Jacobs Railroad Project Engineer in Jacksonville, Florida

Railroad Project Engineer


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

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Position Summary

In this role, theRailroad Project Engineer will assist engineers by performing the routineaspects of civil engineering assignments, subsequently providing familiaritywith the programs, staff, and operating procedures of the company. TheRailroad Project Engineer will work on a variety of railroad and transitprojects. Duties will include:

  • Performs civil design calculations including track design for a variety of railroad-related projects.

  • Prepares design drawings, sketches, technical comparisons and similar technical work as required by assignment

  • Coordinates project assignments with those of other engineers and technicians in his/her discipline group.

  • Reviews drawings supplied by contractors, clients, and engineers then recommends necessary changes.

  • Researches design criteria and code issues to ensure project designs comply with same,

  • Works with City, State, and County officials as required.

  • Researches design options and documents findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.

  • Provides project cost estimating.

  • Attends design review meetings and interacts with clients as his or her level of experience progresses

  • Assists with other duties assigned by Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.


  • Minimum 2 to 5 years of demonstrated design experience required with specific experience on various types of transit and/or railroad track projects preferred.

  • BSCE required.

  • EIT required and Florida PE preferred.

  • Previously demonstrated design project experience with freight railroads and/or commuter railroads.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Experience with MicroStation and Inroads required.


At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Jacksonville

Travel No

Req ID: BIA0003WS