Sr Project Mgr - 90335400 - Washington

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing high or mega complexity projects of large and complex components of a larger program. Individual 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 PMO Director, and may have either direct reports or matrixed subordinate team members. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, Executive Committee, and stakeholders.  

 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate multiple departments, vendors and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of major scope milestones 
  • Establish collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions  
  • Identify, document and elevate cross-organizational and vendor-driven dependencies, and work with managers and peers across the organization to develop and implement appropriate dependency management processes 
  • Establish appropriate project governance structures and processes by engaging executive sponsor and key stakeholders to develop appropriate thresholds and cadence for governance discussions. 
  • Mentor and coach junior level Project Management staff and matrixed team members, and provides guidance on adherence to the Project Management practices. 
  • Work with senior leaders to contribute relevant data to support annual planning activities  
  • Provide 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 monitor mitigation plans 
  • Identify, document and spear-head evaluation of changes based on cost, schedule, risk and scope impacts as well as cross-functional dependencies.  Ensure appropriate packaging of relevant information to support appropriate project change and governance decision processes  
  • Develop and maintain required project management artifacts in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations 
  • Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management. 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong project management skills with prior experience managing complex cross-functional projects in a highly matrixed environment 
  • Experience with cross-project/program dependency identification and management 
  • Strong Written and Oral communication skills with ability to present complex information and respond to complex needs of a large and visible project or program 
  • Ability to network with internal and external stakeholders, and leverage relationships to resolve complex project issues  
  • Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives. 
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project),  
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of project management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and work experience 
  • PMP (Must be willing to obtain within 12 months of date of hire) 
  • Must have work authorization in the United States. 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Transportation industry experience 
  • Direct or matrixed people management experience is a plus.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:107710
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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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