SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Plans and manages the Mid-Atlantic Division capital construction programs and construction and maintenance projects that support the Amtrak business plan.
• 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.
• Assumes the role of Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) on all third party contracts.
• Responsible for all aspects of project management including scope, schedule, and budget at the division level.
• Manages the planning, initiation, start-up, construction, inspection and closeout of Capital Construction Projects performed by Amtrak and contract employees on Amtrak property.
• Assumes supervisory responsibilities in a matrix organization for projects that do not fall within the confines of the functional organization.
• Provides site-specific technical expertise to ensure that all work performed meets Amtrak and industry guidelines and standards.
• Maintains and updates a scheduling and manpower database.
• Coordinates multi-disciplinary participation for Capital Construction Projects.
• Monitors project progress and implements effective controls to maintain project scope, schedule and budget.
• Coordinates the efficient use of labor, material, equipment, 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.
Notifies engineering management of impending constructability issues and recommends possible solution.
• Monitors all correspondence logs, including general correspondence with the contractors, designers, internal Amtrak personnel, regulatory agencies and private interest groups.
Reports all problems or unusual occurrences that may affect on-time performance to the Division Engineer immediately.
Knowledge of FRA regulation, NORAC, AMT2, RWP, MW 1000, AMT 23 / 27. Prior satisfactory job performance is required.
• Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge of train operation, railroad maintenance and construction methods.
• Demonstrated experience in the Principles of Project Management
• Demonstrated skill using PC-based work processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point) sufficient to prepare effective business analysis and presentations.
• Demonstrated experience in working with multiple team members.
• Proven ability in the exercising of considerable judgment and initiative.
• Some experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts Management.
• Some experience in Project Management.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Demonstrated experience in Planning/Scheduling, Administration and Contracts management
• Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment.
• Demonstrated experience with Project Management & Estimating software systems.
• Demonstrated experience in project management.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience