Asst Division Engineer - 90230335 - Chicago

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Company: Amtrak

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By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

• Has the overall responsibility for all Track, B&B and Structure related maintenance and capital improvement activities on the Central Division. Assists the Deputy Division Engineer in the preparation of plans for Track, B&B and Structure improvements ensuring all projects are initiated using the department’s guidelines and that maintenance and construction programs support the existing schedule and maintain a safe and dependable environment for all train operations.
• Must be intricately involved in the development of work activities, funding, spend plan and project schedules.
• Coordinate maintenance and construction projects with other departments, control force levels on the division by advertising/abolishing craft positions
• Ensures regular inspections are made and the summary maintenance reports are provided to appropriate Amtrak management and the FRA.
• Ensures all aspects of the physical plant meet or exceed current FRA standards.
• Monitors the procurement status of all material and ensures proper installation of materials.
• Provides input to safety plan and emergency response plans for the Central Division.
• Implements safety plan for the prevention and elimination of personal injuries and hazardous conditions on the right-of-way.


• 7 years of relevant work experience.
• BS degree in engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or
• experience.
• MW-1000 qualified, RWP qualified and General Code qualified.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Track, B&B and Structure construction, maintenance, and regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge of track usage process.
• Working knowledge of Bridges & Buildings, Communication & Signal and Track Departments.
• Sr. Management, project management, inventory management, tech. supervision, effective communication, administration. Planning/scheduling, budget/finance, field production methods, Track maintenance and construction methods, Track operations and procedures, spreadsheets.
• Effective writing, effective presentations, conducting meetings, conducting interviews, supervisory skills, advanced management and leadership, interpersonal communications, handling employee injuries, conducting investigations, PPE.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of employees both internal and external customers.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:55947
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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.  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.  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 & Mechanical