Jacobs Transit & Rail Design Group Lead/Project Manager in New York, New York

Transit & Rail Design Group Lead/Project Manager


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.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

In this role, the Railroad Project Manager will assist the team by performing the routine aspects of railroad engineering assignments; subsequently providing familiarity with the programs, staff, and operating procedures of the company.

  • Leads and develops rail design related projects.

  • Contributes individually or as the leader of a design squad, prepares, and/or reviews plans, technical specifications, contract documents, and estimates.

  • Conducts, plans, schedules, or coordinates engineering work. Also, is responsible for the ongoing progress of a project task or segment, including the coordination of the project with City, County, and State officials, and other outside agencies.

  • Resolves a variety of complex problems, (i.e. conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements).

  • Serves as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams.

  • Participates in contract bidding and administration; observes and/or supervises project action on site.

  • May supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.

  • Performs other duties assist with regional and national rail projects.

  • Full knowledge and understanding of rail systems, electrical and mechanical.


  • Minimum 20 years of demonstrated experience on managing various types of transit and/or railroad projects.

  • Professional Engineer is required, NY PE preferred.

  • Staff management experience preferred.

  • Previously demonstrated project experience with Class I Railroad, Transit & Construction projects preferred.

  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication skills required.

  • Strong leadership skills.

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 drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-New York-New York

Req ID: BIA0002CZ