Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Engineer, Capital Construction is responsible for working with and reporting out on production metrics for the major capital Production work.

The Engineer, Capital Construction reports to the Senior Manager, Capital Construction for the Systemwide “Region”. This position will be Amtrak’s “on-site” representative during the construction phase of projects and works directly with field leadership. The general duties of this position will be to assist Production and Program Management leadership to construct a project in accordance with MW1000 specifications and to monitor/report on production metrics that provide the required data to help the project meet its established scope, schedule and budget.



• Assist Production and Program Management leadership to construct a project in accordance will all Amtrak Engineering Standards and Specifications (MW1000, etc.)
• Monitor and report on various production metrics to provide the required data to best meet the goals of the project.
• Work with Functional and Program/Project Manager to ensure the project is executed in accordance to the agreed upon scope, costs and schedule.
• Provide daily metrics to the Ops Desk so data can be entered into Engineering’s system of record.
• Provide weekly updates to the project manager on the status of project, including any issues that occurred.
• Perform weekly safety audits for the gang assigned to and upload into the system.
• Provide formal monthly project status reports addressing actual and forecast costs and schedules, production units, change of status, etc. to the Program Manager of the project.
• Attend progress meetings and report on project status.
• Working with the Program/Project Manager, review requests for change from the field and, if appropriate, prepares a potential change notice with appropriate justification for submission to PM.
• Attend project site walks and track outage planning meetings and offer guidance where appropriate. 
• Recommend policy/procedure improvements.
• Communicate and implement safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the corporation's safety vision and goals.
• Maintains, support, and promote a safe work environment while complying with all of Amtrak’s safety rules, policies, and procedures.
• Assists in the delivery and tracking of materials and/or equipment needed to support the project.



• Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, construction management or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities under tight constraints. 
• Must have the ability to coordinate efforts with other technical disciplines and have knowledge of scheduling, budgeting, and estimating.  
• Possess strategic and tactical skills required for planning and executing complex project work. 
• Strong leadership required, encompassing effective communication, motivation, and team building/team performance skills.
• Strong Safety Focus.
• Demonstrated experience in using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 
• Valid driver’s license




• Practitioner experience with construction and construction management.
• Demonstrated construction experience in a railroad environment.
• Licensed as professional engineer or architect
• Certified Construction Management (CCM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $93,080 - $120,630. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.​



Requisition ID:157126
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, more widely known as Amtrak®, is an equal opportunity employer offering a great career, exceptional benefits and competitive compensation, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Amtrak is America’s passenger railroad, employing over 18,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields, and serving over 20 million passengers each year across 500 railroad stations in 46 states. 

Amtrak is proud to be recognized as a leader in the transportation industry.  The success of our operation is the result of a quality-driven, productive workforce.  Our dedication to innovation, safety and commitment to our customers and employees enable us to consistently promote customer loyalty and employee appreciation. 

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