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Senior Electrical Engineer - 90226329 - Chicago

Date: Jan 14, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60607

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Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Design, implement and manage large-scale voice and data communications and control systems for Amtrak Engineering and other departments.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Provide operational support for engineering communications and control systems and serve as a lead engineer for new systems installations.
•Verify all work on related systems fully match the corporate standards and system requirements
•Provide system design and configuration requirements that are within the Engineering and Corporate Standards for all communication, control and IP network systems.
•Review and maintain operational service level agreements, maintenance support issues, warranties, and support contracts for engineering communication and control systems.
•Serve as lead project manager during the installation of new communication and data systems
•Provide direct and indirect supervision of force account during the installation and periodic maintenance of engineering communication and control systems.
•Interface with Amtrak departments, customers and contractor/vendor team members


WORK EXPERIENCE:
•Demonstrated years of experience in IP network administration
•Thorough understanding of Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems 
•Experience working with diverse voice and data communications technologies and protocols
•Must have demonstrated experience in communications system support
•Experience in configuring and maintaining Microsoft OS environments
•Broad knowledge and thorough understanding of various IP networking technologies
•Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to relate complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical staff.
•Must be proficient at using Microsoft Visio and Office products to document all projects and systems


PREFERRED EDUCATION:
•Cisco CCNA or higher certification
•MS certifications are an asset


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
•Experience with fiber optic distribution systems
•Demonstrated ability in IP network architecture design
•Experience with SNMP-based network management servers and software


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

Requisition ID:33082
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Personnel Area:IL06
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 75% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 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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