Project Engineer – Rail & Transit

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/13/2023 9:12 AM)
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TYLin is a full-service, professional engineering firm focused on planning, design, and construction support of infrastructure solutions for public and private clients worldwide. The firm is an internationally recognized pioneer in solving the most difficult engineering challenges. Headquartered in San Francisco, California for over 65 years, TYLin has more than 3,200 professionals throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. TYLin is a member of Dar Group, a global, privately-owned professional services group, and its industry-leading family of Global Infrastructure companies. 


TYLin is currently seeking an Assistant (Electrical) Engineer to join our Rail + Transit team. Reporting to the Sector Manager, this position will be responsible for preparing, reviewing, and modifying drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs; and monitor work related to transit facilities and the traction power systems. The Electrical Engineer will work collaboratively with a team of Engineers and Specialists across rail disciplines (Engineering, Electrification Systems, Data Communications, and Project Controls), Project Managers, Engineers, Analysts, and Coordinators.


The candidate will have the opportunity to work on ongoing notable projects with major railway systems and will show demonstrated technical competence in electrical engineering system design in the Rail + Transit sector. The candidate must have proven experience with projects including design and construction of commuter rail roads, light rail, and subway systems in the US. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on multiple rail transit construction and design projects in Chicago area and provide design and construction support services on various rail transit projects across the US.


  • Apply fundamental principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Collaborate with the project team in developing plans, specifications and estimates of electrical designs such as roadway lighting systems, rail traction power systems, and building electrical systems.
  • Prepare electrical design packages according to specific guidelines, conforming to client standards, and compliant with applicable design standards, building, and energy codes.
  • Design LED-based illumination system; including energy efficiency and lighting controls.
  • Design power distribution system with voltages up to 15KV, including UPS, emergency and standby generator design from the ground up.
  • Design telecommunication systems including telephone, data, LAN, and public address.
  • Design security systems, intrusion detection system, surveillance CCTV system, and access control system.
  • Design fire alarm systems per NFPA requirements.
  • Interface directly with clients, and designers and engineers from other disciplines and consultants.
  • Implement and conform to company’s and/or project’s Quality Management System.
  • Provide construction administrative support in the review of submittals and RFIs.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited University.
  • 0-2 years of experience in electrification detailed design, construction & project management and design consultancy.
  • Experience in transportation systems, preferred.
  • EIT and on track to obtain PE, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, and AGi32, preferred.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in SKM Power tools, preferred.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national codes, preferred.
  • Good leadership and organization skills, a self-starter.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Client focused, always striving to give clients the best solutions.
  • Strong commitment to innovation by creating new and better ways to solve clients’ toughest challenges.
  • High levels of integrity, always doing the right thing in an ethical, fair, and sustainable way.
  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration in a diverse and inclusive team, working together toward technical excellence.

TYLin is an equal opportunity employer and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state, or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. TYLin remains committed to complying with all local health authority, legal or lawful client requirements.



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