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Track Engineering Design Co-Op - 90259867 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 17, 2019

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The primary responsibility of the Amtrak System Track Engineering Design Group is to provide track alignment designs and special trackwork designs for interlocking renewals and curve modifications for both undercutter projects and tie-renewal projects.  We also review and comment on track engineering designs performed by engineering design consultants for Amtrak projects and projects that could impact Amtrak’s infrastructure.  The Design Group uses Bentley Microstation Rail Track® & Open Rail Design® CAD software to analyze track alignment survey data, to develop proposed horizontal and vertical alignment designs and produce construction drawings.  The Co-op position will support the design activities of the group by assisting in various phases of design including field survey, production of existing conditions drawings, analyzing geometry data, developing proposed track alignments and profiles, and developing special trackwork drawings.


  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • 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
  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This Co-op is intended to run April 2020 - September 2020.



  • Education level: Pre-BS Civil Engineering student who has completed Sophomore or Junior year.
  • Education Emphasis: Civil Engineering with emphasis on rail transportation, construction management, geotechnical or stormwater management.  Many of the disciplines within civil engineering are relevant to what we do: rail transportation includes railroad track alignment geometry; construction management because an understanding of how heavy civil projects are staged, phased and constructed is a critical  input to design; geotechnical because subgrade conditions are the foundation for sub-ballast, ballast and ties that make up the track structure; and stormwater management because positive drainage of the track structure is the most important factor in track maintenance.
  • Prior experience with AutoCAD, Microstation or other Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Excellent organizational skills – we are involved in the design and review of hundreds of projects every year.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:41288
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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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