Sr/Engineer - 90222568 - Chicago

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Chicago, Connecticut, US, 60661

Company: Amtrak

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The Senior Construction Engineer reports to the Senior Manager Capital Construction for the Central and Southeast Regions.

The Senior Construction Engineer works in a multifaceted design and construction management environment and will assist the capital construction managers with review and comment on projects in the design and constructability review phase along with assisting in the management of projects in the procurement and construction phases of Amtrak’s capital improvement programs support in the management of Amtrak’s roles as it applies to outside 3rd Party projects may also be required.


  • Performs design and constructability reviews on projects during their design phase.
  • Participates and may initiate the exploration and early scope development of future design and construction projects.
  • May manage multiple small to medium size construction projects concurrently at the Division geographical level.
  • Represents a division or sub-department as required, for third-party design and construction projects.
  • Provides project coordination and timely notices to all stakeholders affected by projects.
  • Provides a quality control/quality assurance review of in-house and third-party construction projects on Amtrak owned or operated property and makes recommendations for improvements in the quality control/quality assurance functions.
  • Works with Amtrak design staff to effect changes in standards and contract documents and recommends modifications to standards and contract documents as required.
  • Provide reporting, oversight, and technical support to 3rd party construction management firms hired to act as Amtrak’s agent for projects funded and performed by Amtrak, private individuals, outside companies or outside agencies on, over, or adjacent to Amtrak property.
  • Work within Amtrak project control’s structure and with Amtrak document control specialists to maintain all project related documentation.
  • Responsible for day-to-day control and construction management of projects and coordinates proposed work with all stakeholders which include, but are not limited to other Amtrak departments, outside agencies, municipalities and other railroads as required.
  • Ensures that construction work is progressed in accordance with standard plans, specifications, and established Amtrak and FRA requirements.
  • Performs construction inspections necessary to protect the integrity and safety of railroad operations and determines necessary remedial actions that may need to be taken on Amtrak performed, outside contractor projects, or projects performed on behalf of outside parties, to correct deficiencies.
  • Updates project resource schedules, tracks and reports on overall project performance.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and approves or denies potential change orders or potential claims received from the contractors in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract to determine whether extra work or delay issues are justified.
  • Responsible for reviewing draft invoices to ensure accurate and complete invoicing to Amtrak and the Project Delivery department’s customers.
  • Resolves customer-billing exceptions as needed.
  • Performs and coordinates project closeout functions



  • Extensive construction experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with contractors.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple team members
  • Ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative
  • Demonstrated experience in Planning/Scheduling, administration and contracts management.
  • Demonstrated experience in Construction Management.
  • Prior satisfactory job performance is required
  • Demonstrated skill using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.
  • Demonstrated years of experience


  • Demonstrated railroad experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods
  • Knowledge of NORAC, MW1000, AMTII and RWP requirements
  • Knowledge of FRA regulations
  • Extensive experience in Construction Management
  • Extensive experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management
  • Extensive experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment
  • CCM Certification is a plus, or ability to obtain in two years



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:110024
Posting Location(s):Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Illinois; Michigan; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Washington
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