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Sr Engineer - 90213408 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 6, 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.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Senior Engineer Signal Construction position has the responsibility of approximately $20 million of reimbursable and capital related C&S construction activities.  


  • Manage and oversee construction of the project to ensure that project scope, costs, and schedule are properly developed and maintained, as well as ensuring contractors follow the agreed upon scope, cost and schedule to ensure that goals are achieved
  • Prepare, develop and implement the development of construction and maintenance, testing, startup and operations procedures for this project
  • Manage and coordinate construction of project and programs to ensure that critical issues are addressed
  • Ensure adequate resources are available for project, as well as obtaining track outages, labor clearances, and ensure that labor forces are available as planned and scheduled
  • Assist project design with field site walks
  • Review construction estimates and schedules
  • Provide weekly and monthly project status reports addressing actual forecasted costs and schedules, change of status, etc.
  • Participate in all field activities, inspections, walk-throughs, equipment installation, pre test activities, etc.
  • Responsible for review of C&S signal plans.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience
  • Prior satisfactory job performance
  • Able to manage small teams
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and one or more web-based program management systems)
  • Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn FRA regulations, NORAC, AMT2, RWP, AMT 23 and AMT 27.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective meetings


  • Bachelor of Science degree in related field
  • Experience as a manager/supervisor of construction and/or maintenance projects and/or programs
  • Supervisory and management experience at the senior level
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Demonstrated skill using PC based software programs sufficient to prepare effective presentations and business analysis

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:41652
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

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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