Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker's more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/.


Whether moving people or freight, future rail and transit solutions will be determined by energy prices, a shift toward urban living and growing environmental concerns. Michael Baker helps freight, authority and state Department of Transportation clients meet these modern challenges by providing services that address key industry issues such as state of good repair, capacity, safety, community livability, asset management and maintenance, planning and development for new projects, and the promotion of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

We provide value by first understanding our clients' needs, then working with them as a partner to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions that optimize their opportunities for success.


Michael Baker International is seeking a Senior and Mid-level Civil Engineers to join our Rail and Transit team. The successful candidate will be part of a young and dynamic group of rail professionals with the opportunity to have a technical leadership role in the practice. This position will focus on the track engineering and infrastructure side of rail transportation projects and will require close coordination with the technical staff dispersed within Michael Baker International's various offices. The Senior or Mid-level Track Engineer will prepare, direct and manage layouts of railroad track alignments for both transit and freight rail within rail/transit and multi-discipline teams. They will also mentor staff engineers, help to grow and develop the Rail and Transit practice, potential to participate in marketing existing clients and growing new clients, and potential to have a contributing role in the rail and transit leadership organization.

  • Design, direct, and/or manage rail-related components of passenger rail, freight rail and commuter rail projects
  • Develop and oversee the design of track alignments, including special track work such as turnouts, crossovers and diamond crossings
  • Prepare and/or review geometric details of track alignments including horizontal and vertical curve data
  • Prepare and/or direct detailed engineering plans using the various Bentley software products (MicroStation, InRail and OpenRail)
  • Play an integral part in the development and review of plans, specifications and cost estimates for Rail Design projects
  • Assist on large multi-disciplinary design teams and lead younger staff on a variety of project tasks
  • Execute engineering investigations including feasibility and type studies with cost and risk analysis
  • Perform track inspections and other site inspections during construction and maintenance projects to determine if they are within tolerance levels established by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), AREMA, and other applicable regulations
  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines for conformance to design criteria, standards and code requirements
    • Mentoring and advising staff regarding various FRA, AREMA, Class I Railroad and Passenger/Commuter Railroad requirements and preferences
  • Assist in developing rail portion of large multi-discipline project pursuits
  • Flexible location and/or remote work based on level of experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5-10+ years of demonstrated experience on various types of rail projects, to include design and plan development of rail projects is required
  • PE license required; registered with NCEES a plus
  • Previously demonstrated project experience with Class I Railroad design is required
  • Previously demonstrated project experience with Commuter/Transit Agencies a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of and practical experience applying AREMA
  • Possess excellent client management skills and ability to enhance and develop solid client relationships
  • Proven experience in working on multiple projects concurrently, managing project deadlines and on-time submittals
  • Strong work ethic, integrity
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to assist in developing strategic approaches and concepts
  • Availability to occasionally travel to other local offices and job site locations
  • Experience reviewing construction plans and specifications

The salary range has been determined to be: $80,000 and $121,000 for this position.


  • Thorough experience in preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for rail designs
  • Possess high initiative and demonstrate a proactive, collaborative approach to project development with project team members, clients, contractors and review agencies
  • Strong relationships with Class I Railroad(s) and Commuter/Transit Agencies and understanding of coordination requirements and preferences
  • Willingness and ability to mentor and advise young staff on rail engineering best practices

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.


Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.