Sr Mgr Grants Management (Business Development) - 90352305 - DC/WIL/PHL

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: District of Columbia, US

Company: Amtrak

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, our goal is to connect businesses and communities across the country. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to your efforts 

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 Sr. Manager, Grants Management, is responsible for the day to day administrative and financial management of a portfolio of grants from federal, state and local entities totaling hundreds of millions of dollars annually. He or she has primary responsibility to maintain consistent processes for pre-and post-award grants management. The incumbent will ensure compliance with the terms of Amtrak's contractual agreements and with federal and state regulations governing the acceptance and expenditure of grant funds such as 2 C.F.R. 200 and manage accurate documentation processes for Single Audits. In support of the  Director, Grants Management, the incumbent must ensure timely fulfillment of financial and grant compliance deliverables and deadlines as outlined in funding agreements and federal grant regulations and will assist the Director in the coordination of pre-award planning activities working with key decision-makers within Amtrak and at grant-making agencies.



  • Manage preparation of grant applications including developing scope, schedule, and budget information; writing or amending program descriptions; compiling, interpreting and analyzing required data.
  • Work with Amtrak departments to develop and implement grant procedures.
  • Work with Amtrak Finance to ensure grants are set up correctly in the financial systems.
  • Track expenditure reports and ensure expenses are consistent with the terms of the grant agreement.
  • Tracks compliance with grant conditions including the timing and accuracy of reporting deliverables.
  • Ensures grant-related documentation is recorded and organized, and internal review and approval processes are authenticated
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, and managing high-level meetings with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Track and disseminate for review and action, grant adjudication and processing materials and decision documents
  • Prepare and present status charts and briefings related to submitted and awarded grants



  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or a related field or the Bachelor's degree in a relevant business field, such as: Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics.
  • A minimum 9 years of relevant or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant processes and experience monitoring grant/contract compliance.
  • Experience demonstrating skill in effectively communicating financial concepts to financial and non-financial customers.
  • Demonstrated experience with participation in company-wide programs/initiatives.
  • Strong oral and written skills with proven ability to effectively interface with individuals at various levels within and outside the organization sufficient to exchange information, work cooperatively, facilitate understanding, and persuade and influence others.
  • Demonstrated skills using PC-based software (Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to function independently and with minimum supervision and deliver sound and timely analysis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills



  • 11 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Master's Degree in Finance or a related field Transportation industry experience Exposure to SAP financial systems or other ERP systems. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $109,250 - $141,580. 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:157103
Band Zone:D2 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Delaware; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Jeries Hijazin 


You power our progress through your 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.