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We strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class, assuming the individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

NICTD’s complete EEO Policy Statement is available upon request to the District’s EEO Officer, Ms. Laura Harrington, at (219) 874-4221, ext 219; e-mail: laura.harrington@nictd.com.

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) owns, operates and maintains the South Shore Line passenger rail service.   NICTD is seeking qualified candidates for a key engineering role within the agency. Reporting to the Chief Infrastructure Development Officer, the Project Development Engineer shall assist NICTD with engineering and project administration associated with the federal grant process for the NICTD West Lake and Double Track Northwest Indiana Projects with a total project value of over $1 billion dollars. Click HERE for the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must meet the following minimum education/experience requirements:

(1)    A bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil preferred), engineering technology, construction management or a closely related field from an ABET accredited university. 

(2)    0-6 years’ work experience.   Individuals graduating in May 2020 also qualify and will be considered for this position.

(3)    Self-starter with the ability to address multiple priorities and meet deadlines

(4)    Proficient in knowledge and application of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge in AutoCAD, Primavera P6, or e-Builder is also a plus.

(5)    Willingness to learn, able to work under occasionally highly stressful or uncertain conditions, excellent verbal and written communication skills, valid driver’s license, no recent drug, alcohol, or felony convictions.

(6)    Must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without             reasonable accommodations. This is an indoor/outdoor position where the employee frequently must be able to work in the type of climate conditions typical to northwest Indiana, including locations not accessible by motor vehicle.

(7)      Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently in English.

(8)       Must be flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.

(9)       Must have reliable transportation to and from Chesterton, Indiana.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants having any of the following qualifications may be given preference during the selection process: 

(1)      Professional Engineering License. 

(2)      Demonstrated high-level experience in railroad related engineering and maintenance activities. 

(3)      Demonstrated experience in construction management of large scale projects.

(4)      Demonstrated experience in construction project administration and planning.

(5)      Extensive experience in technical design supervision, planning and scheduling, contracts management, agency coordination, construction methods, operations and procedures.

(6)       Demonstrated experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.

(7)      Knowledge of FRA track standards including CFR 49 Part 213 Safety Regulations is a plus.

(8)      Knowledge and application of AREMA standards is a plus.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is projected within the range of $55,000 to $80,000 based on education, skills, preferred qualifications, and work history. The benefit package includes full health benefits for the employee and family, vacation, compensatory time, supplemental pension, and other fringe benefits received by NICTD management. Further details are available during the interview process. This position may be eligible for relocation benefits.

How to Apply: Mail, fax, or e-mail a resume outlining training, experience and work history not later than 5 p.m., February 28, 2020, to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below. Late resumes will not be accepted nor will NICTD accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext 253. This is a rolling application process. Apply early for best opportunity at consideration. The District reserves the option to close this opportunity at any time. Contact information for delivering resumes:

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Director Human Resources & Labor Relations

Attn: Project Development Engineer Position

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax: (219) 872-5841

E-Mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com



NICTD intends to hire an Electrical Project Engineer for its Mechanical Department to help lead reliability and service life improvement projects for its South Shore Line electric passenger car fleet. This is a unique entry level career opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in growing their knowledge and responsibility for ensuring the safety and reliability of NICTD’s eighty-two electrically powered railroad passenger cars. The successful applicant will join a close-knit team of dedicated transportation professionals who share a common interest in delivering excellent passenger train service within Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metro area. Click HERE for a complete description of the duties and requirements of the position.

Salary and Benefits: The projected range for this opportunity is $55K -$80K plus benefits. Salary will be based on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments. Health care, dental care, vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, tuition reimbursement, and comp time are some of the benefits available. Credit for time served in other railroad employment, including approved military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements. Relocation benefits may be available.

How To Apply: Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history along with an informal copy of your college transcript. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Mechanical Department Project Engineer and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Electrical Project Engineer Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.   The e-mail delivery address is: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. This is a rolling application process; apply early for best consideration. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview. The District reserves the right to close this solicitation at any time.

Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials. Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail.

Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223; e-mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.