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Engineer - 90260897 - Baltimore

Date: Dec 11, 2019

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Engineer, Construction is responsible for project execution of capital, reimbursable and agency-related construction activities in the Mid-Atlantic South Region. 


SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Engineer, Construction is responsible for preparing force account estimate and tracking force account labor, material and other resources. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring the force account labor and related charges are properly documented and providing the documentation to the financial department for billing purposes. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs, manages and oversees construction activities of capital, reimbursable and agency-related projects to ensure the projects / programs are executed in accordance with the project plans.
  • This position will ensure the contractors follow Amtrak’s policies and procedures to ensure the agreed goals are achieved. 
  • Prepares, develops and implements the operation procedures for construction, maintenance, testing and startup.
  • Directs, manages and coordinates the construction of projects and programs to ensure critical issues and addressed.
  • Review construction plans, construction specification and construction reports.
  • Coordinates capital, reimbursable and agency projects and programs with other departments to ensure adequate resources are available. Obtain track outages, labor clearances, and verify labor forces are available as planned and scheduled. 
  • Assist design projects with site walks and track outages planning. Prepare construction estimates and schedules. 
  • Provides weekly and monthly project status reports addressing actual and forecasted cost, schedule, variances, changes, etc. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated 3-7 years of construction experience in a railroad environment
  • 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.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Significant experience in construction management of multiple construction projects and / or programs in an active railroad environment.


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:41339
Posting Location(s):Maryland
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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.

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. 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.

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