Sr Engineer Track Maintenance & Compliance- 90292168 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Plan and direct the implementation of Amtrak’s Track Roadway Maintenance Services including tree cutting, vegetation management, rail friction modification, and rail flaw detection.  Provide technical support to division and production forces system wide and work closely with them to coordinate Roadway Maintenance. Provide support to track welders, weld inspectors and welding school.


• Management of roadway maintenance contracts (tree cutting, weed spraying, rail friction modifiers and rail flaw detection).  
• Ensure compliance with FRA Track Safety Standards.
• Provide technical support to division and production forces.
• Perform site visits and safety audits in the field.


• Bachelor’s Degree required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree- (i.e. experience in railroad track mainteance and compliance)

• 6 years of relevant experience required.

• Management of roadway maintenance contracts (tree cutting, weed spraying, rail friction modifiers and rail flaw detection).  
• Railroad work experience in the areas of track inspection, maintenance and construction.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of Amtrak standards (MW1000, Engineering Practices, NORAC, AMT-1, AMT-2) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Track Safety Standards and OSHA.
• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and capable of working independently.
• Demonstrated ability to interface with outside railroad or government regulatory agencies.


• BS in Engineering or related field.

• 8+ years relevant experience preferred.

• Experience with Track Safety Standards 49 CFR Part 213
• Experience in track welding (Boutet, Thermite, Electric Arc, Flashbutt, etc)
• M/W Track experience
• Experience with Maximo or similar track inspection program


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:58908
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 75% 

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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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical