Dir Portfolio Management -(Digital Agile Coach)-90375367 -

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: US

Company: Amtrak

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 ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building 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 is a remote role which can be based anywhere in the US. 



The Director, Portfolio Management/Digital Agile Coaching is a member of the Agility Enablement leadership team reporting to the Director of Agile Transformation, responsible for coaching, mentoring, training, advising, and guiding a moderate-size portfolio of initiatives aligned to specific enterprise strategic objectives and value streams within a larger enterprise or functional Value Management Office (VMO).   This position may include management of the enterprise portfolio governance process, analysis of portfolio investments, and reporting to enable effective decision making and delivering business value for Amtrak. Individuals in this position may have direct reports and significant decision-making authority within prescribed parameters of the portfolios they manage. 




  • Collaborates on the creation and evolution of the Agile Transformation roadmap and supports driving Agile Transformation activities across the organization.
  • Supports development and monitoring of Lean-Agile adoption/maturity metrics to aid in accelerating overall Agile Transformation efforts and to gauge the maturity progress of new and existing portfolios/ARTs/teams
  • Partners closely with business partners to analyze new projects and readiness for governance decisions and provides transparency of portfolio investments.
  • Supports the intake process of projects through the governance process and coaches the VMO on in Lean Portfolio Management practices for the financials of the portfolio of work, monitoring actuals and working with the project managers to review forecasting against budgets.
  • Helps hire Agility Enablement staff and coaches and mentors Agile project management staff, and ensure’ s team’s adherence and input into the enterprise project management methodologies and standards
  • Facilitates the enterprise governance process and high visibility project status review meetings for executive audiences.
  • Manages portfolio management artifacts, decisions, communications, metrics, and reporting.
  • Develops and maintains processes and procedures, standards and other key artifacts to enable appropriate enterprise-level project management methods and disciplines.
  • Builds strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the business challenges and opportunities.
  • Creates a collaborative partnership among executive leaders and portfolio stakeholders and enables resource demand planning, change management, and project pipeline planning decisions.
  • Supports the creation of Agile project management best practices, tools, and ways for Amtrak to drive efficiency in order to reduce costs and add value.
  • Collaborates with other leaders across the enterprise to build consensus and align portfolio dependencies
  • Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and standards


  • A minimum of 11 years relevant work experience with Bachelor’s degree or any combination of relevant education and work experience
  • PMP certification in good standing
  • Mastery of project and portfolio management skills (project intake, resource demand planning, budget management)
  • Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
  • Demonstrated skill running effective meetings and getting buy-in and participation from executive leaders
  • Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels
  • Ability to organize and present project portfolio reports, proposals, and other related portfolio information
  • Facilitate governance, project reviews, steering, and other project related meetings
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), MS SharePoint
  • Must have work authorization in the United States.


  • Graduate degree
  • Enterprise PMO/Portfolio delivery and/or governance experience
  • Scaled Agile Practice Consultant (SPC) 6.0
  • AgilityHealth Enterprise Business Agility (EBAS) Certification
  • AgilityHealth Facilitator (AHF) Certification
  • Jira Align, Jira Software, Confluence, Figjam, MS Teams
  • Transportation industry experience is a plus


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $163,000 - $211,140 Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, 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:161353
Posting Location(s):N/A
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.