Senior Rail Geotechnical Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

As a Senior Rail Geotechnical Engineer, you will serve as a project manager for the team, focusing on project execution, winning repeat work, building client relationships, developing new clients, and managing key client accounts. You will perform geotechnical engineering design, manage multi-discipline projects, lead project proposal efforts, and carry out your duties with integrity and a drive to succeed. In this role, you will process and review design calculations, develop project scopes and schedules, and travel to project sites for required observations and meetings.

Additionally, you will support marketing and business development efforts, supervise and direct professionals and technical staff, and promote efficiencies in producing quality work. You will ensure high client service by providing constructible designs, meeting deadlines, and creating clear communications with our clients.  You will effectively acquire and manage work in a profitable manner, managing multiple projects, staff, travel arrangements, and project budgets simultaneously, with the ability to respond immediately to emergency projects as they arise. This position requires a proactive and dedicated approach to maintaining the efficiency and reliability of the railroads, ensuring their continued contribution to our nation's infrastructure.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.
  • Thriving in a  demanding market while maintaining a focus on safety.
  • Developing the next generation of geotechnical engineers and project managers.


You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Bachelor's Degree in civil/geotechnical engineering
  • Must be a registered professional engineer with the ability to obtain additional licenses in other states.
  • 10+ years of related Geotechnical analysis, design, and project management experience.
  • 5+ years of managing projects for Class 1 Railroad clients.
  •  Desire to lead an established Rail Geotechnical team.
  • Ability to obtain required credentials to access railroad and industrial properties.
  • The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.