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Deputy Division Engineer - 90165529 - Rensselaer

Date: Feb 27, 2020

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Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

Overall responsibility and oversight for directing Engineering Department resources in all construction, inspection and maintenance activities within Amtrak owned and/or maintained right-of-way including track, bridges, buildings, signals and communications, and equipment to provide continued safe and reliable operation of inter-city passenger and freight trains over the Division.  Supports the Amtrak business plan on a regional level.  Directs engineering matters with federal and state agencies, other railroads, engineering contractors, bargaining unit and professional, industry and trade organizations.  Responsible for all fixed facilities and related appurtenances of Amtrak owned property and property owned by other railroads and maintained by Amtrak within the Division for all train operations and integration of project related work.  Ensures that maintenance programs and standards are uniformly implemented and controlled across the Division.

•    Oversees the planning and implementation of maintenance programs and practices for all disciplines, and ensures the coordination of maintenance and construction projects with other departments and agencies.
•    Oversees and directs operating resource allocation including staffing, financial accountability, material and equipment purchasing and asset management.
•    Oversees the procurement and proper installation of materials, monitors work performance on the right-of-way and recommends use of new materials and technical procedures to effect improvements.
•    Builds and maintain relationships with freight carriers.
•    Oversees audits and inspections to ensure compliance with Amtrak, Federal, State and local requirements including reporting and follow-up, and ensures that inspections are documented properly and available for FRA review.
•    Oversees the Division’s initiative for improvement in quality assurance and quality control procedures used during construction, inspection and maintenance.
•    Oversees development and monitoring of Engineering’s operating budget.

•    Extensive experience managing large, diverse and geographically dispersed groups of individuals.
•    Extensive experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.
•    Extensive understanding of business operations and the impact departmental actions have on the Corporation.
•    Extensive experience in senior management, project management and inventory management, technical supervision; planning, organizing and scheduling; budget and financial control; contracts management; filed production methods; agency coordination and railroad maintenance, constructions methods, operations and procedures.
•    Extensive experience and working knowledge of the track system, structures, communications, signals, electric traction, and tack usage procedures.
•    Extensive skills in advance leadership and management with the ability to motivate others; effective writing/presentation and interpersonal communication skills; time management; conflict resolution and conducting formal investigations.
•    Extensive knowledge of Roadway Worker Protection; NORAC/General Code Operating Rules; MW1000, AMT 2, AMT23, AMT 27 Hazard Communication (Right to Know) and personal protective equipment.
•    Ability to be on call 24/7.
•    Prior satisfactory job performance is required.
•    Assists in organizing, developing and presenting programs to ensure Amtrak’s supervisory staff is familiar with, understand and implement measures and programs to increase productivity and/or comply with policy and stand during the course of their regular duties.
•    Demonstrated experience of effectively communicating orally and written outside of the organization.
•    Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office.

•    Above plus Extensive experience in the railroad industry.
•    Demonstrated experience in project management, administration, planning and scheduling and contact and labor agreements management.
•    Demonstrated experience in using Amtrak’s business, operations and financial systems.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:40373
Posting Location(s):New York
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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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