Sr Mgr Station Design - 90342385 - New York

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: New York, New York, US, 10001

Company: Amtrak

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Sr Mgr Station Design will function as the design executive and subject matter expert for Amtrak’s New York Penn portfolio and will focus on one of three areas: Architecture, Engineering or Digital Technology.

 

Sr Mgr Station Design - Architecture - The incumbent shall have a thorough and demonstrated knowledge of complex building projects similar to Penn Station, New York.

Sr Mgr Station Design - Engineering - The incumbent shall have a thorough and demonstrated knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Building Systems.

Sr Mgr Station Design - Digital Technology - The incumbent shall have a thorough and demonstrated knowledge of Network, Communications and Corporate Security Systems.

 

This position requires the ability to work independently from inception through completion, collaborate with stakeholders and project partners, build consensus, identify, manage, and control change, as well as support the development and procurement of contract documents, fit-for-purpose construction documents, and audit work for quality assurance.  The role requires continual monitoring and progressing of multiple projects in parallel from the design phase through construction.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee and provide direction of the design progress from concept through delivery on multiple projects in parallel. Ensure compliance with Amtrak standards and guidelines and all applicable federal/state/regional regulatory agencies requirements. 
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders (including customer service, operations, planning, real estate, engineering, transportation, local and state agencies, FRA, FTA and other partners as required) to determine project needs and priorities. 
  • Manage and monitor the internal stakeholder review process. Manage expectations of competing stakeholders in a matrix organization.  Ensure alignment with project scope and limitations.  
  • Performs reviews of contractors’, GECs’ and internal schedules for proper logic, impact on service and available resources and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Analyze and review change orders, prepare cost estimates, prepare backup justification for submission to Procurement/ Contracts or for negotiations with contractor and/or GEC.  
  • Process Requests for Information (RFI) and other design-related project requests.  Develop, issue, and electronically file project and record documents, submittals.  
  • Performs technical reviews of construction submittals to ensure compliance with design intent and project requirements.  
  • Reviews GEC, contractor and vendor invoices for approval.  Processes same ensuring accuracy and timeliness.    
  • Evaluate value engineering proposals.
  • Develop and evaluate solicitation documents including BODs, RFQs and RFPs in support of the New York Penn Portfolio.  These solicitations may include Design Build (DB), Progressive Design-Build (PDB); Design-Bid-Build (DBB); Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR); and Public-Private Partnership (P3) forms of project design, build, delivery and operations. 
  •  Support construction administration activities. Develop punch lists and oversee delivery of satisfactory project closeout documentation such as warranties, O&M manuals, and as-built drawings. 
  • Provide regular status reports and present progress to senior leadership.
  • Develop station and back-of-house design standards collaborating with other Amtrak stakeholders. 
  • Provide mentorship and delegate experience-appropriate tasks to direct and indirect reports.
  • Prioritize safety and security, sustainability, resiliency and customer experience.  
  • Identify, document, and implement Amtrak’s requirements into projects. Mitigate disagreement through research, partnering and consensus. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Sr Mgr Station Design shall have at least 15 years’ professional experience with at least 10 years in the construction phase.  This position requires expertise in delivering solutions which integrate the most up-to-date codes and standards in the City and State of New York.
  • The position requires the candidate have an industry-accredited Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch), or Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.Eng.Sci or similar) degree with 10+years history as a licensed architect or engineer.
  • Candidates shall have experience on all phases of multiple discipline projects and various contracting strategies including DBB, DB, PDB and CMAR.
  • These include proficiency with the facilities design and delivery process from inception through closeout with an emphasis on contractual agreements, design solutions, construction documents, and leading projects successfully through the delivery process.   The Sr Mgr Station Design shall be capable of building rapport through the utilization of graphic, verbal, written, and other forms of communication.  They shall have experience with Microsoft Office suite, Primavera or Microsoft Project as well as the ability to be trained and become familiar with Amtrak’s requirements, systems, and software.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Architect / Professional Engineer within the State of New York.  
  • USGBC LEED GA or AP, ENVISION
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • NEPA and SHPO project history and certifications.
  • Understanding of railroad business functions, operations, and design and construction processes.
  • Previous railroad projects including stations, facilities, and properties.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
     

Requisition ID:117002
Posting Location(s):New York; Pennsylvania
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