Sr Engineer - 90298637 - New York

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

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.

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  • The Safe operation of all Engineering Department Systems and workforce on duty during the evening shift (2P-10P).
  • Monitoring the evening operations from Penn Station Central Control (PSCC) directly interacting with Transportation on Duty Management whenever required due to Engineering Systems related issues.
  • Responds to the field without delay when engineering systems/personnel issues arise requiring a management presence.
  • Safety oversights responsibilities including performing audits on Engineering personnel working during the shift.  
  • Significantly improve the safety and on time performance of the operation



  • Safety of operation
  • Monitor the PM peak operation from PSCC and immediately coordinate with on duty Transportations management and field forces to ensure all Engineering related issues are addressed in the safest and most expeditious manner.
  • Interact with Engineering evening workforce to ensure adherence to Engineering Safety and Maintenance protocols.
  • Coordinate repairs that arise during the shift that must be corrected during the upcoming night outages through the interaction with Discipline responsible management.
  • Engineering management shift representative.
  • Expectation is that the positions time will be spilt between PSCC and the field during non-peak periods of shift



  • Highly knowledgeable of Railroad Safety, Operations and Maintenance Practices with at least 6 years of work experience in the environment. 
  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of training, education, and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated management experience working within the Engineering Department in one or more of its respective disciplines (Track, ET, Signals, B&B).
  • Previous Supervisory or Management experience



  • Engineering degree and demonstrated C&S work experience.
  • Experience with automatic signal locations, cut sections, electric lock locations, and relays to ensure compliance with Federal and Amtrak’s standards governing railroad signal systems.
  • Demonstrated Finance and/or Railroad experience, preferably in the Engineering Department.
  • Experience in Project Management, including estimating, scheduling, etc.
  • Management or field experience in multiple disciplines (Signals, Track, ET, B&B)
  • Qualified MW1000 AMT 23/27 NORAC
  • Effective communications and administration skills.
  • Experience with conducting interviews, supervisory skills, advanced management and leadership, interpersonal communications, handling employee injuries conducting investigations



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills


Requisition ID:69081
Posting Location(s):New York; Connecticut; New Jersey; 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