Amtrak Project Controls Manager - 90205993 - Washington in Washington, District Of Columbia

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The Project Controls Manager is responsible for implementing the tools, systems and work processes to effectively manage control and report on cost, schedule and progress measurement for the project portfolio.


•Supports the intake process of projects through the governance process.

•Updating and maintaining project schedules in accordance with approved work plans, long-term strategic plans and other schedule and plan tools

•Planning, cost control, work measurement and collection of performance data such as installed quantities, expended labor and other progress measurement data.

•Works independently on complex project risk assessment issues, manage conflict, and provide resolution using a combination of technical skills, leadership, teamwork and people management skills.

•Partners closely with business partners to analyze new projects and readiness for governance decisions and provides transparency of portfolio investments.

•Build strong relationships within Amtrak to understand the business challenges and opportunities.

•Create a collaborative partnership among executive leaders and portfolio stakeholders and enables resource demand planning, change management, and project pipeline planning decisions.

•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.


•Demonstrated project controls & schedule skills (schedule management, schedule reporting)

•Strong project management skills

•Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service

•Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.

•Familiarity with project controls tools and work processes.

•Experience with Project Controls management relating to cost, scheduling and estimating at a project level. Ability to organize and present project portfolio reports, proposals, and other related portfolio information

•Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), MS Project and Primavera


•Demonstrated practitioner experience with project controls and project management.


•Knowledge of contracts and contract administration including its assessment and implementation at each phase of the project.


•Graduate degree


•Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID: 23884

Posting Location(s): District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia

Personnel Area: DC03

Job Family/Function: Government Affairs

Relocation Offered: No

Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Employment Experience Requirements: 5 - 7 years of experience

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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 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.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

POSTING NOTES: Government Affairs || Corporate