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Senior Program Manager - 90227034 - Philadelphia at Amtrak in Philadelphia, PA

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As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


The Senior Program Manager is responsible for the quality and delivery of the program involving design, construction and modification of passenger stations necessary to support expanded high-speed train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. This position will have up to four direct reports and will initially be responsible program and project management of design and construction of modifications at Moynihan, Baltimore, New Carrollton, and Washington Union Terminal totaling over $200 million.    The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, board members, and stakeholders.

•    Build strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the business challenges and opportunities.
•    Create a collaborative partnership among executive leaders and portfolio stakeholders and enables workforce development, change management, and planning decisions.
•    Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of Amtrak
•    Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
•    Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program
•    Provide performance analytics on the program for stakeholders
•    Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
•    Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
•    Support the creation of project management best practices, tools, and ways for Amtrak to drive efficiency in order to reduce costs and add value.
•    Drive continuous process improvement
•    Adheres to Amtrak Engineering Project Management Office Project Management Manual.



•    Strong project and program management skills
•    Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
•    Highly motivated and self-directed
•    Strong customer service orientation.
•    Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.
•    Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
•    Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail.
•    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
•    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Architecture. 
•    PMP (able to obtain within 12 months)
•    Minimum of eleven years of practitioner experience with project and program management. 
•    Extensive experience directing projects involving multiple disciplines on an operating railroad
•    Must have work authorization in the United States.


•    Graduate degree
•    Licensed as professional engineer or architect
•    PgMP certification 

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:33281
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:3 - 5 years of experience

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. 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

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