Sr Mgr Tunnel Capital Construction (Frederick Douglass Tunnel - 90369202 - Baltimore/Washington

Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

**This role can be headquartered out of Washington DC or Baltimore, MD.  Travel to Baltimore is required.**


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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


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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.


This position is for the major capital improvement projects included in the Frederick Douglass Tunnel (FDT) (B&P Tunnel Replacement) Program that will modernize and transform a four-mile section of the Northeast Corridor. It includes two new high-capacity tubes for electrified passenger trains, new roadway and railroad bridges, new rail systems and track, and a new ADA-accessible West Baltimore MARC station.  


Under the direction of the Senior Director and/or the Project Director – FDT, the Senior Manager Capital Construction will be responsible for interfacing with the Package A (Tunnel) Contractor and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the Tunnel construction package consistent with Amtrak’s Capital Delivery goals of safe, on-time and on-budget project delivery.


The position focuses on construction management of the Package A work and ensuring the project stays within the approved scope, schedule, and budget.  The Senior CM will support the Contracting Official’s Technical Representative (COTR) for the Package A Contract(s), to monitor the performance of the contractor(s) and support the contracting processes.


Program/Project Size: Mega approx. $7B/12+ yrs




  • Senior Manager Capital Construction – Package A will be responsible for helping provide oversight of the Package A Contractor and coordination with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that design and construction elements of the contract scope meet the needs of the overall program goals:
  • Manages and monitors contract project cost and schedules, and reports progress. Maintain, adjust, and update project plans, as needed, to communicate and advise project management as to all issues and risks affecting the project.
  • Helps develop and implement project plans, schedules, and budgets consistent with operational and stakeholder needs.
  • Work with senior leaders to contribute relevant data to support annual planning activities.  Provide support to progress and financial reporting, budgeting, estimating, scheduling, and change control. 
  • Assists with the development, planning, budgeting, coordination, and scheduling of resources required to accomplish support construction activities of the Contractor.
  • Responsible for the implementation of technical standards, policies, and procedures as defined within Amtrak and FDT Program documents.
  • Maintains a teamwork environment with all peers. Attends and participates in professional group meetings.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal/external customers to accomplish objectives and provide effective communication.
  • Has familiarity with Ariba, COTR responsibilities, and ensuring timely, thorough review of invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or Construction Management
  • Relevant work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with the delivery of heavy civil, infrastructure, or transit projects.
  • Proficiency level with project management core competencies. 
  • Knowledgeable about federal competitive procurement processes and regulations
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Must have work authorization in the United States



  • 7 years or more of relevant work experience.
  • Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) or other alternative delivery contracting experience.
  • Experience tunnel and underground construction programs. 
  • Direct experience on TBM (tunnel boring machine) construction strongly peferred.
  • Experience with geotechnical and underground construction. 
  • Experience managing programs in the transportation industry environment




  • Hybrid Work Arrangement:  80% onsite / 20% remote
  • Travel to project site required as necessary


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $135,800 - $176,040 for the Sr Mgr Capital Construction position. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, 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:160327
Posting Location(s):Maryland; Delaware; District of Columbia; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

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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.