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Job Description

Your success is a train ride away.

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?

The Program Manager is responsible for the quality and delivery of the program. 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
•  Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology.

• Plans, directs, analyzes and reports on one or more track assets (ties, ballast, rail, etc.) for System Track capital projects that support the Amtrak Strategic Plan

•  Interfaces with the Amtrak forces and/or Contractor(s) responsible for implementation of the project scope
•  Accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities
•  Leads, defines and achieves engineering, safety and work standards and associated procedures to ensure that track assets meet business needs and satisfy FRA regulations
•  Works within System Track to define business needs for responsible track assets and translates those needs into requirements
•  Leads the conceptual design of assets, ensuring the delivery of best practice and continuous improvements
•  Manages a staff of up to three Project Managers and two Business Analysts

Combination of office and field environment. Position is subject to respond to emergencies in all weather conditions 24/7.


•  Strong project and program management skills
•  Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
•  Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives
•  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project)
•  PMP
•  PgMP (Must be willing to obtain within 18 months of hire date)
•  Extensive practitioner experience with project and program management

•  Demonstrated 3+ years of supervisory experience in a fast paced environment with quickly changing priorities.

•  Thorough knowledge of railroad operations

Graduate degree

Demonstrated 2+ years of hands on experience in Track Construction, maintenance and operations methods and procedures.

Knowledge of BMWE labor agreements, FRA regulations, MW1000 and NORAC

Qualified of have the ability to get qualified in MW1000, NORAC, RWP and AMT II. 

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills




Requisition ID:28581
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus 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 equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

About Amtrak

Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.

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