Sr Mgr Industrial Engineering - 90141184 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Summary of Duties:

Industrial and Systems Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The Senior Manager Industrial Engineering will be responsible to ensure Amtrak Engineering has the right people, strategy, processes and equipment to improve the effectiveness of the Department’s work force and the assets they maintain.


Responsible for ensuring the Engineering department’s business processes are consistent with Industry best practices and relevant standards and coordinate with the Senior Manager Systems Engineering to ensure that technology employed to support those processes is constantly evaluated for suitability and remains current.

Facilitate and guide the development and implementation of Engineering’s Asset Management Strategy through the specification and development of business processes and technology solutions.

Apply businesslike oversight to a technically ordered Department with a goal of enhancing cooperation among disparate elements of the Engineering Department as well as ensuring proper support from other Amtrak Departments.


Responsible for the development of the annual asset line plan and biannual asset management plan in accordance with 49 U.S.C 24320 and 49 U.S.C 24904.


Oversee the engineering and procurement of a fleet of Maintenance of Way Equipment capable of meeting Amtrak’s State of Good Repair and normalized replacement needs.


Oversee the administration and maintenance of Amtrak’s fleet of Maintenance of Way rolling stock through the management of a group of freight car inspectors and foreman.


Responsible for the effective functioning of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Group in the absence of the Director Business Improvement.


Essential Functions:


  • Oversee and provide direction to three departments within the Industrial Engineering Group: 1) Asset Management responsible for developing and documenting the Engineering asset management strategy, policy and procedures; 2) Industrial Engineering is responsible for the development of new Engineering processes to support departmental strategy and improve decision support tools such as the enhancement of asset management practices and the development of financial business cases; 3) Equipment Acquisition and Freight Services is responsible for the development, engineering and procurement of a Maintenance of Way fleet to capable of achieving State of Good repair and normalized replacement levels as well the maintenance of rolling stock equipment.
  • Review business practices – identify opportunities to improve work methods and streamline existing processes to reduce unit costs, engineering inventory, and material handling costs. Measure quality of work, effectiveness of maintenance practices and appropriate disposition of work force.
  • Oversee the Engineering Operations Desk which tracks infrastructure asset failures, Engineering production and track possession to promote root cause analysis and enhanced maintenance to improve OTP.
  • Lead department-wide initiatives to improve collaboration and cooperation among the disparate organization, and drive improvements in processes and equipment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department.
  • Oversee a reduction in Infrastructure generated train delays. Work to develop guidelines for the management of train performance information within the Operations Department. Implement measures and standards within Engineering.
  • Assist the Engineering Department in the development of business cases and plans to ensure consistency in financial decision making.
  • Partner with the Workforce Management Group to determine the right mix of people, skill sets, equipment, tools necessary to achieve production goals and annual normalized replacement levels.

Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Demonstrated ability to perceive opportunities in the Engineering Department for commercial improvement and a record of implementing those improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport within all levels of the organization and to communicate effectively with Departmental leadership
  • Proven skills in developing strategies and objectives to meet the needs of the organization
  • Self motivated with highly developed organization and project management skills
  • Strong background in financial management and accounting management.
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experienece.
  • 9 years relevant experience required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of, or a demonstrated ability to learn the maintenance of way work environment and related workforce management at Amtrak.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading organizational resources to achieve a common goal.
  • Expertise in all areas of project management including strategic planning, impact studies, budgetary analysis, logistical planning and organizational relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in railroad or transportation engineering management systems.
  • Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • 11+ years relevant experience preferred. 

Requisition ID:62641
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical