Deputy Chief Engineer - 90230792 - Philadelphia
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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Has the overall responsibility and oversight for directing the 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, Electric Traction and equipment to provide best in class safe and reliable operation. Works closely with Workforce Management to ensure that resources are being correctly used for all maintenance activities.
Responsibility to promote and execute on processes and systems that deliver continuous improvement for Safety, Productivity, Financials and Customer Service.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Deputy Chief Engineer-Maintenance is responsible for all engineering maintenance including planning, estimating, scheduling, inspections and maintenance of all infrastructures on Amtrak’s owned or leased property nationally which includes Track, C&S Electric Traction, Bridges and Facilities. Oversees all tests inspection and maintenance of the infrastructure functions including audits and inspections to ensure compliance with Amtrak, Federal, State and local requirements. Responsible for all aspects of finance, budget, safety, project management and procurement/materials management relative to the design, construction and maintenance of all infrastructure facilities. Coordinates with the system office for assistance in failure reductions and reviews failure data to resolve commonality. Overall responsibility for ensuring tests and inspections are documented properly and available for review by the FRA. Oversees maintenance, and construction projects and ensures compliance with Amtrak standards.
Responsible for all aspects of repair, procurement, specifications and day-to-day services for work equipment under maintenance.
Work directly with Division Engineers to drive programs and processes and achieve the expected goals in the areas of safety, overtime, defect reduction, absenteeism, utilization of manpower, and equipment to realize marked safety improvement and production optimization by reducing FRA reportable injuries. Also leads the Engineering organization on researching, implementing and executing best practices to improve Safety, Productivity, Financials, and Customer Service.
Work in parallel with other line/field management to develop and promote field programs for optimum production in a safe work environment.
Coordinate all production gangs, division maintenance forces, and Track, Communications & Signals, Electric Traction, Structures and Production disciplines to determine performance levels, cost competitiveness in the marketplace, and efficiency in utilizing annual maintenance, capital and reimbursable budgets.
Works closely with PMO and discipline DCE’s to ensure productive and flexible use of labor to ensure positive outcomes for capital and SOGR projects.
Oversee the planning, integration, scheduling and management of Amtrak resources required to accomplish short and long-range programs and projects from conceptual design to project implementation and closeout within scope, schedule and budget. Guide the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, systems, policies and procedures.
Develop and foster interpersonal relationships and provide guidance, direction and support to subordinates and cross-functional teams to ensure the effective utilization of Amtrak resources such that all financial and schedule aspects of projects and programs are properly managed and controlled. Build and maintain both internal and external partnerships to accomplish Engineering objectives and goals.
Provide leadership that will result in sustained safety excellence, high levels of internal and external customer satisfaction and professional development of all Engineering department employees. Ensures sustainability by guiding succession planning for key positions in chain of command. Role models Amtrak values and promotes diversity in all aspects. Direct, develop and implement Business Operations strategies for the Engineering Department at the field level. Responsible for all facets of the operations including leadership, direction and coordination of the Engineering Departments major goals and objectives, including safety, security, financial controls and customer satisfaction. Part of a team that lead efforts in developing the strategic business plan for the Engineering Department.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Extensive experience in project and inventory management, technical design, supervision, planning and scheduling, budget and finance, contracts management, field production methods, agency coordination, railroad maintenance, construction methods, operations and procedures • Proven leadership in operations, cost reduction, process improvement, asset utilization, program and organizational management and a demonstrated understanding of railroad operations • Extensive experience in project and inventory management; technical design supervision, planning and scheduling; budget and finance; contracts management; field production methods; agency coordination; railroad maintenance; construction methods; operations and procedures • 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 skills in advanced leadership and management with the ability to motivate others; effective writing and presentation skills; conduct meetings and interviews; interpersonal communications; time management, conflict resolution and conducting formal investigations • Proven track record as a Safety Leader and advocate with success driving a safety culture supporting employee engagement and safe behaviors • Prior labor experience preferably with Railway Labor Act
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Initiates and assists in the development of the infrastructure capital program budget. • Plans and prepares the maintenance budget to ensure efficiency and effectiveness while achieving positive trends for SOGR and capital project execution. • Has input in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements • Conducts scheduled inspections and assists in the infrastructure audits • Plans and forecasts vehicle and equipment requirements for maintenance and construction projects and programs. • Manages Engineering bulletins, assignments and roster functions for agreement personnel • Has input in the development of and adherence to job position descriptions, succession planning, employee development, compensation levels and promotion and discipline programs
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Requisition ID:34486Posting Location(s):PennsylvaniaPersonnel Area:PA08Job Family/Function:Engineering Relocation Offered:No Education Requirements:Bachelors DegreeTravel Requirements:Up to 50% Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus years of experienceAmtrak 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.