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Sr Engineer Track - 90238444 - Philadelphia

Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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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 Sr. Engineer Track Zero Defects is responsible for providing technical support to System Production and Division Maintenance of Way teams during project planning, construction and post construction activities for special trackwork installation in Penn Station New York.  The purpose of the Zero Defects program is to get special trackwork Penn Station to a state of good repair.  Specific responsibilities include: jobsite and work plan evaluation, inspection and inventory of incoming material, QA/QC of production methodologies, post installation monitoring of special or new items pertaining to trackwork or track structure, assist with implementation and troubleshooting of experimental materials and new technologies, and audit production reporting in Maximo System.



  • Pre-installation inspection of special trackwork, routine audit and acceptance of manufacturer’s inspection records.
  • Revise existing and develop new Track Material Standards and Engineering Practices as necessary.
  • Establish item descriptions for SAP based item catalog.
  • Develop quality standards for construction.
  • Develop/review drawings for new Standard Plans.
  • Create Inventory of Special Trackwork material both in and out of track.



  • Must have at least 5 years of field experience on railroad projects.
  • Strong background is reading, interpreting and using Amtrak Standard Track Plans.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Qualified on Amtrak safety rules, AMT-2, NORAC.
  • Possess a motorized vehicle operator license.
  • Must be able to organize tasks/thoughts in a logical matter and produce detailed, timely reports. 
  • Must be able to read construction and manufacturing drawings. 
  • Ability to lift 20-pound objects.
  • Familiar with CAD program such as MicroStation or AutoCAD 
  • Strong knowledge of construction procedures and project management. 
  • Familiar with SAP, material control and purchasing functions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior satisfactory job performance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering or equivalent relevant experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience using computer based asset management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience developing quality assurance standards and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience producing reports and evaluating manufacturing practices.
  • Demonstrated experience performing facility inspections.
  • Experience working with team members from multiple disciplines including other engineering departments, surveyors and Amtrak Transportation Department.
  • Candidate must be in good physical condition and pass a pre-employment physical exam


  • Registration as Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training 
  • Experienced administration of several contracts involving inspection services at multiple locations.
  • Experience with railroad operations, procedures and special equipment. 
  • Certificate in ISO 9000 quality assurance / inspection procedures. 
  • Extensive experience developing specifications for third party inspection contracts.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:39047
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.

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