Third Party Projects Intern - 90282518 - Summer 2021 -Philadelphia

Date: Nov 20, 2020

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.

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The purpose of this position is to attract new engineers and to promote careers in railway engineering by providing an entry point for engineers in training. Accepted candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their engineering skills and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of railway engineering. This position will support the Engineering I&C Projects Team by performing tasks as directed by the Senior Manager Engineering.



  • Assist in providing technical, logistical, analytical and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule and budget.
  • Assist in performing and coordinating engineering design reviews and other analyses of third party projects to ensure that such projects comport with Engineering Standards and Practices and do not impact the safety of Amtrak operations, infrastructure and property. 
  • Assist in communicating Amtrak design review comments relative to third party projects.
  • Assist in maintaining a database of projects and analyzing data to support requests for project information. 
  • Receive instruction on the various Engineering safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.



  • Prior work experience in design, maintenance or construction.
  • Previous construction or railroad industry experience.
  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with team members, supervisors and managers.
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of CADD software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, self-starter and motivated individual.



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:48303
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.

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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