Sr Mgr Capital Construction - 90290555 - New York

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Under the direction of the Director Capital Construction, Major Program Delivery, the successful candidate will function as the main external and internal-facing point of contact for the technical arm of the Portal North Bridge Project construction and commissioning. The Portal North Bridge Project is the construction of a new high-level fixed bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey to replace the delay-prone, existing, moveable Portal Bridge.  The Portal North Bridge Project is element of the Gateway Program to advance into full construction.  
The Senior Manager Capital Construction provides senior leadership and guidance for achieving best practices in construction management and project delivery methods. The incumbent is responsible for providing management support in delivering projects that provide improved service, reliability, operational flexibility, state of good repair, and system expansions. In addition, the incumbent coordinates the in-house and external construction efforts of the entire program within Amtrak-owned and/or maintained right-of-way, including track, bridges, buildings, signals and communications and electric traction facilities.


•  Directs Engineering Department resources and has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, integration, execution and tracking of Portal North Bridge project, including technical or engineering management requirements to support the efficient operation of a specific function or department
•  Responsible for all project and construction management functions including design review, review resource planning, provide information for scheduling and integration, implementation, cost control, reports and closeout with respect to construction of bridges, buildings, signals and communication, track, and electric traction facilities and related appurtenances on Amtrak-owned property, and that property owned by other railroads and maintained by Amtrak within Portal Bridge North limits.  
•  Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships and provides guidance, direction and support to subordinates and cross-functional teams to ensure the effective utilization of Amtrak resources such that all financial and schedule aspects of assigned projects are properly managed and controlled
•  Responsible for the implementation of technical standards, policies, and procedures related to a specific discipline
•  Responsible for the development, planning, budgeting, coordination and scheduling of resources required to accomplish construction of Portal North Bridge project
•  Establishes planning, scheduling and cost control policies, practices, and procedures relating to Port North Bridge construction projects
•  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
•  Directs the planning of Portal North Bridge project to ensure the efficient use of resources and adherence to Amtrak’s business plan
•  Responsible for the integration of capital construction projects and programs to ensure timely completion that may impact Portal North Bridge completion
•  Directs the development of scope, schedules, estimates and cost-control measures for both short and long-term resource planning relating to Amtrak Portal North Bridge project
•  Manages the oversight of Portal North Bridge budgets from $500M to $2.1B
•  Thoroughly 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 construction 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
•  Extensive experience in infrastructure improvement planning and construction
•  Demonstrated ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure and multiple priorities
•  Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment
• 9 years relevant experience required.


•  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
•  Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
•  11+ years’ experience preferred.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID:70861
Posting Location(s):New York; New Jersey
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 



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