Sr Engineer - 90339232 - Los Angeles

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90012

Company: Amtrak

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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.

Are you ready to join our team?

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.


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.


Plans, directs, and manages Infrastructure Maintenance & Construction Services (IMCS) Department projects or design, maintenance and construction projects that support Amtrak operations.  Develops, implements, and coordinates project policy to ensure that projects and associated work are conducted efficiently and economically.  Responsible for project construction and coordination of force account labor with outside contractors and internal departments.  Responsible for scope, schedule and budget for assigned projects.  Provides Engineering Support for the Southwest Division. Coordinates and implements Contractor Safety Training for contract employees performing design, construction & maintenance of infrastructure for IMCS – Western Region.




  • Directs the planning, initiation, start-up, construction, maintenance and inspection and closeout of work utilizing project management, technical supervision, planning and organizing and scheduling, as well as experience in budget development and control, estimating and financial control system.
  • Provides site-specific technical expertise to ensure that all work performed meets Amtrak and industry guidelines.  Coordinates the efficient use of labor, material, equipment, track usage and other resources.
  • Resolves special Engineering issues, safety issues, work procedures, policies and resource requirements as required across multiple departments.
  • Represents the IMCS Department during meetings/negotiations with other Amtrak departments, other railroads, commuter agencies, contractors and other agencies.
  • Maintains and monitors all correspondence logs including general correspondence with the contractors, designers, internal Amtrak personnel, regulatory agencies and private interest groups.




  •  Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 6 years in engineering/construction management or related field.
  • Some experience and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods.
  • Demonstrated skill using PC-based work processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analysis and presentations.
  • Proven ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Some experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management and Project Management
  • Some experience with construction management, including force account.
  • Some experience with the finance system, invoice processing, 2306 processing, non-cash cost invoicing, draft invoice process with customers etc.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with internal and external customers, employees, and contractors everyday by telephone, e-mail, and in person.
  • Some experience in being highly accurate in performing their job. This is very important because they maintain the schedule, scope and budget for projects. Errors may have serious financial and safety consequences. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree plus minimum of 10-12 years in engineering/construction management or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts management
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment.
  • Some experience in using Amtrak business systems such as AOD, PowerApps, WebWee in capturing data related to the operations, plans and budgets of an organization.
  • CAPM and/or PMP certification
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of FRA regulations, GCOR, AMT23, AMT27, RWP, MW 1000.  Prior satisfactory job performance is required.  Position is on call 24/7.



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:112341
Posting Location(s):California
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.

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