Mgr Engineering Major Stations - 90359455 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Major Stations Design Review Manager is responsible for leading the design review process for major capital in-house projects, as well as external third-party projects, to ensure that the project design documents are in compliance with all Amtrak and Engineering Department standards, policies, and procedures. The Design Review Manager is part of the overall Design Management Team, with focus in Major Stations (which currently include Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Chicago, Baltimore and Newark). The Design Management Team is part of the Planning and Engineering Support group under Capital Delivery.  


  • Coordinate, and participate in, the multi-discipline technical review of design documents.  Position works closely with many internal groups within Capital Delivery and the overall Engineering Department.
  • Acquire, or continue to develop, and effectively apply a working knowledge of Amtrak business systems, standard procedures, Engineering Practices, existing agreements with external (third-party) entities, and industry standards and best practices for the technical review of design packages and/or submitted project documents. 
  • Work closely with the Document Controls team to help estimate durations and labor resources necessary for all phases of the design review process for each designated project and monitor forecasted review schedules for accuracy. 
  • Coordinate with the team responsible for facilitating third-party project agreements and permits to help ensure review completion and executed agreement timelines coincide. 
  • Oversee, lead, and mentor junior-level staff to help them grow within Amtrak and the railroad industry.  


  • 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-discipline railroad design, design review, and/or design coordination/oversight.
  • Demonstrated experience working with outside/third-party projects.
  • Familiar with railroad construction standards, methods, and practices.
  • Familiar with railroad operations and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of the design and submission review process, preferably as it pertains to the railroad environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Familiar with multi-discipline railroad infrastructure (track, electric traction, communications & signals, structures, stations, and facilities).
  • Basic understanding of Amtrak’s network, service, infrastructure, train fleet and maintenance facilities.
  • Ability to lead people.



  • 10+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or closely related field.
  • In lieu of education, a minimum of 11 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed.
  • Strong understanding of Amtrak-maintained territory and operation.
  • Significant experience in design management, administration, planning, and scheduling. 




  • Primarily main-office environment.  
  • Railroad right-of-way and/or project site visits may be required occasionally for short durations, based on department and/or specific project need.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $124,600 - $161,352. 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:159780
Posting Location(s):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 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.