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    Rail Lead – Professional Civil Engineer

    Job Description – Duluth, MN

    Rail Lead – Professional Civil Engineer

    Krech Ojard & Associates is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Rail Lead-Professional Civil Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will lead and manage various rail and/ or civil engineering projects. This role requires expertise in civil engineering principles, particularly in the design, construction, and maintenance of railway systems. The Rail Lead-Professional Civil Engineer will be responsible for overseeing project teams, ensuring compliance with regulations, and delivering high-quality results within budget and schedule constraints.


    • Develop work opportunities with rail focus or multidiscipline projects.
    • Support hiring & development of rail design/ construction oversight staff.
    • Performs due diligence and feasibility studies for new design projects.
    • Prepare and/or supervises engineers and technicians in preparing detailed plans and specifications related to rail/ civil engineering projects, such as mainline tracks, industrial tracks & sidings, roads, bridges, railbeds, sewer and storm drainage, water supply, structures, or related facilities.
    • Prepare and/ or supervise engineers in preparation of proposals, specifications, cost estimates, and contract documents for engineering projects.
    • Interact and develop working relationships with clients and project stakeholders.
    • Coordinate rail/ civil design functions in multi-discipline projects.
    • Perform or supervise engineering inspections of construction of rail/civil engineering projects.
    • Prepare engineering reports on the progress and completion of engineering projects.
    • May supervise or direct the conduct of field surveys preliminary to project design.
    • Secure data, prepare reports, and make presentations for internal staff or external client/customer meetings on proposed projects.

    Required Knowledge and Abilities

    • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices applied to project design and construction.
    • Knowledge & familiarity with AREMA guidelines and Class 1 design guidelines and standards.
    • Understanding of rail operational practices.
    • Extensive knowledge of the basic principles and practices of engineering field and office work, including drafting and surveying.
    • Extensive knowledge of principles, methods, equipment, and materials used in construction of rail/ civil engineering projects.
    • Ability to understand and direct precise survey measurements and to make and interpret survey calculations.
    • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate and interact with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and clients/customers.


    • Education: BS in Civil Engineering, with classification as Licensed or Registered Professional Engineer.
    • Experience: Minimum Seven years’ experience in rail/civil engineering design and construction or other related engineering work.
    • Job Requirements: Applicant must have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record. To ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment for our employees, we enforce a drug and alcohol policy that adheres to DOT regulations.


    This position is based out of our headquarters in Duluth, MN with an option of working remotely.

    Please submit cover letter along with resume by using the online form on this page, or at the Careers page at www.krechojard.com, or by mail to:

    Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc.,
    Human Resources Manager
    227 W First Street, Suite 500
    Duluth, MN 55802.

    Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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