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Jacobs Civil Design Engineer - Rail in Irvine, California

Civil Design Engineer - Rail


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. We are ranked #1 and #2 across all six transportation categories.

Position Summary:

As a Rail/Transit Design Engineer you would be responsible for day to day design of rail engineering for transit and/or Class 1 Railroads and responsible for the following:

  • Getting direction, perform and coordinate activities from Project Engineers and Project Managers in daily work.

  • Working independently with little supervision.

  • Performing Engineering and CADD design involving the preparation of plans and details for Rail Design Projects using engineering software.

  • Coordinating with all complimentary disciplines (roadway, drainage, utility, railroad signal, architectural, geotechnical, structural, environmental, traffic, and public outreach).

  • Attending technical meetings with project engineers and project managers as needed.

  • Maintaining positive relationships with co-workers.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required Licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer is preferred.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Rail Transit.

  • Familiarity with Rail Engineering Standards such as AREMA, UPRR, BNSF, LA Metro, and or SCRRA.

  • CADD Software, with preference for Bentley Microstation, and Rail-Track programs

  • Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, etc.)

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. #BIA

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 background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Irvine

Travel No

Req ID: BI 00043O