Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16581 

Position Summary

RailWorks is a growing enterprise that works on some of the most prominent and complex rail transportation projects in North America. We seek capable, motivated college students who are interested in jumpstarting their careers by gaining real-world construction industry experience. 


Salary Range: $35,360/yr - $52,000/yr 


The RailWorks Internship program is open to full time college/university students, in their sophomore, junior or senior years, pursuing a bachelor’s degree and enrolled in an accredited program focusing on the rail construction and maintenance fields. The areas of civil, mechanical, electrical and/or project management engineering provide an excellent background for the internship program.  

To properly understand how construction/maintenance works, interns will work with field crews to take part in, first hand, the actual construction experience, work with construction equipment and assist with duties such as material ordering and handling, and become familiar with drawings, charts and construction terminology.

As assignment to work in one or several areas such as estimating, project management, drafting, bid proposals preparation, order/material management, contracts, and safety, depending upon availability, will also be part of the program.


The internship program is generally 12 to 16 weeks in length, depending upon available projects and the time commitment available from the intern. Project assignments include railroad, industrial and rail transit project sites across North America.


NOTE: The RailWorks Internship Program is located throughout the U.S. in our field office locations.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

•    Excellent interpersonal skills with the desire and ability to work will all levels of the organization
•    Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•    Read, understand and follow RailWorks’ values
•    Approach assignments with enthusiasm
•    Ability and desire to do physical labor when and where necessary
•    Be able to work independently and as a member of a team
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritize in an environment where numerous tasks and projects occur simultaneously and continually change

Required Skills and Qualifications 

•    A full time college/university students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or a similar disciple and/or enrolled in an accredited program focusing on the railroad/construction/maintenance fields.
•    Must be a student in a good standing with their college/university
•    Have a sincere desire to gain experience in and knowledge of the company and industry
•    Legally able to work in the United States 


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

•    Works outdoors at construction sites
•    Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending and handling of materials, equipment and tools
•    Uses hands and fingers to grasp, manipulate, and/or assemble objects and tools
•    Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery and tools up to 50 pounds
•    Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather
•    Exposed to loud noise
•    May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage
•    Must wear appropriate safety equipment, such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection, as required by the company


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh