Summer 2024- Capital Delivery Co-Op - 90359336 - New York

Date: Dec 2, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

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.


Have a passion for leveraging project management skills to drive the successful delivery of projects? As a Co-op at Amtrak, you will learn the foundational principles of project management and make tangible impacts on complex major bridge projects in a real-world rail industry environment. You will work under the close supervision of a project/program manager and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders: from department leaders to project/program managers, planning and business analysts, and functional leads. Individuals in this role will collaborate with stakeholders and project partners, build consensus, identify, manage, and control change, as well as support the development and procurement of contract documents, fit-for-purpose construction documents, and audit work for quality assurance.



  • Performs technical reviews of design submittals (plans, calculation, specs) to ensure compliance with design intent and project requirements
  • Review safety site-specific work plans to ensure safe operations for the project construction and field activities
  • Analyze change orders, cost estimates, and invoices; prepare backup justification for submission to Procurement or for negotiations with contractor and/or design consultants
  • Perform safety audits and field oversight of contractors and other project construction-related activities
  • Support the project team with project status reporting, documentation, controls, and other processes to ensure compliance with audit requirements, department procedures, and enterprise standards
  • Create and maintain required documentation including project organization charts, distribution lists, project logs, project schedules, requirements documents, project budgets, and status reports
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders (including customer service, operations, planning, real estate, engineering, transportation, local and state agencies, FRA, and other partners as required) to determine project needs and priorities.
  • Review contractor and vendor invoices for approval. Processes same ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Coordinate project logistics, including calendars, major events, meetings, and applicable presentations/agendas
  • Work with construction managers, project directors, and other project controllers' teams to assist in developing an integrated master schedule for a project using standard tools.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or active Post undergraduate student currently enrolled
  • Must be able to work 32 hours minimum/40 hours max as a Co-Op



  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships/co-op, school jobs)
  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Drivers License in good standing preferred
  • Excel/ CAD, Microsoft Office Suits, Auto CAD


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


The hourly range is $19.50 per hour – $22.10 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year, program of study, etc.  In addition, paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.


Please be advised that the Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.

Requisition ID:158879
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 

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.