Civil Railroad Project Manager
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country - creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you'll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

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Project Manager - Milwaukee, WI (Hybrid Schedule)

Benesch is seeking to hire a Project Manager who is an experienced Railroad professional. As a Project Manager, you will manage all phases of phase 1 and 2 design projects, resource planning, assisting in business development, client engagement, and proposal preparation. If you possess a strong technical design background and have the desire to lead design teams while client-interfacing, this role may be the perfect fit for you!

This position can be based in our Omaha, NE, Raleigh/Cary, NC, Charlotte, NC, Milwaukee, WI, or Naperville, IL, offices. This position can be remote based on experience.

The Impact You Will Have:
  • You will lead and manage rail projects from planning through design into construction
  • You will develop project scope, budget, schedule, and lead client contract negotiations
  • You will work with and guide technical engineering staff ranging from junior to senior level.
  • You will assist and execute technical tasks, including developing technical reports, designs, specifications, and project-related presentations.
  • You work closely with other project managers and group leads within the Rail Division to plan resources and manage internal workshare.
  • You will assist and lead in developing client capture plans and pursuing win plans, proposals, and other business development and client engagement activities.
  • You will meet with the client and public stakeholders and perform site visits in the field as necessary
What We Are Looking For:
  • You have at least 8 years of civil engineering design experience for railroad projects
  • You have a B.S. in Civil Engineering degree or related required
  • You are a licensed P.E
  • You have experience using MicroStation and Inroads, and preferably with OpenRoads Designer.
  • You are knowledgeable in other related project elements a plus, such as Big Data Processing, GIS/ERSI, Drainage Design, Stormwater Permitting, and/or Site Utility (Sewer, Water, Natural Gas, etc.) Design
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You enjoy networking and working closely with clients and stakeholders outside of technical engineering teams.
  • You have the desire to work on large multi-disciplinary rail projects that require creative thinking and innovative problem-solving skills
  • You are willing to occasionally travel out-of-town to meet project demands


Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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