Why Join the RSE Team

Here at Rail Surveyors and Engineers, Inc., we value professionalism and teamwork and we encourage employee development
and a healthy work-life balance. RSE offers a friendly, casual work environment with career growth; excellent compensation;
a comprehensive and competitive benefits package; and the opportunity to work on exciting rail/transit projects.

RSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and all hiring decisions are made based on merit.

Current Job Opening

Position Title: Director of Engineering (Belmont, CA)             

Rail Surveyors & Engineers Inc. a multi-disciplinary firm providing professional services mainly to rail transit clients, has an
immediate opening in our Belmont, California location for Director of Engineering. We offer a competitive salary,
comprehensive benefits and professional work environment. Qualify individuals are invited to apply, please include a cover
letter, resume, and daytime phone number. Only candidates that meet the job requirements will be considered.

Candidate must be able to perform the following duties with respect to major rail infrastructure and facility projects, including
underground intercity transit, light rail, commuter rail, and high speed rail projects.

    Primary Duties:
  • Manage the design, engineering, and construction of all major rail infrastructure and facility projects as described above
  • Manage the deliverables of major engineering disciplines, including but not limited to civil engineering, mechanical
    engineering, electrical engineering, and material engineering;
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications;
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geologic data;
  • Oversee the quality assurance and quality control process of the engineering design to ensure that all elements are
    delivered within scope, quality standards, budget, and schedule;
  • Direct engineering activities compliance with environmental, safety, or other governmental regulations;
  • Supervise, manage, and direct the engineering design team through coordination with the team members;
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards;
  • Represent client/project owners in major project development, as well as attending project meetings on behalf of
    the team or client as needed;
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or
    property and right-of-way descriptions;
  • Establish project procedures and design guidelines to comply with federal and state regulations and with internal
    company policies;
  • Develop and employ new engineering technology to streamline the design process and increase productivity;
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program
    modifications or structural repairs;
  • Develop new business by engaging new clients and expanding service areas and assist in the acquisition of new
    project opportunities for the company.
    Job Requirements:
  • M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in project delivery and management, as well as at least 5 years of personnel
    management and supervision experience. Of the 15 years of experience required, candidate must have: (1) 10 years
    of experience working in underground intercity transit, light rail, and commuter rail; (2) 5 years of experience working
    in high speed rail; and (3) completed at least 3 projects over $100 million USD during those 15 years;
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California, and must have a current Professional Engineer license.
  • Supervisory experience in engineering 3-D modeling and rail operations simulation.
  • In-depth knowledge of design process and construction methods for major rail infrastructure projects including but not
    limited to trackway, bridges, and tunnels.
  • Knowledge of the latest technology in railroad train control and signaling systems.
  • Knowledge of FRA and CPUC safety requirements and regulations.
  • Ability to address an audience effectively, as well as present comprehensive reports and prepare correspondence.

    Job#: 2017-105

    If you’re interested in joining us, please email your cover letter, resume and daytime phone number to
    jobs@rsecorp.com – SUBJECT: HR – Director of Engineering, or
    mail cover letter and resume to Rail Surveyors and Engineers, Inc., 1075 Old County Rd., Ste D., Belmont, CA 94002


Company Profile

RSE is a multi-disciplinary firm providing professional services mainly to rail transit clients. RSE encompasses a broad range of experience in engineering, design, planning, surveying, and construction services. RSE and its staff have provided a wide range of services to a number of rail transit agencies, railroad companies, and transportation authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. The current major rail transit clients include Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB – Caltrain), Santa Clara County Transportation Authority (VTA), BART, Southern California Regional Railroad Authority (SCRRA – Metrolink), and Riverside County Transportation Authority (RCTC).

RSE is a minority owned Disadvantage Business Entity (DBE) with the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP). RSE is also a Small Business Entity registered with all major transit authorities including Caltrains, VTA, PCJPB, BART, LA Metro, RCTC, and SCRRA.

Partnering with Clients

RSE has grown with its customer needs and has been able to provide services that address highly personalized requests at a moment’s notice. Our focus on every project is to create a partnership with our clients and address their needs with the best solutions. Our managers and key personnel are involved in day-to-day activities of the company and have first-hand knowledge of the projects. They provide timely decisions in order to keep projects moving forward, on schedule and budget. This personalized approach has grown into our culture and has been the main reason behind our success.

Commitment to Quality

RSE has an established quality assurance and quality control system which is applied in our day-to-day quality reviews on all projects, small to large. RSE commitment to quality is at the heart of the company and is at the root of our clients’ satisfaction. We constantly review and monitor our quality goals by:

• Providing on-going staff training
• Understanding clients’ requirements and standards
• Seeking methods to increase work performance leading to clients’ satisfaction
• Performing services in a cost-effective manner
• Continually improving ways to efficiently deliver projects.


Surveying / Construction


International Seminar on High-Speed Technologies on Railway Systems

At UC Berkeley (direction)
Sponsored by RSE

April 2017

Early Train Operator of the California High-Speed Rail System

Image source: http://www.hsr.ca.gov/
5 International Teams are shortlisted, in alphabetical order as follows:
* China HSR ETO Consortium
* DB International USA
* FS First Rail Group
* Renfe
* Stagecoach Group plc

RFQ Info
April 28, 2017

South San Francisco Caltrain Station Improvement Project

Image source: Caltrain Website
Caltrain, in coordination with the City of South San Francisco, is preparing to replace the existing South San Francisco Station with a new center boarding platform connecting to a pedestrian underpass.

Project Info
From June 2017

Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Jose, is preparing to replace the railroad bridge crossing at Los Gatos Creek in San Jose.
Image source: Caltrain Website

Project Info
June, 23, 2017

High-Speed Technologies on Railways Systems

International Seminar on High-Speed Technologies on Railways Systems
March 2016
at California State University in Bakersfield
HST Bakersfield2 HST Bakersfield2

HST Seminar Brochure

CHSRA finds California Rail Builders as the apparent best value

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has identified California Rail Builders as the apparent best value proposer for the design-build services contract for Construction Package 4, the next segment of construction through the counties of Tulare and Kern and the cities of Wasco and Shafter.

(source: http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/cshra-finds-california-rail-builders-as-the-apparent-best-value.html?channel=279)


Caltrain: San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project

RSE was the primary firm to design the four rail bridges in the northern part of San Mateo at Tilton Avenue, Monte Diablo Avenue, Santa Inez Avenue, and Poplar Avenue. These four bridges were built in 1903 and did not meet current Federal and State seismic safety standards. Caltrain is launching a bridge replacement project to bring these bridges up to current standards, and will span a half-mile along the Caltrain right-of-way from Tilton Avenue to Poplar Avenue.
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Caltrain Map
image source: http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=2228