Program Mgr - Washington
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and
we move America's 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
Are you ready to join our team?
Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers
First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core
Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective
Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are
what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Amtrak's Fleet Programs are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to
redefine U.S. intercity passenger rail travel through the
replacement of passenger equipment, including designing and
building associated facility upgrades and modifying maintenance and
operating practices with a state-of-the-art rolling stock
solutions. The Fleet Programs are already underway and have
ambitious schedules that must be achieved to ensure fleet
reliability and the creation of new capacity to expand service
nationwide, both of which will ultimately enhance customer
satisfaction. The Fleet Programs are also part of Amtrak's newly
created Capital Delivery organization and will set the standard for
program management for major programs at Amtrak.
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 PMO Director
or AVP 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
* Coordinate multiple project teams, vendors, and stakeholders to
ensure timely and cost-effective sequencing and execution of
critical milestone across interdependent projects
* Cultivate collaborative partnerships to drive scoping, financial,
and resource decisions
* 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 working through the
appropriate controls mechanisms
* Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program execution
and work across organization to establish and monitor mitigation
* Develop and maintain required program management artifacts;
develops and implements the communication structure for the
workstream including cadence of meetings, e-mail updates, etc.
* Build strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the
business challenges and opportunities; identify efficiencies and
present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of
* Identify, manage and mitigate inter-project and
cross-organizational dependencies and risks and facilitate
appropriate executive escalation and decision support
* Develop, track and forecast annual budgets and operating plans to
support the program; provides timely, accurate schedule updates to
the program Scheduling team
* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, Business, or a related
field. Required education may be substituted for additional
relevant experience in excess of the minimum requirements outlined
below, on a two-for-one year basis.
* 9-years of relevant experience in project/program management in
the construction field.
* Must have excellent oral and written communication and
stakeholder management skills with focus on collaboration, team
building, and customer service.
* Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying
* Must have work authorization in the United States.
* PMP certification.
* Transportation or construction industry background.
* Construction or design of civil infrastructure (buildings,
* Working across cross-functional teams (various disciplines
including mechanical, civil, electrical, and IT).
* Familiar with budgeting and scheduling processes.
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Connecticut; Maryland;
Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island
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: Engineering -- Engineering & Mechanical
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