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Principal Project Mgr Scheduler - 90299892

District of Columbia, DC

Come and be a part of Amtraks historic transformation.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country, and we move Americas 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.

We are seeking a highly driven, effective, and efficient individual who wants to impact a once-in-a-generation program. Ideal candidates will have a successful track record and thrive on building teamwork amongst diverse groups of people and increasing transparency and communication with stakeholders.

Come be an integral part of the team that will deliver state-of-the-art, high-speed trainsets allowing our customers to travel more comfortably, safely, sustainably, reliably and with unprecedented reductions in greenhouse emissions.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Principal Project Manager - Scheduler is responsible for developing, using and improving existing enterprise tools, systems and work processes to drive effective planning and control within an integrated project scheduling system. Individuals in this role will act as a Program Scheduler driving and overseeing multiple project schedules and helping to implement industry best-practice scheduling processes within the greater integrated controls system. Individuals in this role will also develop and drive detailed high-complexity project schedules used to align priorities, mitigate conflicts, predict outcomes and measure project performance. This role requires collaboration to develop project dashboards, cost and resource performance reports, change logs and risk registers in close collaboration with assigned Senior Level Practitioner, PMO Leader and other team members. New Acela Project Controls Managers/Program Scheduler works under indirect supervision of a senior level Controls Practitioner or Senior Project Director and may lead a project or program level scheduling team consisting of direct and matrixed subordinate practitioners.

Key Responsibilities:
Collect project performance data and update project schedules in accordance with the New Acela Program Standards.
Develop and drive high risk/complexity project schedules within assigned program.
Track potential changes, ensuring estimates of cost and schedule changes are given visibility with Program Managers and the executive sponsor.
Integrate cost and schedule data as well as information from vendors and external entities to facilitate schedule and budget performance reporting.
Collect project performance data and update project schedules in accordance with the New Acela Program Standards.
Develop reporting mechanisms, dashboards and presentations about project performance indicators and feed this data to ensure a cohesive picture of the program and/or portfolio.
Assist junior team members with ongoing schedule and log maintenance and conducts baseline reviews of project schedules in accordance with Amtrak standards.
Drives evaluation and impact assessment of identified project risks to enable project team with applicable data for development of risk mitigation plans and contingencies.
Develops and maintains automated project controls 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.
Supports Executive status review meetings, Governance and Change Control Boards.
Manages Controls data via EPPM, SharePoint or any other approved New Acela Program systems and tools.
Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and Amtrak Project Scheduling Standards and Protocols.

Required Skills & Work Experience
Demonstrated project controls, schedule skills (schedule management, schedule reporting) & financial skills (budget management, financial reporting).
Strong project management skills.
Ability to drive efficiencies via strong project scheduling discipline.
Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service.
Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.
Ability to build strong relationships with Project Managers and SMEs to drive scheduling and estimating excellence at the project/program level.
Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels.
Ability to organize and present project status, proposals, and other related program information.
Experienced SharePoint, MS Office, MSP, MS Teams.
Primavera P6 experience.
Baseline control and trend analysis and reporting.
Perform what-if analysis.
Strong understanding of DCMA, GAO, NDIA and AACE scheduling practices and protocols.
Monte Carlo Probability Analysis.
Experience with Deltek Acumen suit or equivalent schedule quality and risk analysis tools.
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience (7 yr+) relevant to senior-level scheduling.
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.
PMI-SP, PSP, EVM or PMP certification or ability to gain certification within 12 months of hire.
Transportation, Rail Industry Infrastructure and/or Construction background

Requisition ID:71821
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy
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.

POSTING NOTES: Research & Strategy|| Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2022-05-10 Expires: 2022-06-09

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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