Capital Construction Mgr - 90356584 - New York

Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

Company: Amtrak

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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.


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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.


The East River Tunnel is a critical link in the Northeast Corridor. This essential infrastructure is necessary for reliable operation of Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and future Metro North service. The tunnels are over 100 years old and were inundated by salt water during Superstorm Sandy and as a result are in need of rehabilitation to ensure that reliable service can be maintained. The $1.6B ERT Rehabilitation Project will be a complete tear down and rebuild of the rail, power, communications and signal, bench wall and mechanical fire/life/safety systems. The Capital Construction Department is responsible to execute this rehabilitation project as well as support all other ancillary construction projects and associated Amtrak force account support as well as coordinate with multiple construction projects in the region being implemented by other agencies.Under the direction of the Senior Manager Capital Construction, Penn Station New York, the successful candidate will execute all aspects of construction project management for design and construction projects.  The incumbent will also interface with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.The Manager Capital Construction provides project leadership and guidance for achieving best practices in construction management and project delivery methods. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Senior Manager to provide support in delivering projects that provide improved system safety and security, state of good repair, facility upgrades and enhancements, third party project support and system expansions. In addition, the incumbent coordinates the in-house construction efforts of the program within Amtrak-owned and/or maintained facilities and right-of-way.




  • Lead project management team and dictate required resources.  Has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination Integration, execution and tracking of individual Projects.
  • Responsible for project management functions including design, review resource planning, provide information for scheduling and integration, implementation, cost control, reports and closeout with respect to  design and construction of all  projects, as directed by the Senior Project Manager.
  • Responsible for monitoring third party contractor progress in fulling technical requirements and serving as point of contact for contractor field operations. Manage Construction Management consultant. 
  • Responsible for the development, planning, budgeting, coordination and scheduling of resources required to accomplish construction of the ERT Construction Program
  • Ensures effective utilization of Amtrak Program Management staff and force account labor
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal/external customers to accomplish objectives and provide effective communication
  • Assist with the planning of ERT projects to ensure the efficient use of resources and adherence to Amtrak’s business plan
  • Assist with development of scope, schedules, estimates and cost-control measures for both short and long-term resource planning relating to the ERT Construction Program
  • Manages the oversight of project budgets
  • Thorough understanding of SSSWP Requirements and SSSWP approval process to ensure timely approval to maintain construction contractor and project schedule 




  • Prior satisfactory job performance required
  • Must have extensive railroad industry experience or relevant experience (e.g./ construction and field production methods, operations and procedures) sufficient to plan and direct activities
  • Demonstrated project management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated planning, scheduling, budget, and finance/cost control experience
  • Knowledge of FRA regulations, OSHA requirements, and other federal, state, and local regulations and standards sufficient to ensure compliance
  • Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software (e.g., Word, Excel) sufficient to prepare correspondence and manage budget
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure and multiple priorities
  • 7 years relevant experience required.




  • Bachelor’s Degree required OR equivalent combination of training, education, and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Extensive construction project management and supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Amtrak policies, NORAC operating rules, RWP, AMT2, and MW1000 sufficient to ensure compliance
  • Knowledge of applicable labor agreements sufficient to ensure compliance
  • Strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Extensive experience in railroad maintenance and construction


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $110,830 - $143,640. 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:159787
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
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.