and Northeast Region, duties will include leading freight and transit rail business development, project management, and serving as a Rail Project Engineer for major projects.
  9. Within the Freight and Market Sectors, participate in overall corporate strategy development and execution.
  10. Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.
  11. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods,  routinely represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.
  12. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  13. Reviews design options and document findings from the design team.
  14. Manages workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
  15. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

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.


TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. 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 that is subject to U.S. law.

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