SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The position of Senior Manager, Historic Properties will have responsibility for leading and managing reviews under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for Amtraks capital program projects, working with internal Amtrak and external project sponsors and other appropriate departments, Amtraks National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) team, State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) and Federal Railroad Administrative (FRA) staff to guide Amtrak projects through the Section 106 process. Also, evaluates Amtrak properties and determines preliminary eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
Evaluates projects in Amtraks capital program and capital projects undertaken on Amtrak property by third parties for NHPA impact.
Works directly and collaborates with internal and external project sponsors to mitigate NHPA impacts of projects.
Works with the Director, NEPA and Major Projects to ensure that Amtrak NEPA policies and procedures for tracking and managing NEPA reviews are followed.
Communicates directly with State Historic Preservation Officers and FRA staff on NHPA issues.
Develops comprehensive database of Amtrak owned and used historic resources.
Provides written reports and/or analysis to comply with NHPA requirements and publication of data as appropriate.
Determines preliminary eligibility of Amtrak sites/buildings for the National Register of Historic Places.
Professional degree in architecture or a state license to practice architecture.
At least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning or a closely related field.
Extensive experience on historic preservation projects.
Comprehensive knowledge of NHPA and historic preservation regulations.
Demonstrated experience coordinating complex assignments with multiple departments.
Demonstrated experience writing/reviewing plans, and reports.
Demonstrated experience negotiating/interacting with regulators.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working with multiple team members in a matrix organization
Experience using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software sufficient to prepare effective business analyses presentations. Self-motivated, ability to work independently.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Able to provide direction and technical support to Amtrak departments with capital projects.
Able to conduct presentations to stakeholders and senior management.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Experience with historic railroad stations, bridges and other rail infrastructure.
Project management experience.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Posting Location(s): Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function: Engineering
Relocation Offered: No
Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Employment Experience Requirements: 5 - 7 years of experience