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Sr Electrical Engineer - 90074259 - Wilmington

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

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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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**This position can be located in Wilmington, Washington DC, New York or Boston**


Position Summary:
The Senior Electrical Engineer supports rolling stock equipment and develops engineering programs and processes to implement and improve the quality and reliability of Positive Train Control (PTC) across the Amtrak system.  He or she is a leader mentoring other engineers and guiding technical decisions within Amtrak. The Senior Electrical Engineer reports to the Mechanical Rolling Stock Equipment department while solving advanced technical problems, supporting interoperability efforts with Amtrak, state rolling stock and host railroads, and communicating with resources both internally and externally to meet business objectives.


Essential Functions:

• Develop and review technical specifications and procedures for train control systems for both Amtrak and state rolling stock equipment
• Participate in field tests, safety inspections, and warranty programs for both Amtrak and state rolling stock equipment
• Provide engineering expertise and design improvements to investigate systemic problems, reduce failures, and increase availability of equipment

• Support authorizing component upgrades, updates and replacements, including qualifying vendors and products with engineering documentation and drawings reviews as necessary
• Work with Fleet Managers to provide design and procedure improvements related to equipment problems which are typically design flaws, retrofit and field modifications, and maintenance shortcomings
• Provide field and technical services to terminals and maintenance facilities
• Lead in-depth troubleshooting and development of solution packages that extend beyond routine diagnostic work

Minimum Qualifications:

• BS degree in an engineering discipline or BS degree and engineering work experience
• Demonstrated experience in Positive Train Control (PTC) – including Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES), Incremental Train Control System (ITCS), or Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS)
• Demonstrated experience in Amtrak or Class 1 railway rolling stock maintenance in technical roles involving inspections, commissioning new rolling stock, and troubleshooting
• Demonstrated experience in railway quality control

Minimum KSA's:

• 7-10 years of engineering experience
• 3-5 years of experience with PTC systems
• Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, and technical documents for troubleshooting and design changes
• Knowledgeable in areas of North American railway safety and regulatory practices including, but not limited to, AAR, and FRA standards and rules
• Knowledge of train control regulations, signal rules, operating rules related to train operations, and physical features of the right of way
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Good computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft computer software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and Project
• Ability to develop and implement Mechanical procedures, Modifications, SMP’s, Maintenance Bulletins and Alerts


• MS degree in an engineering discipline or PE license
• Working knowledge of the 49 CFR-229, 236, 238 and basic qualifications
• 5-10 years of experience with multiple PTC systems
• Significant engineering experience with a railroad or other technically similar agency
• Working knowledge of programming, scripting, and Linux OS
• General understanding of materials management functions and creation of Bills of Materials and material inventory changes



Requisition ID:38023
Posting Location(s):Delaware; District of Columbia; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Personnel Area:DE02
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

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: Mechanical || Corporate


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