Sr/Engineer-Data Science & Analytics - 90261266 - Philadelphia

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Job Description

The Engineer Data Science & Analytics is responsible for data storage, processing, and analysis to provide information for the development of data-driven scopes of work for maintenance activities. This role will be responsible for collaborating with colleagues in the Research, Analytics & Test Group and other key stakeholders to develop new tools for the visualization and analysis of infrastructure condition data.


  • Develop and implement graphical display and analytical software used by the Engineering Department for condition monitoring, work planning, and degradation analysis.
  • Collaborate with Senior Engineer Data Management & Analytics to expand database and analysis capabilities of AssetWise software.
  • Collaborate with Manager Engineering Track Geometry Improvements to analyze curve data and develop recommendations for curve modifications.
  • Collaborate with Research & Development Group to research and assess new software tools for data analysis.
  • Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule and budget.
  • May be called upon to assist in inspections utilizing track geometry and catenary measurement cars.
  • May be called upon to assist in field inspections.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Transportation/Mechanical/Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience and training in position of similar capacity.
  • 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 effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must become qualified in Roadway Worker Protection, AMT-2, NORAC/GCOR operating rules, and MW100 and maintain these qualifications.
  • Ability to learn and understand the use of software such as Matlab, Python, Bentley AssetWise, GeoDrive, PowerBI, Survey123, ArcGIS, ESRI, and Bentley Microstation.

MIMINUM KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Understands how to collaborate with various work groups


  • 3-6 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Matlab and/or Python coding languages
  • Experience with railroad construction, design, and maintenance
  • Experience with railroad operations


  • Up to 10% travel


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The salary/hourly range is $86,500 - $111,996 for the Engineer position and $103,700 - $134,460 for the Sr Engineer position. 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:160551

Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania

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.

Company Info.


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak is a passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance inter-city rail service in 46 of the 48 contiguous United States and to nine cities in Canada. Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.

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