Senior Director Project Cost Estimating

Employer
Amtrak
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 05, 2022
Closes
Dec 08, 2022
Ref
724373772
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Your success is a train ride away!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 "A< oeDo the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First' are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, "A< oeBuilding 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. This position can be headquartered in either New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC. SUMMARY OF DUTIES:The Senior Director, Project Cost Estimating is responsible for managing and directing Amtrak's project cost estimating function, within the Capital Delivery Department. Amtrak is embarking on the largest capital program of in its history; the Senior Director, Project Cost Estimating will provide the leadership and management of the estimating function in support of a $30b+ Capital Delivery program which is inclusive of projects and programs renewing bridges, tunnels, stations, rolling stock and maintenance facilities. These programs include large-scale and long-lived, complex, and cross-departmental infrastructure, some of the largest projects in the nation. The Senior Director, Project Cost Estimating provides functional oversight and support for the estimating team as well as support to project teams for major changes. The incumbent sets the policies, procedures and performance metrics for the function. The Senior Director, Project Cost Estimating also directs all activities within the estimating department, including budgeting, staff scheduling and development, training, performance evaluations, and departmental goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Establish policies and procedures related to Project Cost Estimating, including estimate approval processes, independent reviews, continuous improvement, market feedback on pricing, and contingency development.Develop and train staff to develop high quality estimates and/or review estimates by others.Manage assignments of estimating resources to projects to support project development and approval, as well as major procurements. Coordinate and collaborate with project teams, Amtrak Finance department, and external stakeholders such as the Federal Railroad Administration and state partners, to provide transparency and accountability through effective project cost estimation, inclusive of appropriate contingency, at all stages of project development and delivery. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project Management/ Construction Management, Business or related field, plus a minimum of 12+ years of experience in Estimating, project controls and/or capital project construction. In lieu of degree, 16+ year of experience in Estimating, project controls, construction and project deliveryDeep understanding and application of core business systems for the successful delivery of capital programs, portfolios and projects: P6, SAP, ARIBA, MAXIMO, HARDDOLLAR etc. Deep expertise and direct experience in Estimating large-scale design and construction projects.Experience managing project controls teams (managing personnel producing project estimates, budgets and schedules), including demonstrated track record of developing estimating talent. Experience developing people through training, coaching and ability to properly structure and allocate resources to enable consistent, high-performance across a portfolio.Strong Leadership skills, with proven ability to build teams, lead technically and/or politically challenging projects. Demonstrated ability to partner with multiple stakeholders to ensure company strategic interests in addition to recognizing and pricing risks.Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to distill complex information and decisions and tailor presentations to a variety of audiences, ranging from junior employees to executive, board and congressional level reports.Strong understanding of the application of core business systems for project delivery and for Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (EPPM): P6, SAP, ARIBA, MAXIMO, etc. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:Experience with capital delivery within railroad operating environment strongly preferred.Experience working on/estimating a range of delivery models (DBB, DB, CMAR, Delivery Partner) and variety of project sizes (range ~$1m to $500m+)Master's in business, Law or Project Management / Construction ManagementPMP/PMI CertificationOffice based environment with frequent field visits to understand programs, portfolios, and projects nation-wide, and particularly concentrated along the Northeast corridor (Washington, DC to Boston, MA). COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The salary/hourly range is $179,250-$232,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, 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:155670Posting Location(s):District of ColumbiaJob 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 A' | 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 USC A' | 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

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