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Job Description

  If you are an experienced Structural Engineer looking for an opportunity to engage with hands-on, heavy industrial projects from conceptual design through completion of construction, then you belong on our team of dedicated railroad facility engineers in either downtown Saint Paul, MN or Downers Grove, IL.
As a member of our Railroad Facilities group, you will collaborate with an in-house, multi-discipline team of experienced professionals to provide a wide range of engineering and construction support services for Class I, short line, and passenger railroads across the country. Your role will include design and repair of maintenance facilities, locomotive fueling stations, bulk handling structures, administration buildings, and a variety of other unique structures that are essential to railroad operations. In addition to serving as a technical expert by preparing design calculations, plan sets, specifications, and construction cost estimates, you will be able to develop (or enhance) your project management skills by planning, directing, and monitoring all aspects of multi-discipline projects, from conceptual design through construction administration.
As an experienced professional, you will have the opportunity to mentor and develop Graduate Engineers and recently registered Professional Engineers while you work together to meet the needs of our clients. You will also assist Group Managers, Market Managers, and the Vice President with efforts to market services and develop business opportunities by identifying and tracking leads, cultivating and establishing client relationships, developing proposals, and preparing and delivering presentations.
Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
    • Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or Illinois (or ability to obtain registration within six months), with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience designing heavy industrial structural projects.
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies, and knowledge of the permit application process.
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD, RISA, and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
    • Proficiency in drafting and assembling plan sets, specifications, and construction cost estimates.
    • Experience managing structural-specific and/or multi-disciplined projects.
    • Experience performing construction observation and inspection services.
    • Previous experience and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain client relations.
    • Ability to apply effective written and verbal communication when developing proposals, preparing technical reports, and participating in or leading project team meetings.
    • Ability to travel up to 20% for project team meetings, client consultations, site inspections, etc. Overnight travel will occasionally be required.

Advantageous Qualifications

    • Master degree in Structural Engineering.
    • Licensed Structural Engineer in states that recognize the SE designation.
    • Previous Class I Railroad project experience.
    • Business development experience, including preparation of proposals and fee estimates.

Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete a standard pre-employment background screening, which consists of Social Security verification, educational verification, review of criminal convictions, and driving history.

*Notice to Recruiters and Placement Agencies*TKDA will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or placement agencies unless a service agreement is in place. In the event TKDA receives an unsolicited resume without a service agreement in place, TKDA will not be obligated to pay a service fee of any amount nor will TKDA be held liable to terms or conditions under any agreement of any kind that has not been authorized in writing by a TKDA officer.