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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Senior Engineer is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing various business process improvements for the Infrastructure Maintenance and & Construction Services Department performing system-wide benchmarking, reviewing work practices, policies, procedures, data, budgets, agreements, work standards, and other relevant documentation to ensure efficiency and economies of scale to support the divisions and disciplines in creating a uniform and consistent structure. The position will develop business process improvements that generate the data required by the department to manage work force effectiveness of asset management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Develop and implement process improvement programs to enhance productivity and process performance to increase workforce productivity, reduce unit costs, and enhance asset utilization • Review existing business practices to identify opportunities to improve resource utilization, maximize inventory efficiency, and improve the quality of process outcomes. • Coordinate with the Enterprise Asset Management team to understand and document Engineering business processes and work practices. Suggest process improvements to streamline processes. • Lead efforts to ensure that major financial investments and business process changes are supported with sound financial analysis through the development of solid business cases • Support the implementation of Infrastructure Maintenance and & Construction Services Department’s Asset Management Strategy by 1) establishing force account requirements to perform prescribed preventive maintenance plans; 2) build production standards of maintenance and operations work; and 3) coordinate the development of standard bills of material and equipment needs in support of preventive maintenance plans • Lead efforts to enable data driven decision making by Engineering supervision and management. • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal processes and controls and recommend enhancements to data retrieval, documentation, and process flow.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field or the equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. • Demonstrated ability to collect, summarize and analyze financial and operational information • Proven experience with business process development and mapping and working knowledge of enterprise asset work management processes • Familiarity with and ability to apply key concepts in all areas of project management including strategic planning, impact studies, budgetary analysis, logistical planning and organizational relationships • Proven skills in developing strategies and objectives to meet the needs of the corporation • Demonstrated ability to build rapport within all levels of the organization and to communicate effectively with Department heads • Ability to communicate complex concepts at all levels • Demonstrated ability lead and manage organizational change • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Working knowledge of asset, work, and maintenance management best practices and processes for the rail industry. • Demonstrated work experience in railroad engineering management systems (or related field) • Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field • Understanding of Maximo, asset and work management system, organizational and business processes • Working knowledge of ISO 55000, PAS 55, or other Asset Management standards • Related workforce management experience
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
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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.
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.
Our employees serve more than 31 million passengers every year. For us, that means more than 31 million chances to make a difference for every one of our customers every year. Our goal is to connect talented people to the Amtrak career opportunities that match them the best – whether you are just starting your career, looking for a new opportunity or an experienced career professional. With your participation, we will provide you with career growth and satisfaction through a wide range of professional and personal opportunities that will help you balance work and life.
We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want it to be a fun and 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 based culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your personal and professional goals.