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Principal Engineer -- ET - 90257711 - New York

Date: Oct 12, 2019

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As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


This position is responsible for preparation and review of designs for complex catenary design engineering projects and studies to repair, rehabilitate or construct new electrification facilities. 
Duties of this position to include:

•    Review engineering designs prepared by outside consultants for projects to be constructed on Amtrak property on behalf of outside third parties to insure compliance with industry and Amtrak standards. 
•    Provide technical expertise to other departments and make engineering decisions for Division Engineers and their staffs.  
•    Provide Construction Related Engineering assistance when requested by Division Personnel and when necessary make field inspections pursuant to make engineering decisions. 
•    Lead the development of the new electrical standards and develops prototype catenary equipment with manufacturers for use on the 25 Hz system and the 60 Hz system. 


•    Experience in planning and scheduling and Project Management.
•    Develop and produce Catenary designs for in-house construction.
•    Provide direction in a matrix organization  
•    Collaborate with system and division project managers on project progress 
•    Manage in-house and consultant catenary design projects.
•    Interact with representative from various Railroads and Government organizations. 
•    Coordinate project closeouts   


•    Bachelors Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field.
•    10 years experience in catenary design.
•    Demonstrated experience in project management.
•    Demonstrated experience in design of catenary, transmission lines, structural steel, concrete and foundations.
•    Demonstrated management experience in a matrix organization.
•    Demonstrated experience in managing large projects from planning phase through construction. 
•    Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project and AutoCAD. 
•    Proficient or capable of learning Primavera, STAAD, Work Element Explorer
•    Understanding of PS, FIS, AAMPS 


•    10 Years demonstrated experience in the Electric Traction field
•    Masters Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related field
•    PMP Certification preferred
•    PE license preferred


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:40943
Band Zone:D1H 
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Katie McVan 


You power our progress through your 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.

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