Project Manager (Capital Construction/Engineering) - 90297993 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Under the direction of the Senior Principal Project Manager, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing medium or highly complex capital construction projects, including large and complex components of the Intercity Trainset (ICT) Facilities Program. Individuals in this role use advance knowledge of project management processes and controls to accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities with some indirect supervision from the Senior Principal Project Manager and may have either direct reports or matrixed subordinate team members. The role requires regular analytical and metrics­based reporting to other staff, Executive Committees, and stakeholders


•    Delivers multiple complex  projects  of facility and railroad design and construction from project initiation to closeout.
•    Manages a multi-discipline team of subject matter experts and stakeholders in a matrix organization to assure proper project delivery.
•    Creates and implements project plans, schedules and budgets consistent with operational needs of the ICT Facilities Program 
•    Develops contract documents as needed for acquiring 3rd party contractors to perform design, construction and other project delivery functions and oversees bid negotiations and consultant relationships.
•    Manages and monitors project schedules, progress and costs; maintain, adjust and update project plans, as needed; consolidate, communicate and manage all issues and risks affecting the project, and ensure the timely communication of project status to project participants and stakeholders.
•    Ensures project progress by measuring the variance in scope, schedule, cost and quality from the respective baselines and takes necessary action to address deviations.
•    Identify, document and leads evaluation of project changes based on cost, schedule, risk and scope impacts as well as cross functional dependencies..
•    Recommends project plan changes to appropriate governance decision making bodies and ensures appropriate packaging of relevant information to support appropriate project change.
•    Works with senior leaders to contribute relevant data to support annual planning activities.
•    Provides financial project performance and forecasting reports to senior executives and government regulators. Identify and evaluate the risks associated with project activities and work across organization to establish and monito mitigation plans.
•    Establishes collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions. 
•    Develop and maintain required project management documents in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations.
•    Identifies efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management. Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and standards
•    Builds and maintains external relationships to provide effective communication of capital program status and accomplished goals and objectives.
•    Develops and administers the budget for assigned projects; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate. 
•    Analyzes challenges, problems, and process breakdowns to ensure that lessons learned are used to improve project management and project delivery practices.
•    Maintains a teamwork environment within all peers as well as the engineering department’s internal customers. 
•    Effectively contributes to a safe and secure work environment for employees and travel experience for customers. 
•    Demonstrates necessary leadership to support a zero incident and injury culture within Amtrak


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a closely related field
•    PMP certification (Must be able to obtain within 12 months of date of hire)
•    7+ years of experience in project management with emphasis on medium to large scale project implementation in the passenger railroad field 
•    In lieu of education a minimum of 11 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed
•    Successfully demonstrates expert knowledge and ability to effectively oversee scope, schedule and budgets of capital improvement and capital maintenance programs 
•    Extensive experience managing diverse, large, and geographically dispersed groups of individuals
•    Extensive experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions
•    Extensive understanding of business operations and the impact departmental actions have on the corporation and operations
•    Experience working with government agencies and organizations


•    Professional Engineer’s (PE) License or Licensed Architect


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary range is $96,160 - $124,630.  Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, 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:67521
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