Lead Construction Quality Assurance Analyst - 90302605 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values 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 position supports compliance with Capital Delivery project management policies, procedures, and best practice.  The Lead Project\Construction Quality Assurance Analyst identifies process improvement actions.   This role is responsible for analyzing work processes and systems, improve project outcomes, attain effective reporting on projects and portfolios, promote financial stewardship, and increase project delivery output.



  • Prepare audit / compliance monitoring plans, to include design of sampling and test plans for process measurement and control
  • Conduct audits, surveys, sampling, measurements and performance reviews on a project, program, or portfolio to assess compliance with policies, procedures, and/or best practices.
  • Identify gaps and inefficiencies and presents recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management
  • Supports development of scope for corrective action or improvement projects
  • Track and monitor (or implement) corrective / preventive actions
  • Conduct process and value mapping activities
  • Supports data integrity by planning and performing quality checks and audits on project /portfolio data
  • Supports data projects, tools, or initiatives on behalf of Capital Delivery
  • Develops and maintains instructions, policies, procedures, and standards related to project management or project controls.
  • Develops and delivers training pursuant to department and/or program goals, to include policy, procedure, business process, or tool changes.
  • Perform any other tasks to support quality assurance and process improvement of the Capital Delivery practices, systems, tools, and data (e.g., training, research, ad-hoc compliance checks, data quality checks, root cause analysis, sensitivity analysis, pareto studies, etc.).



  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant experience in a quality control and\or assurance function and a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, or 10 years’ experience without a degree.
  • Valid Driver’s License or ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related functions.
  • Must have work authorization in the United States.
  • Lean Six Sigma or process improvement training, certification, and/ or experience
  • Experienced in use of statistical analysis tools (Excel, SPSS, EngineRoom)
  • Familiarity with project management methods, techniques, standards, and best practices
  • Experience drafting technical documents such as standard practices, technical specifications, procedures, or policies
  • Ability to clearly organize and present reports, and other related technical information to upper management
  • Experienced in developing and delivering training
  • Intermediate to advanced PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to research, analyze, and apply contracts, agreements, policies, laws, rules, standards, and regulations to identify requirements and ensure compliance
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate performance gaps, and implement new business processes, tools, methods, and techniques to improve performance or output.


  • ASQ\Six Sigma certification
  • Proficient in applied statistics and design of experiments
  • Familiarity with Primavera P6/SAP and other project management systems/ tools.
  • Construction industry experience

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $103,000 – $133,000.   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:74670
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; New Jersey; New York
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