Project Mgr - 90353184 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.




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.   


This is a hybrid role based in Philadelphia 





• 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
• 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 18 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.



The salary/hourly range is $80,580 - $104,430. 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:157336
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy 
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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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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