Project Engineer

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18049 

Benefits Offering
RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives. We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives.


Pay Range: $90000 - $115000 / year


Position Summary
The Project Engineer plans, develops, manages, and coordinates engineering activities for light rail construction projects.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
•    Plan, coordinate, oversee project engineering activities to ensure they comply with company and contract requirements and support overall construction schedule.

•    Experience with Communications, Automatic Train Control (ATC), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Overhead Catenary Systems (OCS) is ideal.
•    Provide technical support for construction efforts including design interpretation, application of construction methods, resolution and documentation of design conflicts and constructability reviews.
•    Liaise with engineering, contracts, accounting and construction to ensure effective communication and coordination of all project related matters.
•    Assist in production and processing of project deliverables such as safety and QA/QC plans, test procedures, commissioning procedures and training procedures.
•    Organize and ensure proper document and drawing distribution to staff and field personnel.
•    Produce, manage and maintain project submittal logs.
•    Ensure all documentation is properly logged and tracked in the project document control database.
•    Produce correspondence such as letters, RFI’s, transmittals.
•    Review change order drawings and specifications; develop, track and assist with negotiating proposals and change orders.
•    Ensure labor tracking is coordinated and controlled between accounting and construction.
•    Support the development, updating, and approval of construction schedules.
•    Assist in preparation of bids, including assisting with take-offs, requests for pricing, project set up, quality control, design reviews and other related tasks.
•    Review, analyze, and resolve field construction problems and discrepancies related to design.
•    Advise Project Manager of schedule conflicts and problems, and work with field supervision to resolve schedule conflicts.
•    Analyze permanent material requirements, maintain procurement log, and assist with preparation of formal purchase agreements.
•    Support/assist with monitoring and forecasting of project costs and revenues; assist with development of new methods to improve costs.
•    Attend meetings as required.
Required Skills and Qualifications
•    A minimum of 5 years of technical engineering experience including a thorough knowledge of construction industry practices, methods, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities in a rail transit environment.
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or Project Management; an advanced degree is a plus (In lieu of a degree, extensive experience in the military, railroad/construction, or related field will be considered)
•    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.
•    Ability to read and comprehend plans and specifications, and to comprehend and recognize safety standards and issues.
•    Knowledge of general contract and subcontract documents.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.
•    The ability to effectively interact with both customers and employees.
•    The ability to work independently as well as operate successfully as part of a collaborative team.
•    The ability to successfully execute decisions.
•    The ability to grasp facts, processes, and procedures quickly in a rapidly changing environment.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, cost and schedule controls.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
•    Works indoors and outdoors at construction sites.
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction.
•    Sits, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard.
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.


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 North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada. We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity. We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance. RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success.

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto