Sr Project Mgr Scheduler ICT - 90297861 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 27, 2022

Location: Pennsylvania, US

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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*This position is open to the following locations:Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC


The Senior Project Manager - Scheduler will be a lead scheduler for an assigned workstream within the new trainset Implementation Program. Individuals in this role will develop and drive detailed project schedules used to align priorities, mitigate conflicts, predict outcomes and measure project performance. Lead Project Controls Specialists/Project Schedulers work under moderate supervision of a senior level Controls Practitioner or PMO Director and may matrix into a project or program team.


•    Collect project performance data and update project schedules in accordance with the ICT Program Standards.  
•    Work with Project Managers and team to develop project schedules, maintain strict schedule baseline version controls utilizing schedule logs. 
•    Integrate cost and schedule data as well as information for vendors and external entities to facilitate schedule and budget performance reporting and forecasting.
•    Assist in developing reporting mechanisms, dashboards and presentations about project performance indicators. 
•    Assist Project Manager with maintenance and baseline reviews of project schedules in accordance with ICT Program requirements.
•    Assist Project or Program Manager in evaluation and assessment of identified project risks to enable project team with applicable data for development of risk mitigation plans and contingencies.
•    Supports the intake process of projects through the governance process by developing and maintaining automated project evaluation tools and workflows.
•    Supports the governance and project status review meetings.
•    Manages Controls data via EPPM, SharePoint or any other approved ICT Program systems and tools.
•    Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and Amtrak Project Scheduling Standards and Protocols.


•    Demonstrated project controls, scheduling skills (schedule development, management and reporting) & financial skills (budget management, financial reporting).
•    Experienced SharePoint, MS Office, MS Teams, Advanced Primavera P6 user.
•    Ability to drive efficiencies via strong project scheduling discipline.
•    Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service.
•    Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels.
•    Ability to organize and present project portfolio reports, proposals, and related portfolio information.
•    Ability to build strong relationships with Project Managers and SME’s to drive scheduling and estimating excellence at the project level. 
•    Familiarity with DCMA, GAO, NDIA and AACE scheduling practices and protocols.
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience (6yr) relevant to Intermediate to Senior level project scheduling.
•    Must have work authorization in the United States.


•    Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.
•    PMI-SP, PSP, EVM or PMP certification or ability to gain certification within 12 months of hire.
•    Good understanding of IT processes, Internal Business systems, safety systems and processes: OR
•    Heavy Equipment manufacturing and maintenance systems or mechanical engineering projects.



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:75353
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania; District of Columbia
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.

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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