Sr Manager Engineering Production - 90340389 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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This position directly supports the Director of Production by leading the Manager and Assistant Production Engineers over the Undercutter. It has overall responsibility for leading all aspects of the Undercutter including oversight of the efficient use of manpower, scheduling, equipment, material, and supplies that support the operation as well as ensuring safe work practices.  The Senior Manager Engineering Production position requires 24/7 availability to oversee an around the clock operation, ensure safe and efficient use of resources, and provide technical expertise to day-to-day activities as required.




  • Drive improvement in safety performance of Production through effective communication, direct oversight of safety activities, leading Production unit managers, and coaching of direct and indirect reports, as appropriate.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects and long-term programs to maintain the infrastructure in a state-of-good repair.  Oversee the production goals established for their units in order to ensure each scope of work is completed on time and within budget.
  • Responsible to ensure the Manager Engineering Production and their subordinates have all aspects of their work meeting or exceeding current Amtrak standards and comply with all relevant regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Develop and ensure continuous improvement of work methods and procedures that increase efficiency and drive improvement in the safety and reliability of the infrastructure.
  • Oversee and be actively involved in the planning and monitoring of daily/weekly production reports to ensure efficient utilization of resources (including track usage, force account, equipment, etc.), and effective execution of the work.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent work experience and training in position of similar capacity.
  • Qualified or possess sufficient experience to be qualified in: MW-1000, NORAC, RWP, AMT-2, and applicable FRA Rules & Regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience as Manager Engineering Production or equivalent position within railroad production operations.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of employees and both external and internal customers.  
  • Must be skilled and experienced with MS Office, creating spreadsheets, presentations, memorandums, and utilizing other applications to perform job functions.
  • Expert level knowledge and experience in all facets of Track inspection, maintenance, and construction including but not limited to wood tie/timber track, concrete tie track, track surfacing, and CWR installation, as well as working knowledge of other crafts involved. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience in railroad operations, operating rules, and railroad production work procedures.
  • Possess expert level knowledge of and ability to apply Federal Railroad Regulations including Roadway Worker Protection and those pertaining to Track Safety Standards.  
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills both written and verbal; skilled in delivering presentations within and outside of the organization.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability utilizing effective time management and delegating work to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply collective bargaining agreements.




  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to acquire.
  • Held craft positions(s) performing Track inspection, maintenance, and construction.
  • Ten years of experience in railroad operations within the Engineering Department.
  • Leadership experience in the following areas: technical and craft supervision.
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, and managing large scale multi-faceted capital programs around live railroad operations.
  • Position is responsible for 24/7 operation- fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Available to work at various times to support railroad operations as needed including nights and weekends.
  • Combination of office and field environment working in all weather conditions.
  • Travel:  35%




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:114704
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; Delaware; New Jersey
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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