Sr/Electrical Engineer (Signal Design) – 90353886 – Jackson

  • Amtrak
  • US - MI - Jackson
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Amtrak

Location: Jackson, MI, US - 49203

Job Duration: 2024-05-16 to 2024-06-15


Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtrak’s sole and absolute discretion.





This position is responsible to provide engineering for projects and studies required to repair, rehabilitate or construct communications and train control facilities and systems. This position is responsible to generate and review hardware and software design and commissioning plans for train control systems, develop train control design standard procedures and practices, create and review contract documents, and participate in design, construction and commissioning planning and review meetings.  This position is responsible to maintain configuration control of train control assets, hardware and software designs.  This position provides technical expertise to other departments and makes engineering decisions for the C&S Department and their staff upon request.



• Develop solutions to individual train control design problems. 
• Maintains documentation of all comments regarding of design plans, both internal and external.
• Assist field personnel in handling problems encountered during train control cutovers and is responsible to make revisions to design plans to reflect as-in-service changes or modifications.
• Assists field personnel in performing quality control pre-testing on train control systems.
• Attends cut-overs and assists in the development of these procedures.
• Prepares aspect charts to show the signal orientation.
• Ensures train control design files, databases, software, etc. are current and properly maintained.




• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and related experience in lieu of a degree

• 3-9 years relevant experience preferred
• Demonstrate experience in train control 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
• Knowledge of C&S equipment (microprocessors, relay, batteries, etc.)
• Knowledge of mathematics and Boolean algebra as it applies to train control processor or relay logic.
• Knowledge of FRA standards, rules, and regulations
• Knowledge of software system design concepts and processes
• Ability to communicate with field personnel to ensure accuracy of signal system designs on file
• Ability to shift priorities at short notice, organize and plan work
• Ability to coach and mentor others
• Extensive experience in writing and checking railroad train control software programs
• Extensive field knowledge of train control construction and maintenance practices
• Experience using Bentley Microstation Applications
• Qualified on NORAC, AMT-2 and RWP



•    Combination of office and field work. Must be able to work in the field under all weather conditions.
Travel: (25%)



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $86,500-$134,460, Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.



Requisition ID:161559
Posting Location(s):Michigan
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak’s pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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.