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Program Mgr - 90287841 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

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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.

The Intercity Trainset (ICT) Program is Amtraks most significant fleet replacement and upgrade initiative and will help define the future of intercity passenger rail travel across the U.S. Amtraks ICT Program is a once-in-a-generation effort to replace roughly 450 Amfleet I passenger coaches, which serve as the backbone of Amtraks Northeast Regional service and several State Supported routes, and related facilities and operating practices with a state-of-the-art rolling stock solution for current and future services. This Program is currently underway, with the procurement of new vehicles, associated servicing and storage facility design and service planning all progressing and will need to follow a rigorous timeline to ensure customer satisfaction, fleet reliability and the creation of new capacity to facilitation Amtraks aggressive plan for nationwide expansion.

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The Program Manager is responsible for delivery of large-scale moderate to high-risk programs, with multimillion-dollar cost impacts and multi-year delivery schedule. The programs may encompass multiple projects, cross-departmental interfaces, multiple technologies, geographies, and assets. Individuals in this role work independently with some indirect supervision of the PMO Director, and may have either direct reports or matrixed subordinate team members. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, Executive Committee, and stakeholders

Key Responsibilities:
Coordinate multiple project teams, vendors, and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective sequencing and execution of critical path milestones across several inter-dependent projects.
Establish Program Governance and Controls structures to enable effective escalation and decision-making processes.
Cultivate collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions
Identify, document, and elevate cross-organizational and vendor-driven dependencies, and work with executives and peers across the organization to develop and implement appropriate dependency management processes
Identify and manage assessment of major changes to scope, schedule and budget through the appropriate Program and Enterprise governance approval mechanisms
Mentor and coach junior level Project Management staff and matrixed team members and provide guidance on adherence to the Project Management practices
Work with senior leaders to contribute relevant data to support annual planning activities, and sequence new work, through the appropriate control mechanisms
Ensure that program financial performance and forecasting information is available and reportable for senior executives and government regulators
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program execution and work across organization to establish and monitor mitigation plans
Develop and maintain required program management artifacts and ensure that all projects have appropriate project management artifacts and processes in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations
Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management
Build strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the business challenges and opportunities
Cultivate partnership among executive leaders and portfolio stakeholders by establishing program governance structures such as steering committees, change control boards, program risk and quality management processes
Direct and supervise assigned project management, technical and operational resources to conduct detailed level planning overall program schedule and its milestone activities in accordance with the established scope, budget, and schedule constraints, and in alignment with mission and the goals of Amtrak
Identify, manage, and mitigate inter-project and cross-organizational dependencies and risks by developing and implementing long-term goals and objectives and facilitating appropriate executive escalation and decision support processes
Develop, track, and forecast annual budgets and operating plans to support the program
Provide performance reports and other relevant analytics on the program stakeholders
Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
Ensure program adherence to the Amtrak Program Management methods and governance standards

Required Skills & Work Experience
Strong project and program management skills
Superb communication and stakeholder management skills with focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project)
Bachelors degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or any combination of relevant education and experience
PMP certification
Must have work authorization in the United States.

Preferred skills & work experience
Graduate degree
Transportation industry background
PgMP certification

Requisition ID:53141
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.

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: Research & Strategy|| Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-08

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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