Sr Engineer - 90298382 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 12, 2022

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?

Senior Engineer – Track Standards performs special trackwork design. They develop plans, sketches and specifications for the procurement of high-speed, passenger railroad turnouts and crossovers.  They review vendor shop drawings for compliance with the designs. They provide leadership and mentoring to the less experienced track engineers


•    Designs special trackwork for track renewal and new track construction.
•    Using CAD drafting software, develop special trackwork construction drawings.
•    Capable of prioritizing work, juggling multiple projects, working independently and delivering designs on time
•    Conducts field inspections to investigate situations before making engineering recommendations.
•    Maintains standard plans and leads the development of new standards


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering and at least 5 years relevant, progressive work experience, or
•    10 years of relevant, progressive work experience in special trackwork design and construction.
•    Professional Engineer’s license in one of the States along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.


•    Industry leadership or participation in AREMA, TTCI, or other technical society.
•    Experience with railroad operations.
•    Background in manufacturing, material science or metallurgy

•    Qualified in AMTRAK RWP and AMT II.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:68181
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; Delaware
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

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.

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.



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