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Engineer - 90264930 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 6, 2020

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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.

Are you ready to join our team?

The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Senior Director Clearances, and Inspections in the implementation of Amtrak’s policies relating to right of way and equipment clearances.  With respect to track inspection and clearances, ensure compliance with FRA & AAR policies, Amtrak specifications, and state and local ordinances. Provide technical guidance and assistance to engineering managers as they implement new technologies in the area of track maintenance, construction, and clearances.


  • Ensure the timely dissemination of Right of Way and Equipment clearance data to Engineering personnel throughout the Amtrak system.  Interprets, analyzes, and evaluates clearance truck measurements. 
  • Manage Right of Way and Equipment clearance databases. 
  • Assist in the implementation of all corporate policies relating to right-of-way and Equipment Clearances. Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, Local, FRA, AAR, and Amtrak policies and standards. Provide technical guidance to all Amtrak departments regarding the application and interpretation of clearance standards.
  • Provide technical assistance and services during the testing of new track equipment and rolling stock. Work in conjunction with various test teams to establish test parameters and evaluate test results, focusing on the tested equipment’s impact on track structure stability and integrity.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience required.
  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Geometric Calculations regarding equipment dynamic clearances
  • Must obtain qualification in RWP, AMT2, MW1000, and NORAC/GCOR, and maintain these qualifications.
  • Ability to learn R of W and Equipment Clearances
  • Proficiency in computer use and digital file manipulation.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. 
  • Cadd operation


  • B.S. in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
  • Roadway Worker Protection
  • MW 1000
  • NORAC/General Code Operating Rules
  • AMT II 

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:42130
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

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