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Engineer - 90070957 - Providence

Date: Sep 11, 2019

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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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The Construction Engineer is responsible for, and provides engineering with, complex projects and studies required to repair, rehabilitate, or construct Amtrak facilities and systems at the Regional 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 construction projects within scope, schedule and budget coordinating with all affected departments.


• Manages numerous construction projects at the Regional level. 
• Represents a Region or sub-department for all third-party design & construction 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 review of project plans and specification development. 
• Works with Amtrak design staff to effect changes in standards and contract documents and recommends modifications as required.
• Coordinates internal Amtrak technical reviews of third-party submittals (30, 60, 90 percent designs; calculations; shop drawings; demolition and erection drawings, SSSWPs 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 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. 
• Resolves all customer-billing exceptions. 
• Performs and coordinates project closeout functions.


• B.S. Degree in Engineering or a related field or the equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience.
• Demonstrated railroad experience.
• Demonstrated construction management 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 Scheduling, Administration and Contract Management. 
• Knowledge of FRA regulations.
• Prior satisfactory job performance is required. 
• Demonstrated skill using PC-based word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) needed to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.
• Knowledge of NORAC, AMT2 and RWP.
• Understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreements in Railroad environment.


• B.S. Degree in Engineering or a related field 
• Experience and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods. 
• Experience in Construction Management. 
• Experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contract Management. 
• Experience in managing complex construction projects in an operating environment
• Knowledge of MW 1000.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 


Requisition ID:41331
Posting Location(s):Rhode Island
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

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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