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Capital Construction Mgr - 90259252 - Los Angeles

Date: Sep 9, 2019

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SUMMARY:
Plans, directs and manages Engineering Department programs on major design, maintenance and construction projects that support Amtrak operations.  Develops, implements, and coordinates project policy to ensure that projects and associated work are conducted efficiently and economically. Responsible for project construction and coordination of force account labor with outside contractors and internal departments.  Responsible for all aspects of project management including scope, schedule and budget at the Division level.  Provides Engineering Support for the Southwest Division. Coordinates and implements Contractor Safety Training for contract employees performing design, construction & maintenance of infrastructure for Engineering – Western Region.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs the planning, initiation, start-up, construction, inspection and closeout of work utilizing project management, technical supervision, planning and organizing and scheduling, as well as experience in budget development and control, estimating and financial control system.
  • Provides site-specific technical expertise to ensure that all work performed meets Amtrak and industry guidelines.  Coordinates the efficient use of labor, material, equipment, track usage and other resources.
  • Resolves special Engineering issues, safety issues, work procedures, policies and resource requirements as required across multiple departments.
  • Represents the Engineering Department during meetings/negotiations with other Amtrak departments, other railroads, commuter agencies, contractors and other agencies.
  • Maintains and monitors all correspondence logs including general correspondence with the contractors, designers, internal Amtrak personnel, regulatory agencies and private interest groups.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:  Must have a Bachelor’s Degree plus minimum of 9-10 years in engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience.  

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Must have:

  • Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods.
  • Demonstrated skill using PC-based work processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analysis and presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple team members.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.
  • Proven ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management and Project Management
  • Experience in using Amtrak business systems such as Work Element Explorer (both versions), FIS, AAMPS, SAP in capturing data related to the operations, plans and budgets of an organization.
  • Experience with construction management, including railroad force account.
  • Experience with the finance system, invoice processing, non-cash cost invoicing (work trains, Amtrak owned equipment, etc.) draft invoice process with customers etc.
  • Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods.
  • Demonstrated skill using PC-based work processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analysis and presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with internal and external customers, employees, and contractors everyday by telephone, e-mail, and in person.
  • Proven ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management and Project Management.
  • Experience in using Amtrak business systems such as ETRAX, FIS, AAMPS, SAP in capturing data related to the operations, plans and budgets of an organization.
  • Experience in being highly accurate in performing their job. This is very important because they maintain the schedule, scope and budget for projects. Errors may have serious financial and safety consequences.
  • Experience with the finance system, invoice processing, non-cash cost invoicing, draft invoice process with customers etc.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  

  • Master Degree in Engineering and or professional certification.
  • Demonstrated experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts management
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment.
  • PMP certification (Must be willing to obtain within 12 months of date of hire)


OTHER:  

  • Knowledge of FRA regulations, GCOR, AMT23, AMT27, RWP, MW 1000.  Prior satisfactory job performance is required.  Position is on call 24/7.

TRAVEL:  50%


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within 

Requisition ID:41170
Posting Location(s):California
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 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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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