Senior Field Engineer - 90299155 - Washington

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Summary of Position:

In this position, you will provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to the Track Assistant Division Engineer in the Washington DC Sub-Division for the efficient and cost-effective management of construction, maintenance, and inspection of Track infrastructure. You will be working in the office and in the field in all types of weather conditions to support a 24/7 operation.


Essential Functions:

  • Observe field activities to ensure conformance with safety protocols.  Correct activities that do not conform and advise supervision when necessary.  Report observations to the ADE and assist in driving improvement in the overall safety culture. Implements safety work plans for the prevention & elimination of personal injuries and hazardous conditions on Amtrak property and the right-of-way.


  • Ensure all regulatory and required inspections are performed on-time and at a high level through observations in the field.  Correct poor performance in this area and advise supervision when necessary.  


  • Monitor the condition of Track assets throughout the sub-division to ensure all aspects of the infrastructure meet or exceed all current Amtrak standards and comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.  Advise ADE where capital renewal programs should be planned prioritizing locations for “state of good repair” projects and programs.


  • Requests and monitors the status of procurement for all material and services, and ensures the proper delivery, storage, and installation of materials as well as the performance of any contracted services.  Ensure adequate stock of material is available for running repairs.  Plan installations and coordinates work activities with other crafts and transportation. 


  • Communicates with system office and provides technical support in the field for all inspection, maintenance, and construction activities.  Available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and interruptions to the operations. Support planned work on weekends and nights in the field.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of training, education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Qualified or possess sufficient experience to be qualified in: all pertinent regulations and standards such as: MW-1000, NORAC, RWP, AMT-2, applicable FRA Rules & Regulations.
  • 6 years relevant experience required.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of employees and both external and internal customers. 
  • Must be skilled and experienced with MS Office, creating spreadsheets, presentations, memorandums, and utilizing other applications to perform job functions.
  • Demonstrated experience in all facets of Track inspection, maintenance, and construction including but not limited railroad production work, railroad operations, procedures, construction, and maintenance methods, as well as working knowledge of other crafts involved.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience in railroad operations, operating rules, and divisional operating processes and procedures
  • Possess knowledge of and ability to apply Federal Railroad Regulations including Roadway Worker Protection and those pertaining to Track Safety Standards. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to acquire.
  • Held craft positions(s) performing Track inspection, maintenance, and construction.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Five years of experience in railroad operations within an Engineering Department.

Requisition ID:70681
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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.

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