Lead Analyst - 90298642 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

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The Lead Analyst – Project Administration/Engineering Services supports a region or program in fulfilling requirements for project reporting and administration. This role is responsible for supporting and enforcing enterprise work processes or systems of control and reporting on cost, schedule, and progress measurement for capital construction. 
Individuals in this role use technical knowledge and related experience to identify and document requirements, processes, tools, and artifacts needed to support project delivery or to comply with internal and external administrative requirements.  In addition to their direct line supervision, individuals in this role will also have indirect supervision from a senior level Program Manager or PMO Leader.


•    Works with project and program leadership and controls teams primarily in the Engineering Department. Act as a liaison between project staff and the Engineering Program Management Office.
•    Supports capital planning data collection for project intake, project change requests, and annual capital submissions in compliance with Engineering and Enterprise requirements.
•    Maintains Engineering annual capital plan data in the Finance intake system 
•    Enters budget requests or adjustments into the Finance system and tracks as necessary
•    Supports project management team in the compilation and reporting of progress and financial data for Engineering Project Delivery portfolio
•    Supports project management team in complying with Engineering project change management processes and associated requirements from Finance or funding stakeholders.
•    Performs administrative processes for cost capture on reimbursable projects.
•    Assists in development of reporting mechanisms on project performance  
•    Supports procurement function within a region or program.
•    Supports project management team in administrative review of vendor invoices 
•    Monitors cost and expenditure reports and internal charges for labor and material for proper allocation of charges, identifies exceptions, and proposes corrections via journal entry.
•    Supports project management team in monitoring actuals against forecast and soliciting accruals, reversals (journal entries), or capitalization pursuant to attained progress
•    Supports implementation of Engineering PMO project / program management directives
•    Develops and maintains project controls business processes, tools, or tracking logs associated to assigned functions.
•    Performs quality checks and audits on project data
•    Supports internal status review meetings, Governance and Change Control Boards.
•    Works collaboratively with Engineering and Finance stakeholders, including virtual teams
•    Assists in preparation of workflow diagrams, SOPs, procedures, training materials, and other similar products to support the business function
•    Performs other related duties as required


•    Minimum 6 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
•    Must have work authorization in the United States



•    7-8 years of relevant experience preferred

•    Advanced Excel skills
•    Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.
•    PMP certification
•    Six Sigma Green Belt or process improvement training
•    Experience with SAP
•    Experience with PowerBI and/or Tableau
•    Experience with estimating and/or scheduling applications (Primavera, MS Project, RSMeans)
•    Experience with databases


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:70524
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

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.

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.


POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical