Capital Construction Managers

Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


Opportunities: Capital Construction Managers for Infrastructure Capital Delivery


Amtrak will be hiring Capital Construction Managers at various levels to support our Capital Delivery department. Open positions may include:

  • Capital Construction Manager
  • Sr Capital Construction Manager


If you would like to be considered for our upcoming Capital Construction Manager opportunities, please apply here.


Under the direction of the Director Major Capital Projects, the Sr/Manager of Capital Construction is responsible for the execution of specific mega complex capital construction projects, where total project cost exceeds $100M. Individual in this role use advance knowledge of project and construction management processes and controls to accomplish project objectives by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities with minimal supervision from the Director or Senior Construction Manager, and may have either direct reports or matrixed subordinate team members. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to Senior staff, Executive Governance Committees, Amtrak Board of Directors, Government officials and other external stakeholders.


Opportunities will exist to support major capital construction and infrastructure renewal projects in various locations across the Amtrak system. Some examples of our capital projects include:

  • Susquehanna River Bridge
  • East River Tunnels
  • Connecticut River Bridge
  • Frederick Douglass (B&P) Tunnels
  • Concrete Tie Replacement Program
  • Hudson River Tunnel




  • Prior satisfactory job performance required
  • Must have railroad industry experience or relevant experience (e.g./ construction and field production methods, operations and procedures) sufficient to plan and direct activities
  • Demonstrated project 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure and multiple priorities



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a closely related field
  • 6+ years relevant experience preferred.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of Project or Construction Management, railroad track, structures, facilities, signals, and electric traction system.
  • Experience with moveable and stationary Bridge Construction.
  • 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
  • Experience in railroad maintenance and construction


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $113,200-176,040.  Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:160871
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; New York; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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.