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AECOM Senior Construction Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company Description

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Job Description

Our AMTRAK team is seeking a Senior (Deputy Program Manager) for Construction. This is a REMOTE US based position with 20% travel.

The Amtrak ADA Stations Program (ADASP) is responsible for bringing Amtrak stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADASP implements design and construction of infrastructure improvements to provide accessibly to Amtrak’s intercity rail transportation system. This position will be part of a Joint Venture (AECOM & Jacobs) that is providing staff and services to Amtrak.

Deputy Construction Manager (Deputy Program CM) Responsibilities

The Nationwide Construction Manager is responsible for the overall Construction Management of the ADA Stations Program (380 stations in 46 states). The Deputy CM supports the National CM, which includes administering many of the same responsibilities. Responsibilities include:

  • Construction Management at Amtrak stations on a national basis

  • Development and implementation of staffing plans for CM staff Support a culture of safety on all projects

  • Support Amtrak with the continued multi-year planning of construction projects

  • Support Amtrak’s procurements of construction contractors and consultants

  • Act as the primary point of contact for construction oversight

  • Provide oversight of the Construction General Contractor (GC) during construction, monitor construction status, schedule, issues, and develop resolution and mitigation strategies, with assistance from regional on-site resident engineering, management, and quality assurance personnel

  • Interface with other Department Leaders including interface with procurement

  • Provide guidance regarding construction quality issues and non-conforming work, schedule impacts, change orders, and other issues

  • Ensure punch list, substantial completion inspections, special testing, equipment commissioning, training and final close-out of stations construction is satisfactorily completed

  • Work with design teams to provide constructability reviews and Amtrak Operations to ensure construction work does not impact active station operations

  • Report construction status as requested. Ensure Audits take place to verify the procedures are implemented

Additional Construction Manager responsibilities which might be supported by the COTR/Resident Engineer:

  • Keeping Amtrak informed of project progress and project issues.

  • Monitoring the construction for cost events, schedule, safety issues, quality issues and overall administration

  • Preparation of monthly reports if required by Program Director

  • If the RE is not available, running weekly project progress meetings with GC, CM and other required personnel, including developing and maintaining meeting minutes. Minutes to address, at a minimum; safety, quality, budget, schedule, and project issues. Specifications provide a recommended agenda.

  • Ensure the CM Staff is documenting the Project with all required documents, records, and corresponding storage of these Project documents and records in unifier.

  • Ensure the Project Close Out Process is completed.

  • Support the processing and review of GC requests for progress payments.

Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR)/Resident Engineer (RE) Responsibilities

The Construction Manager (aka Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR)/Resident Engineer (RE) is responsible for providing technical and construction oversight of several concurrent construction contracts throughout the contracting life cycle from solicitation through final acceptance of contractor’s work and contract closeout. The COTR/RE is the appointed technical liaison between the Contracting Official and a contractor. The COTR/RE monitors the contractor’s performance and provides technical advice to the Contracting Official and contractor within the scope of work for a contract. The COTR/RE is the primary point of contact regarding a contractor’s performance.

Construction projects will be at locations throughout the continental U.S.A. The COTR/RE’s work is performed primarily remotely (off-site approximately 80% of working time) with travel required to project locations to review the contractor’s work (on-site approximately 20% of working time).

The COTR/RE works directly with the Contracting Official, Design Manager and Designer of Record, and reports directly to the program’s National Construction Manager.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Engineering plus 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect, PE, CCM, or PMP

  • 10 years of construction management experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Construction oversite and inspection experience with a focus on facility renovation, historic preservation, rail transportation and ADA compliance.

  • Possess a valid license to drive within the U.S.A.

  • Communicate fluently in both the spoken and written English language

  • Willing and able to travel out of town +/- 20%

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $135,000.00 - $195,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10109323

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: Remote