Additional key criteria include:
Degree in Architecture or Engineering, or Construction related field
Experience managing design and construction projects from design inception through construction completion
Experience managing design and construction projects in an operating environment (e.g. railroad) with construction value in excess of $20M
PE, AIA, and/or PMP certification is a plus
Develops and implements project plans, schedules and budgets consistent with operational needs and budget allowances and oversees bid negotiations and consultant relationships.
Manages and monitors project schedules, progress and costs? maintain, adjust and update project plans, as needed? consolidate, communicate and manage all issues and risks affecting the project, and ensure the timely communication of project status to project participants and stakeholders.
Ensures project progress by measuring the variance in scope, schedule, cost and quality from the respective baselines and takes necessary action to address deviations.
Identify, document and spearhead evaluation of changes based on cost, schedule, risk and scope impacts as well as crossfunctional dependencies. Ensure appropriate packaging of relevant information to support appropriate project change and governance decision processes.
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 to senior executives and government regulators. Identify and evaluate the risks associated with project activities and work across organization to establish and monito mitigation plans.
Establish appropriate project governance structures and processes by engaging executive sponsor and key stakeholders.
Establish collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions. 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. Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology and standards
Builds and maintains external relationships to provide effective communication of capital program status and accomplished goals and objectives.
Develops and administers of the budget for assigned projects? approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies? approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate. Represents Amtrak at meetings and conferences with elected and public officials, the community, private citizens, and public and private organizations.
Analyze challenges, problems, and process breakdowns to ensure that lessons learned are used to improve project management and project delivery practices.
Maintains a teamwork environment within all peers as well as the engineering department’s internal customers. Attends and participates in professional group meetings? stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of project management in public transportation.
Identify and recommend processes to be improved to drive continuously improve in deliverable quality.
Effectively contributes to a safe and secure work environment for employees and travel experience for customers. Demonstrates necessary leadership to support a zero incident and injury culture within Amtrak.
9+ years of experience in project management with emphasis on large scale project implementation in the passenger railroad field.
In lieu of education a minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience is needed.
Extensive experience managing diverse, large, and geographically dispersed groups of individuals.
Extensive experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.
Experience working with government agencies and organizations.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Professional Engineer’s (PE) License or Licensed Architect