Project Manager - 90347275 - Washington

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

The Northeast Corridor Commission is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join its hard-working and enthusiastic staff. The Commission was established by Congress in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 to coordinate the agencies that share the region’s core rail network. While the Commission is administratively hosted by Amtrak, it is an independent team of transportation professionals.

The Project Manager – Program Implementation will support the implementation activities for the Connect NEC 2035 (C35) plan through a highly collaborative multi-agency process. C35 provides a blueprint for the initial 15-year phase of the vision established in FRA’s 2017 NEC FUTURE Record of Decision. With passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Commission member agencies are preparing for significant financial resources to support its implementation. C35 defines projects and a coordinated sequencing approach for special projects and capital renewal works that can be implemented or be underway by 2035. The C35 projects are intended to advance the NEC toward a state-of-good repair (SOGR), improve reliability, make the network more resilient against disruptions, and set the stage for future growth.

This position can be located in Washington, DC, New York City or Philadelphia. Travel will be up to about 25%.


  • Support C35 implementation by participating in a consensus-driven program management process with the Commission’s member organizations.
  • Assist in the development of project/program implementation processes for the states and railroads to coordinate C35 activities.
  • Support working groups and other coordination activities with staff at various levels and in various roles and departments at stakeholder agencies as they gather, develop, refine, and communicate their service and infrastructure plans.
  • Support other Commission initiatives to ensure C35 implementation activities align with, and support future CONNECT NEC plans, five-year Capital Investment Plans, quarterly and annual reports, and implementation of the NEC Commuter and Intercity Rail Cost Allocation Policy.
  • Support management of consultants to supplement Commission staff resources. Responsible for day-to-day management of consultants to ensure that deliverables are on-time and on-budget.
  • Support the development of Commission reports, presentations, and other materials through data analysis and the development of written material.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Consensus-based stakeholder facilitation and coordination skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to translate technical analyses into meaningful and appropriate information for different audiences and purposes (staff-level coordination, executive-level action, education for elected officials and the public, etc.).
  • Ability to multi-task effectively while remaining flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and program management software similar to Primavera P6.




  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, policy, planning, or management from an accredited college or university.
  • Five to ten years transportation engineering or planning experience with an emphasis on passenger rail or public transportation.
  • Knowledge of rail infrastructure, construction, and operations along the Northeast Corridor.




  • Master’s degree in engineering, policy, planning, or management.
  • Direct experience in passenger rail, freight rail, or transit.
  • Direct experience managing consultants in the delivery of professional service-related projects.
  • Understanding or experience with NEC Commission activities.




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $80,000 - 104,000.   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:153431
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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 § 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 U.S.C. § 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.

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