Sr Project Mgr – 90294996 – Boston

  • Amtrak
  • US - MA - Boston
  • 2 weeks ago

Company Name: Amtrak

Location: Boston, MA, US - 02110

Job Duration: 2021-10-13 to 2021-11-12


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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 employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing and delivering high or mega complexity projects of large and complex components under the Northeast Portfolio within the Engineering Project Delivery Office. The projects that will be assigned will be under the Engineering capital portfolio for the Northeast region along with MBTA reimbursable projects under the Attleboro Line Agreement. Individual in this role 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 and may have matrixed subordinate internal and external team members. The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, Executive Committee, and stakeholders.   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate with multiple departments, agencies, vendors and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of major scope milestones 

  • Establish collaborative partnership among stakeholders both internal and external to enable scoping, financial, scheduling 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 provides 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 in coordination with the PMO 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  and RACI Chart.

  • Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management. 

Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant experience may be considered in lieue of a degree. 

  • 6 years relevant work experience required.

  • 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), 

  • PMP (Must be willing to obtain within 12 months of date of hire) 

  • Must have work authorization in the United States. 

  • Qualified, or ability to qualify, in Roadway Worker Protection, AMT-II, and NORAC.  Must maintain qualifications while in position.

  • Must be able and willing to travel to project sites in all weather conditions as well as on night and weekends as project activities necessitate – Travel 25%.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years relevant work experience preferred

  • Graduate degree in Project Management or Engineering

  • Experience with or working knowledge of railway track, structures, signals and electric traction systems.

  • Primarily Railroad and Secondary Transportation industry experience 

  • Direct or matrixed people management experience is a plus. 


Requisition ID:62649
Posting Location(s):Massachusetts; Connecticut; Rhode Island
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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 of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be 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: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical