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Engineering Project Delivery Intern Summer 2020- 90259951 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 27, 2019

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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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The purpose of this position is to introduce architectural & engineering students to careers in railway infrastructure engineering by providing an entry point into the Engineering Department’s Project Delivery Team. The Project Delivery Team is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, architects, schedulers, and estimators responsible for managing the scope, schedule, and budget of capital construction projects.  These constructions projects include: passenger stations, maintenance facilities, track, bridges, tunnels, electric traction, signals, and communications.  The Project Delivery Team works closely with the infrastructure maintenance group and the Engineering & Design Group who are the technical subject matter experts.  A key challenge of project delivery is the constructability of designs in an active railroad environment.


Accepted candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their architecture & engineering skills in both the office and field, and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of railway engineering.


The position will support the Project Delivery team by performing tasks related to project management and construction management as directed by department professionals.

This summer internship is intended to run May - August 2020.

•    Review preliminary, intermediate, and final project documents and deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and consistency to obtain a better understanding as to how project documentation supports the projects objectives.
•    Develop and review project schedules and budgets to obtain a better understanding as to how these project elements support the project objectives. Understand the formatting and components of these elements.
•    Evaluate projects for constructability
•    Attend office meetings, field meetings, and conference calls, produce and/or review draft meeting summaries 
•    Follow Engineering safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices.
•    Other specific work assignments may be determined based on the various department professionals’ requirements. 

•    Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
•    Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or Structural Engineering
•    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

•  Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am –   5pm.



  • Prior work experience in design or construction
  • Specific interest or desire to work in the railroad industry
  • Some experience with CAD software (Microstation and/or AutoCAD)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Available to work 30-40 hours per week
  • 2 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or junior status at minimum

Requisition ID:41283
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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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