Sr Manager, Project Implementation Planning- 90331142 - Philadelphia

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Position available in Amtrak locations between Washington DC & New York, NY. 

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Senior Manager, Work Planning is responsible for leading and managing initiatives that support long-range work planning across Amtrak’s portfolio of capital projects to ensure project readiness and promote effective and efficient project delivery. This position will support the development of an implementation action plan for accomplishing Amtrak’s scope of work identified in the NEC Commission’s CONNECT NEC 2035 plan. It will also lead Amtrak’s engagement in the CONNECT NEC planning process and ensure alignment between Commission plans and internal Amtrak plans. This position will support the Director in organizational change management efforts necessary to accomplish the objectives of the department’s new Project Services organization.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Lead and manage complex, strategic initiatives that support long-range work planning (e.g., outage, workforce, and equipment planning and resource allocation) across Amtrak’s portfolio of capital projects. 
•Support organizational change management efforts necessary to accomplish the objectives of the department’s new Project Services organization. Support development of a RACI Matrix outlining work planning roles and responsibilities across departments. 
•Promote collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g., Service Delivery & Operations Dept., Strategy & Planning Dept., Finance Dept.) and external stakeholders (e.g., FRA, NEC state and commuter rail partners, NEC Commission staff).
•Lead Amtrak’s engagement in the NEC Commission’s CONNECT NEC planning process and ensure alignment between Commission plans and internal Amtrak plans. 
•Manage consultant team(s) supporting development of implementation action plan for accomplishing Amtrak’s scope of work identified in the NEC Commission’s CONNECT NEC 2035 plan. Ensure adherence to scope, schedule, and budget for consultant contract(s); manage all issues and risks affecting the project; establish effective communication protocols for conveying project status to stakeholders.
•Establish and implement resource allocation guidelines in coordination with relevant internal departments and ensure adherence to guidelines in resource allocation decisions.
•Analyze challenges, problems, and process breakdowns to ensure that lessons learned are used to improve work planning and project delivery practices; identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities to various levels of management.
•Prepare request for proposals (RFPs) to obtain consultant support for department-led initiatives and projects as needed.
•Effectively contribute to a safe and secure work environment for employees and travel experience for customers; demonstrate necessary leadership to support a zero incident and injury culture within Amtrak. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business, Engineering, or a closely related field.
•9+ years of relevant experience in project management and/or transportation planning with an emphasis on management and oversight of complex, strategic initiatives and projects.

Advanced Knowledge of: 
•Principles and practices of project management; capital planning and reporting; work planning (for capital construction projects); and project delivery.
•Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Power Point, and Word; familiarity with Microsoft Project and Visio.

Skills and Abilities to:
•Communicate clearly and concisely in verbal and written form, including ability to articulate complex issues, and effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
•Effectively manage time, set priorities, and achieve results in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
•Motivate and support people across the organization to work collaboratively to produce superior results; maintain a teamwork environment; work diplomatically across teams with varying objectives; solicit alternative points of view and objectively articulate the strengths and weaknesses of various options to reach an informed decision.
•Identify problems and develop and implement solutions; facilitate effective conflict resolution; network with internal and external stakeholders and leverage relationships to resolve complex project issues; exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions.
•Understand, interpret, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, contracts, and labor/management agreements.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•11+ years of experience in project management and/or transportation planning with an emphasis on management and oversight of complex, strategic initiatives and projects.
•Amtrak’s operations, mission, goals, and business lines.

Advanced Knowledge of:
•Theories, principles, and practices of passenger railroad systems design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
•Railroad basic infrastructure and components, including track, structures, communications, signals, and electric traction systems.

Experience with and understanding of key stakeholders:
•U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Railroad Administration
•NEC Commission organization and membership
•Relevant Congressional Committees and their membership
•State and local governments
•Commuter railroads
•Freight railroads


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.,

 

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Requisition ID:102228
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; Delaware; District of Columbia; New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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.



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