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Structural Engineering Design Intern - Summer 2020 - 90262185 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 31, 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?


This position will support Engineering Structures Team by performing tasks as directed by department design professionals. General tasks include beam, foundation, bridge tie or bearing calculations, design drawing detailing in CAD at the instruction of the Project Engineer and/or review of 3rd party designs to protect Amtrak assets, traffic and Right-of-Way.  Work is likely to include site visits to active maintenance projects, fixed/movable bridges or other recent asset / adjacent construction to observe and assist in construction oversight, design verification or inspection duties.




  • Search for, and file, drawings and documents in department document library.
  • Perform minor design and drafting.
  • Edit, revise and publish written construction project specifications manual.
  • Revise and publish scopes of work.
  • Manage department master specifications library.
  • Assist in document reproduction.
  • Perform calculations for review and approval by professional.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Review and mark-up engineering drawings and collate associated comments



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering (Structures or Construction Management Emphasis)
  • 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



  • Strong PC skills, especially Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability and willingness to go on short (single work day) trips to observe field conditions, perform site material reviews, assist in inspections and documentation, etc.
  • Ability to build relationships and to communicate effectively with team members, supervisors, managers and clerical staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, self-starter, motivated individual
  • AutoCAD design and drafting experience
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Desire to pursue building design career
  • Interest in railroad transportation industry
  • At least 3 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a senior status
  • Available to work generally full-time 40 hrs/week during the summer time frame


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:41699
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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