Sr Electrical Engineer - 90371457 - Rhode Island/Connecticut

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: New London, CT, US, 06320

Company: Amtrak

**This role will work in the CT and RI areas.**


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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.




The Sr Engineering Signal Standards is responsible for establishment and documentation of standard equipment and circuits for train control infrastructure.  The position will engage with front line employees, railroad suppliers and Amtrak procurement to ensure standards are maintained to allow for proper installation, maintenance and procurement of standard train control equipment.  



• Generation of Signal Standards material and implement into procurement portal.
• Serve as a member of the Engineering Department’s Systems Stakeholder/Steering Committees responsible to define the department’s management information and decision support system goals and objectives.
• Support division and production C&S forces in addressing technical issues related to Amtrak’s train control system infrastructure.
• Must be capable of reviewing drawings and railroad signal standards
• Supports the testing and evaluation of new products and equipment to be used in the signal system to ensure that they meet the operational, safety and reliability requirements. 
• Assist in the development of the C&S department’s Signal Standards in electronic format/CADD format
• Maintain industry contacts and membership in industry associations to determine industry best practices and their application at Amtrak. 




• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with six years relevant experience or ten years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Knowledge of work rules and safety standards including Amtrak’s AMT-23 and 27, FRA Rules and Regulations Governing Railroad Signal and Train Control Systems, Roadway Worker Protection, and NORAC/General Code Operating Rules.  If individual has not qualified under these, then he/she must have the ability to do so within one year.
• Demonstrated experience in experience with generation or use of Signal Standards 
• Working knowledge of railroad signal circuitry as applied in signal systems.
• Knowledge of C&S equipment (microprocessors, relay, batteries, etc.)
• Knowledge of Amtrak’s interlocking layouts and physical characteristics.
• Knowledge of FRA standards, rules, and regulations.
• Knowledge or experience in signal construction and/or instrument house fabrication 
• Prior satisfactory job performance is required.
• Must be able to represent Amtrak at industry (AREMA, FRA, TTCI, APTA) meetings and committees
• Ability to understand design trade-offs and budgetary implications.
• Skills in advanced leadership and management; effective writing and presentations; conducting meetings and interviews; interpersonal communications; time management; conflict resolution and conducting formal investigations.
• Skill in project management
• Ability to communicate with agreement personnel to ensure accuracy fabricated signal facilities and equipment to approved design.
• Ability to shift priorities at short notice
• Ability to organize and plan work
• Ability to coach and mentor others
• Analyze situations and problems
• Knowledge of Federal regulations and directives
• Ability to function in a stressful environment



• Master’s degree in electrical engineering with eight years relevant experience or twelve years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Extensive knowledge of Signal material and operations
• Extensive field knowledge of signal construction and maintenance practices.
• Qualified on NORAC, AMT-2 and RWP



•  Office and field work environment.
•  Travel 25%


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $103,700-$134,460, 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:160760
Posting Location(s):Connecticut; Rhode Island
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.