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Intern - Track Engineering - 90243601 - Providence

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Providence, RI, US, 02904

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal Engineer Survey Technology & Geomatics, this position provides office and field support to AMTRAK field surveying crews. Surveying crews perform calculations, measurement of points, elevations, lines, areas and contours for design, construction or other purposes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assist in the preparation of field surveying information/data packages including data collector transfers, data analysis and entry into preformatted spreadsheets, coordinate lists and worksheet plotting.
• Assists the Sr. Engineer and Land Surveyors to obtain the necessary reference information required for the successful completion of assigned projects and tasks.
• Use company office/civil/survey software for in support of track designs; layout calculations in support of track construction and renewal; record surveys of completed work; boundary line surveys along the railroad right of way.
• Prepare survey exhibits and drawings using company cad software and standards.
• Assist the Principal Engineer Survey Technology & Geomatics, Sr. Engineer and Land Surveyors with final plots and other project deliverables. 
• Assist the Principal Engineer Survey Technology & Geomatics, Sr. Engineer and Land Surveyors with organization and maintenance of project files, field work and field folders. 
• It is also the responsibility of this position to cross-function as a field surveyor in the event additional field personnel are required to perform surveying activities.

•This position begins Summer/May 2019

 

EDUCATION:
• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering


QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Basic knowledge of modern surveying equipment such as electronic total stations, laser scanners, automatic levels and electronic data collectors.
• Basic knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
• Must become qualified in RWP and AMT2
• Basic knowledge of the operation and use of survey instruments, data collection devices and personal computer office programs. 
• Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2 years experience in Civil engineering and/or land surveying.
• Experience in using Microstation CADD software and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Candidate must be in good physical condition and pass a pre-employment physical exam
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Prior satisfactory job performance


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Requisition ID:38044
Posting Location(s):Rhode Island
Personnel Area:RI03
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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