HR Project Mgr - 90287702 (Remote Option)

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: N/A, 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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The Project Manager is responsible for managing moderate complexity projects or a medium size component of a larger project or program for Amtrak's Human Resources Department. 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 level Program or Portfolio
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. Potential projects include HRIS system upgrade and case management system implementation and service delivery process improvement projects. 




  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of project tasks.
  • Assist project team members, Subject Matter Experts, and Sponsor with the definition of project scope and objectives by involving relevant stakeholders, identifying requirements and ensuring technical feasibility. 
  • 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. 



  • 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.  
  • 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 12 months of date of hire). 
  • Must have work authorization in the United States. 




  • Prior experience working in transportation industry.
  • Experience using SAP, SuccessFactors or other HRIS and ATS platforms



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:108783
Posting Location(s):N/A
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
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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