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Jacobs Junior Rail Engineer - Graduate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads, we work every day to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community, join us as a Junior Rail Engineer.   

As a Junior Rail Engineer on our team in Philadelphia, PA, you’ll have the opportunity to support the design of electric traction infrastructure so we can shape lasting solutions for the future. We’ll ask you to draw from your past internship experience and your engineering education to be willing to learn and become proficient at the design of overhead catenary systems for both light rail and heavy rail transit systems.

As a team member, you will learn how to design wiring layouts, profiles, and structural erection diagrams. You will learn how to design foundations as well as catenary and transmission poles to support the overhead catenary. You will review various shop drawings and prepare construction cost estimates for all types of light rail/transit projects. You will perform structural and civil design calculations, sketches, technical comparisons, and other technical work.

We’ll ask you to review drawings supplied by contractors, clients, and engineers and then you will make the necessary changes using AutoCAD or MicroStation. Using your engineering degree, you’ll research code issues and work with City, State, and County officials as well as research design options and documents to support senior level design engineers and managers.

Begin your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, flourish, and succeed.   

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering

  • At least one previous summer design internship on transportation, and or rail is preferred.

  • EIT certificate is preferred

  • One previous summer internship experience with AutoCAD and/or Microstation is preferred

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.