Asst Division Engineer - 90298975 - North Brunswick

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: North Brunswick, NJ, US, 08902

Company: Amtrak

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Provide C&S technical, logistical, and administrative support to the Division for the efficient and cost-effective management of C&S maintenance projects.



  • Has the overall responsibility for all communications and signals-related maintenance and capital improvement activities on the New York Division. Assists the Deputy Division Engineer in the preparation of plans for C&S improvements ensuring all projects are initiated using the department’s guidelines and that maintenance and construction programs support the existing schedule and maintain a safe and dependable environment for all train operations.
  • Must be intricately involved in the development of work activities, funding, spend plan, and project schedules.
  • Coordinate maintenance and construction projects with other departments, control force levels on the division by advertising/abolishing craft positions
  • Ensures regular inspections are made and the summary maintenance reports are provided to appropriate Amtrak management and the FRA.
  • Ensures all aspects of the physical plant meet or exceed current FRA standards.
  • Monitors the procurement status of all materials and ensures proper installation of materials.
  • Provides input to safety plans and emergency response plans for the Division.
  • Implements safety plan for the prevention and elimination of personal injuries and hazardous conditions on the right-of-way.


  • 7 years of relevant work experience.
  • BS degree in engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of training, education, and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • AMT 23 & AMT 27, AMT-2, NORAC, RWP qualified.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of C&S construction, maintenance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of track usage process.
  • Working knowledge of Bridges & Buildings, Communication &Signal, Track, and Electric Traction Departments.


  • 9 years of relevant experience 
  • Sr. Management, project management, inventory management, tech. supervision, effective communication, administration. Planning/scheduling, budget/finance, field production methods, C&S maintenance and construction methods, C&S operations and procedures, spreadsheets.
  • Effective writing, effective presentations, conducting meetings, conducting interviews, supervisory skills, advanced management and leadership, interpersonal communications, handling employee injuries, conducting investigations, PPE.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of employees both internal and external customers.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID:69141
Posting Location(s):New Jersey; Connecticut; New York; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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