Canadian National Railway Company Summer Internship - Engineering (Track) in United States

Summer Internship for students in Engineering (Track) CN is currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelors of Science specializing in Civil Engineering for a paid internship during the summer of 2018 (May 14- August 24, 2018).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hi-Rail track with supervisors
  • Update track charts
  • Shadow track foremen, track inspectors, & track supervisors which will involve site visits, frequent work outdoors, and travel
  • Measure curves for future projects
  • Input and correct curve data in the current system
  • Support Speed Map initiatives
  • Manage railroad contracts, site evaluations, develop scale representations of industries
  • Utilize programs containing industry information Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be a legal U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be a student currently enrolled and working towards a degree in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Displays computer proficiency
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary in English
  • Ability to travel, with minimal notice, anywhere within our U.S. operations during the internship (75%-100% of the time)
  • Ability to work both inside and outside in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a background investigation pertaining to federal and state criminal history, including driver history
  • Must be able to attend Welcome Week, May 14-May 18, 2018 in Homewood, IL

Working Conditions:

  • Work shift work, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Combination of office work and working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions
  • Enforce safe work procedures and policies
  • Meet deadlines, interface with senior management
  • Travel for company business, at times without advance notice

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Interested in a career as an Assistant Track Supervisor or Track Supervisor following the internship
  • Knowledge of railway practices, railway design standards, industry standards and federal regulations affecting railway facilities and operations
  • General knowledge of Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD) technology and surveying techniques
  • Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously, adapt rapidly to changing circumstances and situations and manage stressful situations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented, can motivate others to achieve set objectives and maintains positive interactions.
  • Is result-focused, while prioritizing daily tasks
  • Excellent English verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and company satisfaction
  • Understands and applies safety standards


  • Previous experience in a railroad environment
  • Students that are entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Work location:

  • Possible locations include anywhere along our U.S. network

City: Across U.S.

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 8521BR