Sr Engineer - 90297995 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Senior Engineer of Capital Construction is responsible for the management and oversight of the Capital Construction for the Intercity Trainset Facilities Program. 

The Senior Engineer reports to the Senior Manager, Capital Construction for the Intercity Trainset (ICT) Facilities Program. This position will be Amtrak’s on-site representative with the design development and construction phase of the projects which may use services provided by General Contractors, Design/Build Contractors, Amtrak Force Account (FA), Capital Program Stakeholders which includes Engineering, Transportation, Finance, Real estate, Corporate Planning Departments. The position will also oversee 3rd party, full-service Construction Management (CM) companies that may be hired to act as Amtrak's agent during construction. This position also requires collaborating with any regulatory agencies to execute the construction of all ICT facilities.  The general duties of this position will collaborate closely with the above contactors, capital program stakeholders, and companies to expedite the preparation and implementation of all project information and work scopes needed to initiate constructability reviews and capital construction coordination of the ICT facilities program


•    Provide constructability review on design documents during development and all construction phases. 
•    Development of manpower requirements and schedule breakdown of identified work orders.
•    Review contract design documents and assists with bid forms, pre-bid conferences, and proposal evaluations and recommendations, and negotiations with consultants and contractors.
•    Work with the CM consultant to ensure that the 3rd party contractors execute the project in accordance with the agreed upon scope, costs, and schedule.
•    Manage onsite CM consultant team which includes monitoring work for compliance with their schedule, budget, technical, safety, quality, and contractual requirements.
•    Provide weekly and monthly project construction activity status reports addressing actual and forecast costs, resources and materials used to the Project Manager.
•    Prepares and reviews construction estimates and schedules during design development.
•    Document and address design and field construction and noncompliance issues and provide updates to the project manager.
•    Attend progress meetings and  act as liaison for Project Manager.
•    Review and approve monthly payment requests from 3rd party contractors.
•    Evaluate 3rd party contractor’s monthly construction schedule update and reconcile to be inline with actual production and forecasts.
•    Review contractors’ requests for change and, if appropriate, prepares contract change notices with appropriate justification for submission to PM.
•    Coordinate project’s construction activities with other capital, reimbursable, and agency projects and programs from other departments, as well as arranging for track outages, power outages and  the labor forces to be available as planned and scheduled.
•    Assist design projects with site walk-downs and track outages planning and guidance. 
•    Prepare, develop, and implement the construction and maintenance, testing, startup, and operation procedures for projects and programs.
•    Communicate and implement safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the corporation's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees and contractors.
•    Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Amtrak’s safety rules, policies, and procedures.
•    Prepare force account estimates and tracks force account labor, material, and other resources


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education training and/or 7 years of relevant work experience. 
•    Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities under tight constraints. 
•    Must have the ability to coordinate efforts with other technical disciplines and have knowledge of scheduling, budgeting, and estimating.  
•    Possess strategic and tactical skills required for planning and executing complex project work. 
•    Strong leadership required, encompassing effective communication, motivation, and team building/team performance skills.
•    Strong Safety Focus.
•    Demonstrated experience in using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 
•    Valid driver’s license

•    Experience in construction management of multiple construction projects and/or programs in an active railroad environment.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of Amtrak standards (MW1000, Engineering Practices, NORAC, AMT-1, AMT-2) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Safety Standards and OSHA.
•    Licensed as professional engineer or architect
•    Certified Construction Management (CCM) 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:67561
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 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