Sr Project Mgr (Capital Delivery) - 90373326 - Washington (Hybrid)

Date: May 20, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Position Summary

Under the direction and moderate level of supervision of the Sr Project Manager is responsible for managing development of project baseline/charter requirements, procurement packaging and project delivery method analysis, on medium to high complexity capital projects throughout the Northeast Corridor or National Network capital portfolio. Individuals in this role use significant technical knowledge and related project management experience to accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating holistic project information (i.e., scope, schedule, and budget). The role requires regular analytical reporting of project status, risks, issues, cost and schedule performance to other staff, stakeholders, and Executive Committees.


Essential Functions

  • Spot check design work to ensure quality of work meets standards.

  • Coordinate design work with internal Amtrak Stakeholders and related projects.

  • Coordinate Long-term planning and design work with third party stakeholders and projects.

  • Provides weekly updates to Program Manager, Contract Management Specialist, and other project controllers on project adherence to quality guidelines.

  • Lead the Project/Program team through quality management.

  • Maintain master Project/Program quality inspection register.

  • Develop quality reporting mechanisms, dashboards and presentations about project performance indicators and feed this data to ensure a cohesive picture of the program and/or portfolio.

  • Drives evaluation and impact assessment of identified project quality indicators to enable project team with applicable data for development of quality assurance plans.

  • Develops and maintains Project/Program quality control tools and workflows.

  • Decision rights:

    • Responsible for all activities detailed above, while gathering input from relevant parties (e.g., Contract Management Specialist, Construction Managers) and receiving approval from Project Director on any areas impacting project work.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of project controls Quality

  • Experienced SharePoint and MSPS user

  • Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels

  • Ability to organize and analyze large volumes of financial, risk and schedule performance data.

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), MS SharePoint, SAP, BPC

  • Experience with Project Controls management relating to cost, scheduling, and estimating at a project level.

  • Associate degree with minimum of three years of practitioner experience with project controls and project management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Must have work authorization in the United States.


Minimum KSAs

  • Demonstrated experience in using PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses and presentations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • MS Project

  • Solid project management skills with prior experience managing capital improvement projects involving multiple departments.

  • Strong communication skills with focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and cross-organizational implementations with multiple dependencies.

  • The ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, summarize and analyze data.

  • Proven skills in developing strategies and objectives to meet the needs of the corporation.

  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport within all levels of the organization and to communicate effectively with departmental managers.

  • Ability to collect, summarize and analyze information.            

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

  • PMP-SP or RMP

  • PMP Certification in good standing

  • Prior Railroad Experience


Work Environment 

  • Office building environment, and hybrid.

  • Work in cubicle setting; stand, sit, bend, twist, use file drawers.

  • Sit at computer to complete assignments, projects, and majority of tasks.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Occasional travel as needed.


Communications and Interpersonal Skills:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $94,300-$122,256. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, 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:161106
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
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.