Sr/Field Construction Engineer (Structures Maintenance) - 90104960 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 13, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


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 Sr/Field Engineer will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Structures Production Department to include the maintenance and construction of bridges, platforms, fences, drainage improvements, station block ties, staircases, retaining walls, walkways, and handrails. Daily tasks will include responsibilities both in the office and in the field in all types of weather conditions to support a 24/7 operation. Territory is inclusive of the Harrisburg Line (Harrisburg to Philadelphia) and the Philadelphia Line (Philadelphia to DC).     



  • Assist the Manager Engineering Production in planning all construction phases for the installation of new bridges and other structures.
  • Coordinate and schedule all work activities in conjunction with various departments to accomplish and adhere to established work schedules.
  • Request and monitor the status of procurement for all materials and services required.
  • Ensure the proper delivery, storage, and installation of materials.
  • Observe field activities to ensure conformance with safety protocols and correct activities that do not conform, assist in driving improvement in the overall safety culture, and implement safety work plans for the prevention and elimination of personal injuries and hazardous conditions on Amtrak property.
  • Communicate with the Structures Design office and provide technical support in the field for all maintenance and construction activities.
  • Support planned work on weekends and nights in the field.
  • Schedule technical training, safety training, safety compliance training, and physical exams for all direct reports. 



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent work experience and training in position of similar capacity.
  • 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects in various locations and to effectively motivate and communicate with field crews.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management including scheduling, budgeting, estimating, and coordinating efforts with other technical disciplines.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA Construction, specifically fall protection.  
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with MS Office, creating spreadsheets, presentations, memorandums, and utilizing other applications to perform job functions.   




  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to acquire.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of steel and concrete design and implementation.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience in railroad operations, operating rules, and divisional operating processes and procedures.
  • Position is responsible for 24/7 operation, however it does not require overnight stays
  • Available to work at various times to support railroad operations including night and weekend shifts.
  • Combination of office and field environment working in all weather conditions.   



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary range is $93,080 - $120,630 for the Field Engineer and $108,000 - $139,960 for the Sr Field 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:158149
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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