Lead Facilities Development Specialist - 90355517 - Philadelphia

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

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 Facilities Development Lead is responsible for assisting the stations and facilities team with the management and oversight of Amtrak’s physical assets, including stations, corporate offices and other facilities to improve its core business through enhancing the customer experience. The incumbent will assist with the development and delivery of short, medium and long-term capital maintenance and improvement projects for facilities, as well as planning and project management functions for new and renovated facilities systemwide. In addition, this position is responsible for supporting Amtrak’s station managers and operational team in identifying, evaluating and resolving operational and programmatic deficiencies across individual facilities.


This role is hybrid role based in Philadelphia, PA 



• Assists the Facilities Management Managers (FDMs) with a thirty-party facilities management service provider and associated contractors and subcontractors to include quality management and service delivery verification.
• Evaluates facilities with station managers, FDMs, and other internal and external support staff, to identify operational and programmatic deficiencies.
• Assists with the development, management, and implementation of facility construction projects of various scales, directly with, or with the engagement of, third-party service providers, including new construction, renovation or replacement projects for all aspects of facilities.
• Assists or manages small projects and initiatives related to Amtrak’s improvement and enhancement of the customer experience at Amtrak-served stations systemwide.
• Assists FDMs with the development of short, medium and long-term capital and asset plans for a defined region identifying all capital components, the life cycle, and annual capital budgets necessary to maintain stations in a state-of-good-repair (SOGR).
• Responsible for following facility maintenance standards and service goals on a regional basis; Implements projects within budget; reviews maintenance operations against those standards and goals. 
• Collaborates with Amtrak departments, managers, and external partners to foster ongoing communications and ensure system-wide consistency in implementation of facilities management functions and standards.
• Performs on-site inspections and assessments for project scope development, performance, completion and quality assurance during all project phases.
• Participates in the development and evaluation of RFQs and RFPs for planning, design and construction contracts for facility improvements.
• Performs additional responsibilities and special assignments, as directed by supervisor.


• Bachelor’s Degree required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Demonstrated management experience and leadership abilities. Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
• Demonstrated communication/presentation skills and experience including distilling and communicating complex issues to senior level officers.
• Knowledge of facilities management, design and construction disciplines.
• Demonstrated experience and leadership abilities. Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
• Effective communication/presentation skills and experience including distilling and communicating complex issues to senior level officers.
• Effective quantitative and analytical skills


• 6 years Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction, planning, engineering, project management, facilities management, business administration, or a related field.
• Direct experience with implementing facility management and/or capital maintenance and/or improvement plans for multiple facilities on a national platform.
• Relevant experience in the transportation and/or railroad industry.



• Ability to work in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with frequently changing priorities, tasks and deadlines. Frequently manages multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to communicate, comprehend, and respond to verbal statements and instructions, both orally and in writing. Ability to work under pressure.
• Frequently resolves issues with conflicting priorities in cognitively demanding situations.
• Constantly, or frequently, uses a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and other related electronic equipment and software to perform a variety of tasks. 
• Ability to work in an office building environment. Ability to work in a remote location with access to wireless internet and phone while outside of the office or traveling on business.
• Ability to walk throughout all parts of transportation facilities and mechanical yards wearing personal protective equipment when necessary.
• Frequently or occasionally travels throughout the country as required (via airplane, train, automobile, etc.). Ability to travel by train overnight to various stations.




Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.




The salary/hourly range is $90,830-$117,720. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, 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:157934
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for 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.

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