Project Controls Mgr - 90363130 - New York

Date: Dec 5, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

Company: Amtrak

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Individuals in this role will act as a Master Scheduler for a project and develop project schedules, dashboards, cost, and resource performance reports, to enable efficient and effective project delivery for both the Highline Renewal SOGR: Dock Bridge Project & The Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project. This individual is responsible for using existing enterprise tools, systems and work processes to drive effective planning and control within an integrated project scheduling system for a specific project. The project control manage is responsible for managing the project's financial and scheduling aspects, including project planning, monitoring, and reporting. The specialist will collaborate with the project management team and stakeholders to ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards. 


The Dock Bridge is located on the NEC and spans the tidally influenced and navigable Lower Passaic River connecting Newark and Harrison. Dock Bridge was originally constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad between 1929 and 1935. The Project will improve rail service, bring the bridge to a state of good repair, improve worker safety, enhance visual aesthetics, and address negative environmental impacts through structural steel painting and repairs, installation of straight rail to replace moveable miter rails, concrete pier repair and fender replacement, and the installation of a targeted cathodic protection system designed to slow or stop concrete support corrosion. This work will prolong the life of the bridge and eliminate the need to perform more costly rehabilitation work in the future, improve travel times for intercity rail passengers, enhance worker safety and restore the aesthetics of a marquee infrastructure asset to bestow a sense of dignity and pride to two communities that have faced decades of disinvestment. This project is an important part of the Gateway program.


The Sawtooth Bridges, originally built in 1907, have far exceeded their useful life. Located in the Meadowlands in Kearny, New Jersey between Newark Penn Station and Secaucus Junction, the bridges have become a chokepoint on the nationally significant NEC.  The Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project will achieve a state of good repair, enhance the reliability and resiliency of rail service, and allow for future capacity improvements along this critical corridor of the NEC.  This project is an integral part of the overall Gateway Program. 



  • Collaborate with project director and team leads to create detailed project schedules that outline the activities, milestones, and deliverables required for successful project completion. 
  • Evaluate schedule change requests, assess their impact on project timelines, and collaborate with project stakeholders to manage schedule modifications effectively. 
  • Regularly monitor and track project progress against the established plans and schedules and identify any deviations, delays, or potential risks and report them to relevant stakeholders. 
  • Ensure schedule data accuracy and consistency, adhering to scheduling standards and best practices, and implementing improvements as necessary. 
  • Continuously improve scheduling processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance project execution and overall organizational efficiency. 
  • Collect ongoing performance data as input to schedule progress such as installed quantities, expended labor and other progress measurement data. 
  • Work with the Program team to maintain a weekly updated project schedule to identify critical path and notify leadership for any delays in the schedule.    
  • Collaborate with project director, team members, and stakeholders to develop comprehensive project plans, including scope definition, scheduling, resource allocation, and budgeting. 
  • Identify potential risks and issues that could impact the project's success. Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address these risks. 
  • Ensure compliance with Amtrak project management standards and policies, third-party requirements, industry best practices, or project-specific requirements in the delivery of project control functions. 
  • Manage Controls data via EPPM, SharePoint or any other approved EPMO systems and tools. 
  • Track potential changes, ensuring estimates of cost and schedule changes are given visibility.  
  • Develop reporting mechanisms, dashboards and presentations about project performance indicators and feed this data to ensure a cohesive picture of the Project/program and/or portfolio. 
  • Prepare regular progress reports on project schedules, status updates, and forecasting, communicating relevant information to project stakeholders, management, and team members. 
  • Manage project documentation, including contracts, change order, and other project related documents.  
  • Other duties as assigned  



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Project Management, Architecture, Construction Management).  
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools for scheduling, budgeting, and reporting (e.g., Microsoft Project, Primavera). 
  • Proven experience in project management and project control, preferably in a similar industry or domain. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with various stakeholders and team members. 
  • Attention to detail and a focus on delivering high-quality results. 
  • Demonstrated project controls, schedule skills (schedule management, schedule reporting) & financial skills (budget management, financial reporting)  
  • Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service  
  • Ability to organize and present project portfolio reports, proposals, and other related portfolio information  
  • Mastery of project controls tools and work processes. 
  • Must have work authorization in the United States.  



  • Graduate Degree  
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work  
  • PMP in good standing. 
  • Licensed Professional Engineer. 
  • Understanding of railroad business functions, operations, and design and construction processes. 
  • Previous railroad, heavy civil and bridge projects in the design and/or construction phases. 
  • Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.   
  • PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, CCP or PSP certification  
  • Six Sigma Black Belt



  • Office building environment. 
  • Work in cubicle setting; stand, sit, bend, twist, use file drawers. 
  • Sit at computer to complete assignments, projects, and majority of tasks. 
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • Hybrid work environment; 3 days in office, Tuesday - Thursday once cleared by manager.
  • May travel up to 25% when needed. 



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $113,200.00 - $146,664.00. 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:159468
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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