Your success is a train ride away. 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. Are you ready to join our team?
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: This position belongs to the Office of the Deputy Chief Engineer – Structures and reports to the Senior Director of Engineering for the Gateway Program. This position supports the Gateway Program with project management and engineering functions related to the funding, financing, design, procurement and construction of Gateway Projects. The ideal candidate shall have the ability to multi-task and undertake with limited supervision, a variety of managerial and technical tasks. The position shall interact with other disciplines and stakeholders to plan, schedule and budget Gateway Projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Project Management of Engineering Contracts; Supervision of in-house staff; Coordination with Federal, State and Local government agencies, project stakeholders and other Amtrak Departments; and related activities • Prepare various project documents, such as Project Management Plans; Scope of Work; Schedules, Cost Estimates, Budgets and Spend Plans; Engineering Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices; Requests for Proposals (RFP) for A/E contracts; and other relevant documents • Perform detailed technical review of concepts, designs and details for the repair, rehabilitation or construction of hard rock and soft ground railroad tunnels and other railroad infrastructure projects performed by either in-house staff or design consultants. Provide a consistent high level of technical assistance to facilitate critical engineering decisions. • Inspect Existing Railroad Facilities and recommend the repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of facilities to ensure safe railroad operations • Initiates, directs, and implements comprehensive Safety Program for all employees to ensure compliance with applicable Amtrak, FRA, and OSHA safety policies and procedures
Demonstrated experience in the inspection, design and construction of conventional and mechanized tunnels in hard rock and soft ground • Superior analytical, planning, and organizational skills • Superior ability to multi-task and prioritize engineering assignments and projects • Project management experience with multi-discipline projects and ability to collaborate with state federal and local agencies, outside engineering firms and engineering groups within the railroad organization • Understanding of NEPA requirements and experience in the permitting of projects • Significant knowledge and understanding of AREMA Recommended Practice as well as other applicable industry codes and standards (AISC, ACI, PCI, IBC, ASCE, etc.) • Significant proficiency in Microsoft Office Software
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: • Project management experience in multi-disciplined railroad infrastructure projects and collaboration with federal, state and local agencies, outside engineering firms and other project stakeholders • Experience in preparing contract documents for underground construction contracts • Experience in various underground construction methods and techniques • Extensive knowledge and understanding of passenger rail operations and experience in the design and constructability aspects of projects in an active railroad environment • NEPA and permitting experience • Design management experience for major projects > $100 million
MINIMUM EDUCATION: • Bachelors in Civil Engineering • Professional Engineering License – in NY or NJ
PREFERRED EDUCATION: • Masters in Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical or Tunnel Engineering • Project, Program or Construction Management Certification
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Posting Location(s):New York or Philadelphia
Education Requirements:Bachelor's Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%
Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus years of experience
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 an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Your success is a train ride away.
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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