Job Description :

 Engagement Length in Months:

The position is for a 12-month period with an option to extend at Amtrak’s sole discretion for an additional 12 months. 

Where is the physical work office located?

10 G St. NE, Washington DC

This position will be able to work remotely for a period but will be expected to return to the office on a part- to full- time basis once Amtrak employees return to their offices in November 2021

Summary of duties:

The Senior Project Business Analyst is responsible for development of business and technical requirements for Large or Mega complexity projects or a very large component of a high complexity program. Individuals in this role use technical knowledge and related experience to work with business and technical experts to identify and document requirements, processes and specifications needed to complete project deliverables with focus on effective use of people, tools and technology within context of the portfolio, considering other projects and inter[1]dependent work. Individuals in this role work under indirect supervision of senior level Program Manager or PMO Leader. The role requires regular reporting of status, risks, and documentation of issues as they arise, leveraging tools, data and process information collected throughout project duration.


Key Responsibilities:

• Supports the program or portfolio intake process through the governance process by defining and documenting business and technical needs, deriving requirements, specifications and user stories.

• Conducts requirements meetings, and documents issues, and risks that may be discovered through project planning, execution and change management process.

• Performs analysis of collected information to identify patterns and develop potential solution options in collaboration with designers, architects, engineers, project managers and sponsors.

• Uses complex data and process information to compile and produce reports for various audiences

• Distributes key project or program communications and other relevant information as directed by the Program Manager or Controls team

• Documents business processes by using process mapping tools, identifies process gaps and organizational misalignments

• Manages document version controls and supports the project by using technology tools such as SharePoint, Power BI, financial systems and project logs.

• Adheres to Amtrak Enterprise Project Management methodology.


Required Skills & Work Experience

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

• Effectiveness working diplomatically across teams with varying objectives.

• Strong oral and written communication skills across all levels

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

• SharePoint and/or Power BI super-user

• PMP Certification in good standing

• Minimum of 3 years of practitioner experience with focus on business analysis and Bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience

• Must have strong quantitative skills & experience taking raw data and drawing actionable insights from it

• Must have demonstrated capability in working with large virtual teams

• Must have work authorization in the United States. Preferred skills & work experience

• PMI – PBA or CBAP,

• Six Sigma Yellow Belt

• Transportation industry experience Position Type: Full-Time/Regula


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