SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to promote careers in railway operations and real estate. This position will be in the Commercial Planning and Development (CP&D) Department. Responsible for reviewing and coordinating the internal review of third-party requests to occupy Amtrak property with Engineering and other stakeholders. 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 the railroad working environment. This position will support the CP&D business lines of pipe and wire by performing tasks as directed.
Assist in performing and coordinating engineering design reviews and other analyses of third-party projects to ensure that such projects comply with Engineering Standards and Practices and do not impact the safety of Amtrak operations, infrastructure and property
Assist in communicating Amtrak review comments relative to third party projects
Assist in maintaining the Document Control System and a database of projects and analyzing data to support requests for project information
Liaise with business support units such as finance, engineering, or law department
Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Industrial Engineering or other 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
Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Previous construction, railroad industry, real estate, or site development experience
Strong computer skills – particularly in MS Office including document formatting, chart and graph creation and spreadsheet / budget creation
Strong cross-cultural, communication, time-management, and organizational skills
Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability
Knowledge of Adobe Pro is a plus; ability to edit PDFs.
MS Access knowledge is preferred. Profiency in Excel necessary.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the rail backbone of the Northeast region and the busiest passenger rail corridor in the United Sates. It connects eight states and the District of Columbia and each day serves 800,000 riders and 2,000 commuter, intercity, and freight trains.