Civil Associate I - Rail & Transit

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR). Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients. Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer

Michael Baker International has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Civil Associate I with a focus on Rail & Transit to join our Philadelphia, PA office to provide services on a variety of transportation projects. You will leverage your engineering knowledge and skills to assist in the preparation of basic studies, construction documents, drawing, maps, reports and supporting documentation and calculations. Depending on your experience, you will use CAD techniques to prepare construction documents.


  • Assist with the preparation of designs, design calculations, technical reports and drawings for highway projects for a variety of clients
  • On some days, you will make field visits to project sites to investigate, record, and photograph local conditions.
  • Work closely with senior engineers to complete design and/or analysis of roadways, trails, sidewalks and other transportation infrastructure
  • Prepare quantity calculations and construction cost estimates
  • Use design software to electronically apply engineering fundamentals in construction and right-of-way plan set preparation
  • Research/investigate solutions and report findings
  • Learn and understand the activities involved in assembling transportation project contract documents
  • Assist with document preparation for regulatory agencies to obtain required permits.
  • Feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to transportation challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve! 


  • B.S. in Civil or Railroad Engineering and 0-2 years of experience.
  • EIT certification preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with AREMA design requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, MicroStation and AutoCAD.
Full time
Philadelphia, PA 19019, US