Amtrak Jobs in Trenton – Program Manager

Website Amtrak

Job Description:

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 stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate multiple project teams, vendors and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective sequencing and execution of critical path milestones across several inter-dependent projects.
  • Establish Program Governance and Controls structures to enable effective escalation and decision-making processes.
  • Cultivate collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions
  • Identify, document and elevate cross-organizational and vendor-driven dependencies, and work with executives and peers across the organization to develop and implement appropriate dependency management processes
  • 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
  • Ensure that program financial performance and forecasting information is available and reportable for senior executives and government regulators
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program execution and work across organization to establish and monito mitigation plans
  • Develop and maintain required program management artifacts and ensure that all projects have appropriate project management artifacts and processes in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations
  • Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management.
  • Build strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the business challenges and opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong project and program management skills
  • Superb communication and stakeholder management skills with focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
  • Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project),
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or any combination of relevant education and experience
  • PMP certification
  • Must have work authorization in the United States.
  • Graduate degree
  • Transportation industry background
  • PGMP certification

Job Details:

Company: Amtrak

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Engineering

Job Location: Trenton, NJ, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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