Sr Project Mgr - 90371129 - Philadelphia

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA, 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.


Under the direction and moderate level of supervision of the Principal Project Manager, the Sr Project Manager is responsible for managing development of tools, frameworks and processes to meet annual office objectives and to inform decision making on delivery strategy and capital portfolio management. This position will create and maintain process documentation to support the Delivery Strategy team’s work in project baseline/charter requirements, procurement packaging and project delivery method analysis, on projects throughout Amtrak’s capital portfolio. Individuals in this role use significant technical knowledge and related data management, process improvement and project management experience to accomplish departmental objectives. The role requires regular analytical reporting of project status, risks, issues, cost and schedule performance to other staff, stakeholders and Executive Committees. 

Work Schedule: This position allows for a hybrid schedule with a minimum of 2-3 days/week at an Amtrak location (an office, a station, a train, or a project location). 



  • Collect and perform QA/QC on project and program data from internal and external stakeholders to maintain accurate portfolio status  

  • Ad-Hoc Reporting to consolidate data from multiple reporting systems for senior and executive management. 

  • Identify, develop, and implement departmental expectations and the means whereby those expectations are measured, and results reported. 

  • Prepare presentation materials for large project meetings 

  • Support project delivery method (PDM) workshops in note taking and technical facilitation of PDM tool 

  • Support the development and maintenance of multiple portfolio BI dashboards 

  • Maintain key information in our portfolio databases  

  • Manage, update and maintain process improvement changes (templates, workflows, and process documentation) 

  • Review project intake responses on project status, cost, schedule, scope, issues and risk information for data collection and consolidation  

  • Conducts or supports Delivery Strategy meetings, documents issues and risks that may be discovered through project planning and development process  

  • Define and document business and technical needs, defining project baseline/charter requirements (scope, schedule, budget), deriving project or program requirements, risks and mitigation strategies, delivery recommendations, data gathering, and internal and external stakeholder requirements. 

  • Perform continued maintenance, updating and tracking of project baseline/charter activities and progress reporting  

  • 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 lead 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 

  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with project activities and work across the organization to establish and monitor mitigation plans 

  • Establishes collaborative partnership among stakeholders to support 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 presents 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 

  • 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 with all peers as well as the capital delivery department’s internal customers



  • 6+ years of experience in infrastructure project management  

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, summarize and analyze data  

  • Proven skills in developing strategies and objectives to meet the needs of the corporation  

  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport within all levels of the organization and to communicate effectively with departmental managers  

  • Ability to collect, summarize and analyze information 

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project). 

  • Solid project management skills with prior experience managing capital improvement projects involving multiple departments  

  • Strong communication skills with focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service  

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and cross-organizational implementations with multiple dependencies  

  • The ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business administration, computer science, organizational management, architecture, project management, construction management, or a closely related field 

  • Work experience in railroad/transportation construction projects.   

  • Strong working knowledge of alternative delivery methods (e.g. Design-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, Progressive Design-Build, Public Private Partnership, Alliance).;  

  • In lieu of education, a minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed 

  • Professional Engineer’s (PE) License or  Project Management Professional (PMP) 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 


The salary/hourly range is $94,300-$122,256. 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:160725
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.