Sr Project Business Analyst - 90344559 - Washington

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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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.



Amtrak’s Fleet Programs are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine U.S. intercity passenger rail travel through the replacement of passenger equipment, including designing and building associated facility upgrades and modifying maintenance and operating practices with a state-of-the-art rolling stock solutions.  The Fleet Programs are already underway and have ambitious schedules that must be achieved to ensure fleet reliability and the creation of new capacity to expand service nationwide, both of which will ultimately enhance customer satisfaction.  The Fleet Programs are also part of Amtrak’s newly created Major Program Delivery organization and will set the standard for program management for Major Programs.


The Senior Project Business Analyst is responsible for development of business and technical requirements for Large or Mega complexity projects or a very large component of a high complexity program. Individuals in this role use technical knowledge and related experience to work with business and technical experts to identify and document requirements, processes and specifications needed to complete project deliverables with focus on effective use of people, tools and technology within context of the portfolio, considering other projects and inter-dependent work. Individuals in this role work under indirect supervision of senior level Program Manager or PMO Leader. The role requires regular reporting of status, risks, and documentation of issues as they arise, leveraging tools, data and process information collected throughout project duration. 


  • Supports the program or portfolio intake process through the governance process by defining and documenting business and technical needs, deriving requirements, specifications and user stories. 
  • Conducts requirements meetings, and documents issues, and risks that may be discovered through project planning, execution and change management process. 
  • Performs analysis of collected information to identify patterns and develop potential solution options in collaboration with designers, architects, engineers, project managers and sponsors.   
  • Uses complex data and process information to compile and produce reports for various audiences 
  • Distributes key project or program communications and other relevant information as directed by the Program Manager or Controls team 
  • Documents business processes by using process mapping tools, identifies process gaps and organizational misalignments 
  • Manages document version controls and supports the project by using technology tools such as SharePoint, Power BI, financial systems and project logs. 
  • Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology. 




  • 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 
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), 
  • SharePoint and/or Power BI super-user 
  • PMP Certification in good standing 
  • Minimum of 3 years of practitioner experience with focus on business analysis and Bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience 
  • Must have strong quantitative skills & experience taking raw data and drawing actionable insights from it 
  • Must have demonstrated capability in working with large virtual teams 
  • Must have work authorization in the United States. 



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:151711
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Virginia
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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