Sr Electrical Engineer, Communications & Signals

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Philadelphia

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?


The primary goals of our Sr Electrical Engineers, Communications & Signals is to provide a safe and reliable railroad transportation signal system and/or Positive Train Control Systems.


Employees are responsible for and provide engineering for the complex projects and studies required to repair, rehabilitate, or construct Amtrak Communication & Signal facilities and systems. Individuals may be responsible for the design of circuits and software for railroad signal systems (switch machine control circuits, home networks, energy loops, relay racks) for interlockings, highway crossings, automatic signal locations, cut sections, and electric lock locations to ensure compliance with Federal and Amtrak’s standards and policies using Microstation. Individuals may also focus on the development of standard procedures to be used in PTC design and maintenance, and participate in the development of contract documents used in the design and maintenance of PTC.



• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with six years relevant experience or ten years equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Demonstrated experience in signal design, technical supervision, technical design, design software, project management, railroad maintenance, and construction methods and planning / scheduling.
• Strong working knowledge of railroad signal circuit plan symbols, nomenclature, and circuit logic.

• Working knowledge of railroad circuit design as applied in signal systems and Knowledge of PTC design concepts and processes.
• Working knowledge of circuit and signal design practices design concepts and processes. of predecessor railroads.


• Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with eight years relevant experience or twelve years equivalent combination of education, training and experience



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:74424
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical