Entry Level Transit & Rail Engineer

Job Locations US-CT-Wethersfield
Regular Full-Time


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VHB is seeking an entry-level Engineer to join our growing Transit & Rail practice.  The position is located in our Wethersfield, CT office.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

The Transit & Rail Project Engineer will be part of a design team supporting a variety of railroad, rail transit, and bus transit projects.  The candidate should have an interest in the railroad and/or rail transit industries and a desire to grow in the business.  Course work and/or any expertise or experience in railroad, rail transit, or bus transit design is a plus.



  • Perform civil design on a variety of rail projects including track structure and drainage, alignment geometry, grade crossings, stations, layover facilities, and maintenance of equipment (MOE) and maintenance of way (MOW) yards
  • Support the Project Development process including preparation of conceptual level designs and supporting documentation
  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Prepare technical reports and analyses
  • Assist in the development of construction bid documents
  • Provide design support services during construction
  • Work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-discipline team environment

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong technical design skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and analytical skills
  • Strong capability in the use of computer applications including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience with the MicroStation CADD platform is preferred but candidates with AutoCAD experience and desire to learn MicroStation will be considered


  • BS in Civil Engineering or related field
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in railroad and/or rail transit and engineering design
  • Desire to learn railroad and rail transit design requirements including AREMA recommended practices
  • Basic familiarity with track, station, layover facility and general civil engineering
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of employment 

This position requires COVID-19 vaccination per client requirements.


At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be 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 or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.



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