Project Mgr - 90373866 - New York

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

Company: Amtrak

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The Project Manager is responsible for managing moderate complexity engineering construction projects within the Major Power Portfolio. Individuals in this role use significant technical knowledge and related experience to accomplish project objectives by planning, evaluating, and managing the execution of project activities with a moderate level of supervision from a senior-level Program or Portfolio Manager. The role requires regular analytical reporting of project status, risks, issues, cost, and schedule performance to the senior management as well as project team members.



  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of project tasks
  • Assist project team members, Subject Matter Experts, and Sponsor with the definition of project scope and objectives by involving relevant stakeholders, identifying requirements, and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Work with impacted areas of the company to secure adequate resources, materials, and funding
  • Develop and assist detailed project schedule with some assistance from Scheduler.
  • Perform continued maintenance, updating, and tracking of project schedule activities and progress reporting
  • Identify and manage dependencies between departments, systems, vendors, and assets
  • Coordinate Assessment of changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Manage project changes through established Governance Change Control process to ensure appropriate approvals
  • Identify and document project issues and risks and monitor the progress of mitigation actions.
  • Successfully establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external resources and key project stakeholders involved in project tasks and key critical path deliverables
  • Monitor vendor’s delivery timeline and escalate vendor-related issues through the appropriate escalation process
  • Ensure project adherence to the Amtrak Program Management methods and governance standards.
  • Identify efficiencies and recommend process improvements to reduce costs and add value.



  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of construction project or project management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience in planning, design, and/or construction of capital projects in railroad, public transportation, utility,  or other operating environment.
  • Strong project management skills with prior experience managing medium complexity projects involving multiple departments
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
  • Experience with managing cross-functional teams and cross-organizational implementations with multiple dependencies
  • Ability to consolidate project performance data into various types of communication and reporting vehicles to address both management and project team level audiences
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Qualified, or ability to qualify, in Roadway Worker Protection, and AMT-II. Must maintain qualifications while in position.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to project sites across the assigned territory and access the project sites safely and in compliance with all safety rules. Project sites are in a field environment and exposed to the elements.
  • Frequently travel to and visit project sites in all weather conditions as well as on nights and weekends as project schedules necessitate.
  • Valid Driver’s License.



  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management.
  • 5-7 years of construction project or program management experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience in planning, design, and/or construction of capital projects in a railroad, aviation, highway, maritime, military, or other operating environment.
  • Railroad industry experience
  • Experience with or working knowledge of railway systems.
  • Prior experience working in transportation industry
  • PMP certification



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $78,600.00 - $101,844.00. 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:161374
Posting Location(s):New York
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.