Project Manager-Change Hybrid- 90339862 - Washington, Philadelphia, New York New Jersey

Date: Feb 15, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

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.


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The project change manager is responsible for using and improving existing enterprise tools, systems, and work processes to assist project management practitioners in effective management control and reporting on project and program changes on mega complexity projects. These positions work under close supervision of a senior level Controls Practitioner or PMO Director.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Track potential changes, ensuring impacts to budget, schedule, and other projects are given visibility with the client and project management.
  • Serve as a connector and engage with stakeholders at all levels to identify and socialize change impacts within assigned projects, across the greater program, and throughout the company. 
  • Maintain change management tools, such as a tracker, repository, and additional Amtrak systems.
  • Support change requests and requestors through the full change management process.
  • 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. 
  • Support the intake process of projects through the governance process. 
  • Partner closely with business partners to assess new and ongoing projects to determine readiness for governance stage gates.  
  • Work with Cost Engineers to review forecasting against budgets. 
  • Support the governance and project status review meetings. 
  • Manage change data via EPPM, SharePoint or any other approved EPMO systems and tools. 
  • Adhere to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology. 

Required Skills & Work Experience 

  • Working knowledge of and experience in project management. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize large volumes of data as related to change management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels. 
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project). 
  • Associate degree with minimum of three years of practitioner experience with project management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must have work authorization in the United States. 

Preferred Skills & Work Experience 

  • PMP Certification in good standing. 
  • Knowledge of or experience with Construction and/or Transportation.
  • Experienced SharePoint user. 
  • Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.  
  • Bachelor’s degree. 

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


The salary/hourly range is $78,600 - $101,844.  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:160316
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; 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.