Transit and Rail Designer

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Regular Full-Time
Career Stage Type
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Transit and Rail Designer – Perform design tasks that require the application of fundamental engineering concepts and formulas to support elements of the conceptual design, preliminary engineering, and final design of transit stations, transit facilities, and railroad track and right-of-way. Prepare technical reports and presentations to describe detailed engineering work and analysis in a way that is understandable to both technical and non-technical audiences. Perform routine checking and/or verification tasks to include further application of fundamental engineering concepts and formulas to perform quality checks on work conducted by other engineers, including review for consistency across engineering plans, compliance with design standards, review against VHB quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) checklists, verification of spreadsheet calculations, and technical review of documentation. Develop models and simulations to include support in the development of virtual models and renderings to create technically accurate project graphics that enhance understanding of engineering designs.


Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field and 3 years of work experience in the job offered or related field of Civil Engineering.


Must have three (3) years of professional experience using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.


Position located in Boston, MA.


Remote work benefit available 50% of time within normal commuting distance from office location.


If qualified, apply online.

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We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.


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