AECOM Railroad Technical Advisor in Chicago, Illinois

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Railroad Technical Advisor

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

The Transportation Business Line in Chicago is actively seeking a talented Technical Advisor for immediate employment in the Chicago office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the Railroad industry. This person will support various projects and pursuits on an as-needed basis, with a focus on the constructability, design, phasing and staging, and implementation of various Transportation projects involving rail.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a technical advisor for the development of construction documents, including plans, specifications, and estimates

  • Participate in project and pursuit working meetings to provide technical input

  • Help Prepare/review milestone design submittals, with a focus on constructability

  • Develop and review cost estimates and projections

  • Provide suggestions to create adjustments as necessary to keep construction costs within budget

  • Construction and field oversight, with a focus on the review of contractor submittals and coordination with field personnel

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma

  • 8+ years of experience in the rail industry

  • Knowledge of transit, commuter and freight rail operations

  • Experience working on large transit/railroad projects with complex interlockings, signals, communications and their interfaces to the office control system

  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other interfacing multi-disciplinary team members (rail engineers, as well as other civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers)

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years' experience preferred

  • College degree in an engineering-related profession

  • Experience with local rail and transit operators, including Class I’s, Short-lines, Metra, CTA, NICTD and others

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country United States of America

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165422BR