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Engineer - 90222568 - Philadelphia

Date: Aug 30, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60661

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Construction Engineer position is responsible for, and provides coordination and construction management on small to medium complex projects and studies required items to repair, rehabilitate, or construct Amtrak facilities and systems at the Division level. This position directs Engineering Department resources as required and has the overall responsibility to coordinate, supervise and inspect construction projects performed by Amtrak forces or by outside third party contractors. Provides technical, logistical and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of capital or third party construction projects within scope, schedule and budget. Coordinates project scope, schedule and budget with all affected departments.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Manages numerous construction projects at the Division level.
• Represents a Division or sub-department for all third-party design projects.
• Provides Amtrak construction guidelines to third-party contractors.
• Participates in the review of contract documents and quality control/quality assurance procedures for in-house and third party construction projects on Amtrak owned or operated property and makes recommendations for improvements in the quality control/quality assurance functions.
• Participates in the constructability review of project plans and specifications.
• Works with Amtrak design staff to effect changes in standards and contract documents and recommends modifications to standards as required.
• Coordinates internal Amtrak technical reviews of third-party submittals (30, 60, 90 percent designs; calculations; shop drawings; demolition and erection drawings, etc.) to ensure timely responses.
• Maintains all correspondence logs including general correspondence with the contractors, designers, internal Amtrak personnel, regulatory agencies, and private interest groups.
• Responsible for day-to-day control and construction management of projects.
• Ensures that construction work is progressed in accordance with standard plans, specification and established Amtrak and FRA requirements.
• Coordinates proposed work with other Amtrak departments, outside agencies, municipalities and other railroads as required.
• Performs construction inspections necessary to protect the integrity and safety of railroad operations and determines necessary remedial actions by third-party contractors to correct deficiencies.
• Updates project schedules and tracks overall project performance.
• Reviews, analyzes and approves or denies claims received from the contractors in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract to determine whether extra work or delay issues are justified.
• Responsible for participating with the customer in draft invoice reviews to ensure accurate and complete invoicing to customers.
• Resolves all customer-billing exceptions.
• Performs and coordinates project closeout functions.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Demonstrated railroad experience.
• Extensive construction experience.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods
• Demonstrated experience working with contractors.
• Demonstrated experience in working with multiple team members
• Ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative
• Demonstrated experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management.
• Demonstrated experience in Construction Management.
• Knowledge of FRA regulations
• Prior satisfactory job performance is required
• Demonstrated skill using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.
• Knowledge of NORAC, MW1000, AMTII and RWP requirements
• Demonstrated years of experience


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


PREFERRED EDUCATION:
B.S. Degree in Engineering or a related field is preferred

 

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Extensive experience and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods
• Extensive experience in Construction Management
• Extensive experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management
• Extensive experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment
• CCM Certification is a plus, or ability to obtain in two years

Requisition ID:32399
Posting Location(s):Illinois; Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:IL22
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

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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