Sr Mgr Capital Construction - 90291012 - Philadelphia

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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This position has the overall responsibility and oversight to plan, direct, and manage the System-Wide Portfolio's construction management team in support of our capital production work. The incumbent provides leadership and guidance for achieving best practices in construction management (CM) and project delivery methods. The incumbent is responsible for assisting and providing high-level management support in delivering production programs that provide improved system safety and security, state of good repair, and system expansions. In addition, the incumbent coordinates the in-house production construction efforts of the portfolio within Amtrakowned and/or maintained right of way, including track, bridges, buildings, signals and communications and electric traction facilities.


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by the incumbent, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Work with the System-Wide Portfolio Director and Production Leadership to develop the fiscal production construction program that establishes construction delivery methods, safety requirements, and incorporates operational needs of Amtrak.
• Responsible for overall management of the CM team for assuring all construction activities are performed safely, efficiently within scope and schedule by Amtrak personnel
• Assists with the planning, development, integration, estimating, scheduling, and management of resources required to accomplish all aspects of short and long-range construction within scope, schedule, and budget from project implementation to close-out.
• Assists with the coordination of all construction activities between Amtrak personnel and contractors.
• Leads a team that manages any contracted construction service to assure all construction is delivered in accordance to project scope and schedule.
• Builds and maintains external relationships to provide effective communication and accomplish production goals and objectives.
• Maintains a teamwork environment within all peers as well as the engineering department’s internal customers.
• Leads and manages a team of four to ten construction management personnel.
• Oversees the development and implementation of construction-related safety plans and programs driven at all levels with specific goals and objectives to reduce injuries for all related projects.
• Ensures the construction programs and standards are uniformly implemented and controlled across all production programs.
• Oversees all aspects of construction inspection and construction reports that are required by Amtrak and the FRA to ensure that construction is in compliance with current Amtrak, Federal, State, and local requirements.
• Assists with the planning, integration, and implementation of construction program and ensures all disciplines are coordinated within the construction projects with other departments and agencies.
• Provides leadership, guidance, and direction to cross-functional teams to ensure the effective utilization of Amtrak resources such that all financial and schedule aspects of construction are properly managed and controlled.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education, training, and 9 years of experience.
• Experience managing a diverse and geographically dispersed groups of individuals.
• Extensive experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.Extensive experience in delivering construction in an active operating environment.
• Extensive understanding of business operations and the impact departmental actions have on the corporation and operations
• Extensive experience in senior management, project management, and inventory management; technical supervision; planning, organizing, and scheduling; budget and financial control; contracts management; field production methods; agency coordination and railroad construction methods, operations, and procedures.
• Extensive experience supervising and working with a railroad unionized workforce.
• Extensive experience and working knowledge of the track system, structures, communications, signals, electric
traction, and track usage procedures and standards.
• Extensive experience in communicating verbally and in writing, both within and outside of the corporation.
• Extensive experience in making high-level presentations.
• Extensive skills in advanced leadership and management with the ability to motivate others.
• 9 years of management-level experience in the design and/or construction of major capital projects, including extensive experience managing rail projects
• Extensive skills in conducting meetings and interviews, interpersonal communications, time management, conflict resolution, and in conducting formal investigations
• Extensive knowledge of Roadway Workers Protection (RWP), NORAC/General Code Operating Rules; MW 1000, AMT2, AMT23, AMT27, Hazard Communication (Right to Know), and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


• BS Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
• Professional registration as a Professional Engineer
• Professional credentials such as CMAA Certified Construction Manager (CCM) or PMI Project Management
• Professional (PMP)


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:56101
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical