Senior Structural Engineer - 90260973 - Philadelphia

Date: Feb 26, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Responsible for the project management, design preparation and review of structural and civil engineering projects and studies to repair, rehabilitate or construct railroad bridges, facilities and stations. Prepare design documents (inclusive of design CAD detailing and specification preparation) in-house for the repair and rehabilitation of various types of railroad infrastructure constructed by railroad construction forces or contractors. Manage design efforts by A/E firms for structural and civil Amtrak infrastructure projects and coordinate the interface with Amtrak Engineering’s other core disciplines (Track, Electric Traction, Communication and Signals)
Review engineering designs submitted by outside agencies for projects to be constructed on, over or adjacent to Amtrak property to insure compliance with Amtrak and industry standards. 



  • Provide technical expertise to other departments and provide engineering assistance to Division Engineers and their staffs in supporting rail infrastructure projects. The position also reviews and approves construction process issues when requested by field personnel.
  • When necessary the position makes field inspections to investigate situations before making engineering recommendations, designing repairs or for the preparation of scopes of service.


  • Demonstrated experience in structural design with particular emphasis in bridges and buildings, and civil design abilities in the areas of drainage and geotechnical.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing design and construction documents and procurement packages
  • Demonstrated experience diagnosing field problems and developing efficiently-deployable solutions that work within site, time and special constraints.
  • Project management experience with multi-discipline projects and ability to collaborate with state federal and local agencies, outside engineering firms and engineering groups within the railroad organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of AREMA Recommended Practice as well as other applicable industry codes and standards (AISC, ACI, PCI, IBC, ASCE, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of RFP’s and scopes of service for projects and associated experience with cost and schedule estimates for budgeting purposes.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize engineering assignments and projects
  • Understanding of NEPA requirements
  • Proficient in AUTOCAD and Microsoft Office Software and structural and civil design software


  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification
  • Demonstrated structural design experience of railroad projects with particular emphasis in railroad bridges, maintenance facilities and stations and some civil design experience in the areas of drainage and geotechnical.
  • Project management of multi-disciplined railroad infrastructure projects
  • NEPA and environmental permitting knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of passenger rail operations and rail infrastructure environment



  • Must have excellent oral and written skills and ability to prepare and present project technical reports and commentaries to management and outside agencies 
  • Must be an effective communicator with the ability to represent Amtrak at various project functions as they pertain to public outreach and interface with outside agencies
  • Must collaboratively interact with all departments in the company, co-workers, and outside agency individuals to exchange project and technical information
  • Must be capable of performing project duties with minimal supervision 
  • Must be a self-starter and motivated individual capable of anticipating the next step in a process or project and finding out what information/knowledge is required to answer a question or complete a task. 


This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtrak’s sole and absolute discretion.


The salary range is $108,000 - $139,960 for the Sr Engineer and $93,080 - $120,630 for the Engineer. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.​

Requisition ID:111621
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be 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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical