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Lead Project Controls Specialist - 90265963 - Groton

Groton, CT 06340

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The Lead Scheduler is responsible for developing, using and improving existing enterprise tools, systems and work processes to assist Project Management Practitioners in effective management control and reporting on schedule and progress measurement for a moderate complexity project. Individuals in this role may develop project dashboards, schedules, cost performance reports and risk registers in close collaboration with assigned Project Manager and other team members. Lead Schedulers work under moderate supervision of a senior level Controls Practitioner or PMO Director, and may matrix into a project or program team.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain detailed Engineering and Construction CPM schedules using Primavera P6 software, incorporating standard principles of Project Management, in support of the Capital Program
Develop and maintain detailed reports identifying cash flow projections, resource forecasts/requirements, cost/schedule performance measurements, and time impact analyses, in support of the Engineering Department's requirements to State, Public, and Federal entities
Review current scheduling and forecast reporting metrics, and recommend improvements. Review and improve dashboards and presentations about project performance indicators, and feed this data to ensure a cohesive picture of projects contribution to the program and/or portfolio
Perform CPM analysis for baseline versus current schedule submissions from 3rd party vendors
Perform Integrated Master Scheduling (IMS) as needed for Program efforts
Collect project performance data such as installed quantities, expended labor and other progress measurement data
Track potential changes, ensuring estimates of cost and schedule changes are given visibility with the client and project management
Integrate cost and schedule data as well as information for vendors and external entities to facilitate schedule and budget performance reporting
Assist the Project Manager with maintenance and baseline reviews of project schedules in accordance with approved project parameters
Assist the Project or Program Manager in evaluation and assessment of identified project risks to enable project team with the applicable data for development of risk mitigation plans and contingencies
Supports the intake process of projects through the governance process by developing and maintaining automated project evaluation tools and workflows
Partners closely with business partners to assess new and ongoing projects to determine readiness for governance stage gates
Monitors actuals and works with other peers to review forecasting against budgets
Review current resource demand planning, change management, and project pipeline planning decisions, and make recommendations for improvements
Supports the governance and project status review meetings
Manages Controls data via EPPM, SharePoint or any other approved EPMO systems and tools
Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and Engineering PMO procedures
Mentor junior staff as requested

Required Skills & Work Experience

Demonstrated project controls, schedule skills (schedule management, schedule reporting) & financial skills (budget management, financial reporting)
Experienced SharePoint, MSPS, Power BI/Access and Primavera user
Work experience with Project Controls software and tools used by the Amtrak Engineering PMO such as Primavera P6, Hard Dollar, WebWEE, Deltek Acumen, and XER Toolkit.
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
Ability to organize and present project portfolio reports, proposals, and other related portfolio information
Experience with Project Controls management relating to cost, scheduling and estimating at a project level.
Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelors degree in Engineering or Construction Management or any equivalent combination of education and work experience
Five years of experience developing schedules for Construction and Railroad projects; Experience advising on scheduling standards and work processes
PMP in good standing
Must have work authorization in the United States.

Preferred skills & work experience

Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.
Six Sigma Green Belt
AACE-CST/PSP certification
Transportation industry experience

Requisition ID:54904
Posting Location(s):Connecticut
Job Family/Function:Engineering
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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.Marijuana,notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession ofmarijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage ofmarijuanawillnotbe qualified for hire.We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering|| Engineering & Mechanical



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-07-19 Expires: 2021-08-18

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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