Deputy Chief Engineer - 90001570 - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 
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Job Description

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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.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Deputy Chief Engineer-Electric Traction has the overall responsibility and oversight for directing the Engineering Department ET design, construction, Operation and Maintenance, Training, Compliance and Standard Operating procedures. This includes specifying equipment and material to provide continued safe and reliable operation of the electric traction facilities. The individual should be an industry known technical expert in the electric traction field.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Initiates and assists in the development of the infrastructure capital program budget.
• Plans and prepares the maintenance budget.
• Extensive technical knowledge of traction power operations, contingency planning and emergency response to catenary, substation, signal power and transmission systems.
• 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.
• Plans, schedules, estimates and manages the force account work for infrastructure capital projects.
• Has input in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
• Coordinates with the DCE Maintenance for the plans and implementation of Engineering’s Safety Plan.
Supports and implements the employee technical training and developmental programs.
• Conducts scheduled inspections and assists in the infrastructure audits.
• Complies with Engineering policy, procedures, and standards.
• Assists in planning and forecasting RWP protection requirements.
• Initiates and assists in the development of the infrastructure capital program budget.
• Plans and prepares the maintenance budget.
• Extensive technical knowledge of traction power operations, contingency planning and emergency response to catenary, substation, signal power and transmission systems.
• 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.
• Plans, schedules, estimates and manages the force account work for infrastructure capital projects.
• Has input in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
• Coordinates with the DCE Maintenance for the plans and implementation of Engineering’s Safety Plan and Supports and implements the employee technical training and developmental programs.
• Conducts scheduled inspections and assists in the infrastructure audits.
• Complies with Engineering policy, procedures, and standards.
• Assists in planning and forecasting RWP protection requirements.
• Plans and forecasts vehicle and equipment requirements for maintenance, production, and construction projects and programs.
• Manages the Load Dispatchers and Power Director Offices
• Manages the SCADA systems for the electric traction facilities
• Has input in the development of and adherence to job position descriptions, compensation levels, and promotion and discipline programs.

• Responds to and resolves infrastructure failures and unusual emergencies by supporting the DCE Maintenance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• B.S. Degree in Engineering or extensive railroad work experience including demonstrated supervisory experience and extensive maintenance, production and construction experience.
• 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.
• Known in the industry as a Technical Expert in traction power operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Extensive skills in advanced leadership and management; effective writing and presentations; conducting meetings and interviews; interpersonal communications; time management; conflict resolution and conducting formal investigations
• Licensed Professional Engineer preferred
• Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment.
• Prior satisfactory job performance is required.

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:41137
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
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


Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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