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Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation Assistant Engineer Track and Structures in Michigan City, Indiana

Assistant Engineer Track and StructuresNICTD owns, operates and maintains a high-speed main line railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and South Bend, Indiana. This opportunity as an Assistant Engineer Track and Structures is an entry-level full-time management position within the South Shore Lines Engineering Department. The Assistant Engineer Track and Structures will work closely with the Senior Engineer Track and Structures and the Manager Maintenance of Way to plan, supervise, and implement programs and work assignments that keep the Districts right of way and structures in a safe and delay-free condition to reliably support high-speed passenger rail and heavy-haul freight railroad services. The successful candidate must enjoy the challenge of teamwork, planning, responding to unanticipated changes, outdoor work, irregular work hours, and working with unionized work forces.Qualifications:Applicants must meet at least one of the following four education/experience options:a bachelor or higher degree as of July 2021 in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, building construction technology; or closely related major; oran associate or higher degree as of July 2021 in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology and three (3) or more years of railroad track or commercial structure construction, maintenance, and related supervision; orfive (5) or more years of railroad track or general industrial construction and maintenance with at least five (5) years of related supervisory experience; ora combination of two (2) or more years of college education in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology without a degree and three (3) or more years of railroad track or general industrial construction, maintenance, and related supervision.IMPORTANT NOTE: You must fulfill at least one of the above four mandatory options to be considered. Applicants who do not meet at least one of the above mandatory options will not be considered. Receipt of resume from non-qualifying applicants will not be acknowledged.Proficiency in knowledge and application of Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office Suite (including Word and Excel programs).Willingness to learn, accepting of work under occasionally highly stressful or uncertain conditions, excellent verbal and written communication skills, valid drivers license, and no recent drug, alcohol, or felony convictions.Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. This is an outdoor position. The Assistant Engineer track and Structures frequently must be able to work and walk in difficult environmental conditions or to locations not accessible by motor vehicle. Work is performed on significantly uneven surfaces, in close proximity to high voltage electrical power, and may require work on snow or ice covered ground during winter. Levels of activity vary from moderate to intense. Stressful situations may occur. Exposure to heat, humidity, cold, rain, sleet, snow, and wind is common.Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently so as to understand and follow the General Code of Operating Rules, federal and state regulations; essential operational and safety information, and pass periodic rule/safety/technical examinations.Flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana. Ability to start and end daily assignments at any point between South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois, with most assignments and duties originating at Michigan City, Indiana.Position Schedule: Normal work schedule is Monday Friday 6:30 A.M. 2:30 P.M., hours and work days may change based on service needs. Must be available to work on-call during evenings and weekends for emergencies and weather responses as well as vacation or illness relief for other managers.Duties: The Assista

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