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Transit amp Rail Operations amp Engineering Intern- Summer 2020 ID 43016

Company name

Newark, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Civil Engineering, Engineering, Internship

Posted on
Sep 24,2019

Valid Through
Jan 07,2020

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Be involved in projects’ tasks with our Railroad and Transit Team with a focus on Operations Planning, Operations Computer Simulation/Modeling, Safety & Fare Collection and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Intern for our Newark, NJ office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Read, understand and analyze track and signal drawings, train schedules and technical specifications

Prepare simulation model input based on the information collected from the drawings and other relevant source data

Participate in the development of simulation models for rail and transit projects

Collect and analyze data in the model outputs

Work on tasks requiring statistical analysis of wide range of safety performance activities applicable to transit agencies and railroads

Become familiar with the structure of revenue/fare collection systems and contribute to the development of fare collection model(s)

Support the fare collection technical team in analyzing existing fare structures and contribute to recommendations for changes to fare structures to accommodate recommended fare box recovery ratios and provide flexible fares for multiple transit modes

Contribute to reports preparation pertaining to all the above

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Student in an accredited degree program at a recognized U.S. university leading to a degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation, Mathematics, Planning or related field

Experience researching, analyzing and summarizing technical information

Clear written and verbal communications skills, and understanding of the English language

Ability to work in a self-directed environment with guidance and mentoring from the team

Proficiency using computer software such as MS Office

Preferred Qualifications

Any experience working in the Rail or Transit industry and/or government agency

Understanding of engineering drawings at various stages of design

Familiarity with the fundamental principles of dynamic simulations and computer modeling

Experience using AutoCAD, GIS and Adobe Creative Suite

Prior internship experience


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

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