Project Mgr - Host Railroads- 90291020 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Project Manager is responsible for managing multiple moderate complexity State of Good Repair (SOGR), safety, capacity, efficiency and strategic projects on host railroad infrastructure as a medium size component of a larger project or program. Individuals in this role use significant technical knowledge and related experience to accomplish project objectives by planning, evaluating and managing execution of project activities with moderate level of supervision from a Senior Project or Senior Principal 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 across multiple Amtrak departments, including Business Lines, Law, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Engineering, Operations, Real Estate, and Finance as well as vendors and host railroads to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of major project milestones. 
• Assist project team members, subject matter experts, and project sponsors with the definition of project scope and objectives by involving relevant stakeholders, identifying requirements and ensuring technical feasibility.
• Assist in the development of agreements with host railroads nationwide for the implementation of the SOGR, safety, capacity, efficiency and strategic projects.
• Work with impacted areas of the company to secure adequate resources, materials and funding.    
• Develop detailed project schedule with some assistance from Program Manager and/or 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 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 of vendor’s delivery timeline and escalate of vendor related issues through the appropriate escalation process. 
• Develop and maintain of required project management artifacts in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations. 
• Identify efficiencies and recommend of process improvements to reduce costs and add value. 


• Ability to read and interpret contracts and apply their provisions uniformly in a variety of circumstances.
• Solid project management skills with prior experience managing medium complexity projects involving multiple departments. 
• Strong communication 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.  
• Skilled in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project).  
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of project management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
• PMP (Must be willing to obtain within 12 months of date of hire). 
• Must have work authorization in the United States. 


• Prior experience working in transportation industry 
• Experience working with or for host railroads
• Familiarity or experience with freight railroad operations and economics
• Experience in contract and agreement writing and administration


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:57462
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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