Sr Field Engineer - 90288068 - New York

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: New York, New York, US, 10001

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.

 

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. 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.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Assist the Manager Engineering Production 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 in both the office and the field in all types of weather conditions to support a 24/7 operation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan all construction phases for the installation of new bridges and other structures. 
  • Coordinate and schedule all work activities for major track outages in conjunction with various departments including communication & signals, electric traction, track, and transportation, 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 as well as the performance of any contracted services. 
  • Communicate with the system structures office and provide technical support in the field for all maintenance and construction activities. Remain available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and interruptions to the operations. Support planned work on weekends and nights in the field. 
  • Comply with FRA, local, and national codes for construction and maintenance of bridges and other structures. 
  • Distribute all B&B related information letters to required personnel.  
  • Schedule technical training, safety training, safety compliance training, and physical exams for all direct reports. 
  • Observe field activities to ensure conformance with safety protocols and correct activities that do not conform when necessary. Report observations to the Manager Engineering Production and assist in driving improvement in the overall safety culture. Implement safety work plans for the prevention and elimination of personal injuries and hazardous conditions on Amtrak property and the right-of-way.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering with a minimum of 6 years’ experience. 
  • In lieu of education a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed. 
  • Qualified or possess sufficient experience to be qualified in: BMWE and ARASA labor agreements, FRA Regulations, RWP, NORAC, AMT2. 

 

MINIMUM KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and ability to interface with all levels of employees including both external and internal customers.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience in railroad operations, operating rules, and divisional operating processes and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management including scheduling, budgeting, estimating, and coordinating efforts with other technical disciplines.  
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with MS Office, creating spreadsheets, presentations, memorandums, and utilizing other applications to perform job functions.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering with a minimum of 8 years’ experience. 
  • In lieu of education, a minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed. 
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to acquire. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Position is responsible for 24/7 operation. 
  • Available to work at various times to support railroad operations including nights and weekends. 
  • Combination of office and field environment working in all weather conditions. 
  • Travel:  50% 
  • COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

 

The salary/hourly range is $93,080 - $120,630 for the Field Engineer position and $108,000 - $139,960 for the Sr Field Engineer position. 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:158705
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
 

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 start or local statue, 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.