Spring 2022- Structural Engineering Intern - 90282524 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 12, 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?

This position will support the Engineering Structures Team by performing tasks as directed by department design professionals. The position will have the opportunity to review/perform structural calculations, observe field construction/inspection activities, review proposed work adjacent/over/under the railroad and assist in drawing development for structures projects. 



  • Perform minor design calculations and drafting (AutoCAD) under the direction of engineers. 
  • Perform calculations for review and approval by a professional engineer. 
  • Edit, revise and publish written construction specifications and engineering practices. 
  • Revise and publish scopes of work. 
  • Assist with correspondence, document tracking and Request for Information (RFI) response. 
  • Review and mark-up engineering drawings and collate associated comments. 
  • Manage department master specifications / engineering practices / standard plans online library 
  • Search, file and review drawings and documents in the department document library/archives, learning to review both historic and modern drawings for applicability to the project or issue at hand. 
  • Assist in document reproduction and/or mark-ups and collating. 
  • Perform basic Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development and engineering cost estimates utilizing new or established templates and industry/contractor outreach. 




  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.  
  • Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering (Structures or Construction Management Emphasis) or related 
  • Must have at least 1 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.  
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher 




  • Ability to build relationships and to communicate effectively with team members, supervisors, managers, field personnel and clerical staff. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • An independent and self-motivated individual who seeks answers and information proactively. 
  • AutoCAD design and drafting experience. 
  • Ability to successfully manage and prioritize multiple tasks. 
  • Interest in railroad transportation industry and/or heavy civil engineering and construction. 
  • Strong PC skills, especially Microsoft Office applications 
  • Ability and willingness to go on short (single workday) trips to observe field conditions, perform site material reviews, assist in inspections / documentation, etc. 
  • Available to work generally full-time 40 hrs/week (7/8am – 4/5pm) during the internship 



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:72008
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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