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Sr Project Mgr ICT - 90297864 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

Your success is a train ride away.

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, American made 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 Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing high complexity projects and components within a larger program. Individuals in this role will drive and oversee multiple design phase, manufacturing, testing, and maintenance projects and use advance knowledge of project management processes and controls to accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities with some indirect supervision from PMO Director. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, Executive Committee, and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
Coordinate multiple departments, vendors, and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of major scope milestones.
Establish collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions.
Identify, document, and elevate cross-organizational and vendor-driven dependencies, and work with managers and peers across the organization to develop and implement appropriate dependency management processes.
Establish appropriate project governance structures and processes by engaging executive sponsor and key stakeholders to develop appropriate thresholds and cadence for governance discussions.
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.
Provide financial project performance and forecasting reports to senior executives and government regulators.
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with project activities and work across organization to establish and monitor mitigation plans.
Identify, document and spear-head evaluation of changes based on cost, schedule, risk, and scope impacts as well as cross-functional dependencies. Ensure appropriate packaging of relevant information to support appropriate project change and governance decision processes.
Develop and maintain required project management artifacts in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations.
Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management.

Required Skills & Work Experience
Strong project management skills with prior experience managing complex cross-functional projects in a highly matrixed environment.
Experience with cross-project/program dependency identification and management.
Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present complex information and respond to complex needs of a large and visible project or program.
Ability to network with internal and external stakeholders, and leverage relationships to resolve complex project issues.
Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project).
Bachelors degree and a minimum of 6 years of project management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and work experience.
PMP (Or must be willing to obtain within 12 months of date of hire).
Must have work authorization in the United States.

Preferred Skills & Work Experience
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of railroad operations and regulatory standards. Demonstrated supervisory or team management skills.

Requisition ID:67343
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; 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: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-10

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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