Railroad Public Project Track & Civil Plan Reviewer/Designer

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Naperville, IL
  • Omaha, NE
  • Raleigh, NC
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Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Railroad Public Project Track & Civil Plan Reviewer/Designer 

Benesch is seeking to hire a Railroad Public Project Track & Civil Plan Reviewer/Designer. As a Track & Civil Plan Reviewer/Designer, you will work primarily on various Public Projects performing track & civil plan review services, including reviewing plans, completing quantity take-offs, reviewing specifications, etc.  Additionally, you will also complete field investigations, analysis, calculations, and be involved in the preparation of railroad engineering plans, specifications, and estimates.  If you possess a strong technical design or plan review background and are a strong communicator, this role may be the perfect fit for you!

Benesch’s Railroad Division is made up of highly skilled rail professionals, many of whom are former employees of operating railroads. This firsthand experience working to design and maintain active rail systems uniquely equips our team to develop innovative solutions to a wide variety of rail projects.

Preferred Location: This role is ideally situated in our offices in Omaha, NE; Charlotte, NC; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, KS, or Naperville, IL, with a hybrid work schedule. Remote work may be considered based on experience.

The Impact You Will Have:

  • You will work on behalf of Railroad Clients to protect their ROW and operations and to assist in helping to deliver successful projects
  • You will work on challenging projects where you will assist agencies in getting approved projects by providing constructive comments
  • You will meet project deadlines on schedule and within budget
  • You will primarily review design plans and work closely with Project Managers and Design Engineers
  • You will also complete project design plans and work closely with Project Managers and Project Engineers
  • You will integrate data and perform fundamental analysis of project elements
  • You will design and draft elements and details

What We Are Looking For:

  • Ideally possess 2-4 years of experience in Civil Engineering design or plan review, specifically for railroad projects, or hold a degree in Civil or Railroad Engineering.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required.
  • Basic knowledge of MicroStation, Inroads, and OpenRoads Designer is preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills to effectively convey complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, and public stakeholders.
  • Enjoy establishing strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exhibit a passion for problem-solving and a willingness to acquire new technical skills.
  • Open to occasional out-of-town travel, ranging from 2-6 times per year, as necessary to meet project demands.



Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is found.

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