Mgr Capital Construction – Amtrak

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 10-15+years

Job Description

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


Amtrak’s Penn Station – New York (PSNY) is the busiest transportation facility in the Western Hemisphere, serving over 600,000 passengers per day. PSNY consists of 21 tracks, fed by (7) tunnels and connects to (2) subway stations. The complex was expanded to include the Moynihan Train Hall in 2021. Amtrak’s PSNY Renewal Program intends to build upon the success of Moynihan through a full renovation of the existing PSNY ($6.5B Reconstruction) as well as increasing the capacity of PSNY by adding between 9 and 12 tracks ($10.5B Expansion) via the Gateway Program. All told, the Renewal Program will completely redefine one of America’s major transportation hubs and a New York City landmark. The Capital Construction – PSNY Department is responsible to execute this Renewal Program through design and construction, as well as support all other ancillary construction projects in and around PSNY, either Amtrak Capital or Third Party.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager Capital Construction, Penn Station New York, the successful candidate will execute all aspects of construction project management for design and construction projects. The incumbent will also interface with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.

The Manager Capital Construction provides project leadership and guidance for achieving best practices in construction management and project delivery methods. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Senior Manager to provide support in delivering projects that provide improved system safety and security, state of good repair, facility upgrades and enhancements, third party project support and system expansions. In addition, the incumbent coordinates the in-house construction efforts of the program within Amtrak-owned and/or maintained facilities and right-of-way.

• Lead project management team and dictate required resources. Has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination Integration, execution and tracking of individual PSNY Projects.
• Responsible for project management functions including design, review resource planning, provide information for scheduling and integration, implementation, cost control, reports and closeout with respect to design and construction of all PSNY projects, including the Penn Stations Reconstruction, Penn Station Expansion, and various other Capital Improvement/SOGR Projects, Tenant Fit-Outs and related third party projects as directed by the Senior Project Manager.
• Responsible for the implementation of technical standards, policies, and procedures related to a specific discipline
• Responsible for the development, planning, budgeting, coordination and scheduling of resources required to accomplish construction of the PSNY Construction Program
• Ensures effective utilization of Amtrak Program Management staff and force account labor
• Builds and maintains relationships with internal/external customers to accomplish objectives and provide effective communication
• Assist with the planning of PSNY projects to ensure the efficient use of resources and adherence to Amtrak’s business plan
• Assist with development of scope, schedules, estimates and cost-control measures for both short and long-term resource planning relating to the PSNY Construction Program
• Manages the oversight of project budgets
• Thorough understanding of SSSWP Requirements and SSSWP approval process to ensure timely approval to maintain construction contractor and project schedule

• Prior satisfactory job performance required
• Must have extensive railroad industry experience or relevant experience (e.g./ construction and field production methods, operations and procedures) sufficient to plan and direct activities
• Demonstrated project management and supervisory experience
• Demonstrated planning, scheduling, budget, and finance/cost control experience
• Knowledge of FRA regulations, OSHA requirements, and other federal, state, and local regulations and standards sufficient to ensure compliance
• Experience demonstrating skill using PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software (e.g., Word, Excel) sufficient to prepare correspondence and manage budget
• Demonstrated ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure and multiple priorities
• 7 years relevant experience required.

• Extensive construction project management and supervisory experience
• Knowledge of Amtrak policies, NORAC operating rules, RWP, AMT2, and MW1000 sufficient to ensure compliance
• Knowledge of applicable labor agreements sufficient to ensure compliance
• Strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop solutions
• Extensive experience in railroad maintenance and construction
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
• 10+ years’ experience preferred.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

The salary/hourly range is $109,250 – $141,580 for the Mgr Capital Construction and $129,830 – $168,260 for the Sr Mgr Capital Construction. 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

Requisition ID:157121

Posting Location(s):New York

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.

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