Engineering Project Delivery Intern - Summer 2021- 90282523 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES

The internship for project delivery is an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge of practices in construction and project management supporting Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and engineering team.  The intern will work collaboratively with Amtrak staff in the fields of engineering specifically project delivery and gain knowledge of the operation including but not limited to production and division maintenance.  The intern will have an opportunity to learn broadly about Amtrak's business practices while being charged with focused support to project reporting, field information gathering, administrative support, and engineering technical support with guidance and support from Amtrak senior staff.  

 

As part of the responsibilities to support Amtrak’s annual operating plan investments and support capital maintenance needs, the internship will focus on gaining railroad engineering knowledge to support project and construction management on America’s busiest passenger rail corridor as well as learn overall railroad knowledge within operations.   

 

The intern will make new contacts in the transportation industry and acquire skills and knowledge in initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close out procedures.  The intern will also coordinate in-house construction efforts within Amtrak-owned and/or maintained right-of-way, including track, bridges, buildings, signals and communications and electric traction facilities. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains a teamwork environment within all peers as well as the engineering department’s internal customers.
  • Analyze challenges, problems, and process breakdowns to ensure that lessons learned are used to improve project management, construction management, and project delivery practices.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.  
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.  
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Willingness to learn and be in the field with an enthusiastic attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal work hours including nights and weekends.
  • Interest or experience using business intelligence tools (such as Power BI, Tableau, or similar) to visualize and analyze data. 
  • Interest in financial analysis for project management.
  • Interest in the railraod industry.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:48401
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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.

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All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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