Electrical Engineer - 90249379 - Philadelphia

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Electrical Engineer Train Control Maintenance & Compliance will support operations and modifications to Amtrak’s train control systems. This individual will be responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting of opeations train control systems, audit of system compliances, implementation support, and testing and commissioning.  Additionally he/she will be responsible for training Amtrak force account, maintenance, system monitoring, asset database maintenance and system troubleshooting and interaction with division management.


•    Maintenance and troubleshooting of the train control system.
•    Provides train control technical assistance to Amtrak forces including troubleshooting and repair oversight. 
•    Monitors performance of operational train control systems.
•    Recommends design modifications and standards based on investigation of operating system performance.
•    Develops and maintains standard specification, drawings, tests and procedures to ensure safe, reliable and compliant operation of all train control equipment and configurations.
•    Responsible for coordinating activities in the field and for identifying and resolving discrepancies between field conditions and Amtrak standards.  
•    Inspects, evaluates and accepts signal and communications and related equipment for use with Amtrak's train control system.
•    Participates in the development of interoperability standards and procedures with tenant freight and passenger railroads.
•    Supervises vendor compliance to Amtrak standards of quality and workmanship.
•    Provide train control technical training and support to Force Account personnel.

•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with three years relevant experience or seven years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•    Must have experience working in the design, commissioning and/or maintenance of train control systems.
•    Ability to coordinate projects between many different disciplines.
•    Must have familiarity with communications and train control standard industry practices.    
•    Must be familiar with control and monitoring systems.
•    Demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple teams. 
•    Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.
•    Ability to shift priorities at short notice.
•    Ability to organize and plan work.
•    Ability to coach and mentor others.
•    Analyze situations and problems.
•    Knowledge of Federal regulations and directives.
•    Ability to function in a stressful environment.

•    Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with five years relevant experience or nine years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•    Thorough knowledge of Railroad Safety Rules, RWP and NORAC qualifications.
•    Familiar with FRA regulations related to communications and train control.
•    Extensive experience working in the design, commissioning or maintenance of train control systems.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.

Requisition ID:51948
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

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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