Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
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The Federal Railroad Administration’s mission is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods for a strong America, now and in the future.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations; consolidates government support of rail transportation activities; administers financial assistance programs; conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and efficiency, and national transportation policy, including improved intercity passenger service.
FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers.
The available position is in the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Passenger and Freight Programs. The position is located in Chicago, Illinois. S/he serves as a Project Manager, providing project management expertise to FRA and Department of Transportation (DOT) offices, States, railroads and other FRA stakeholders in the context of publicly sponsored programs to achieve the vision of a 21st-century rail network.
Among many other important duties, the prime focus of the position is providing project management guidance, oversight, training and technical assistance to FRA’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grantees within major HSIPR corridors (i.e., Chicago-St. Louis and Chicago-Detroit. The position will lead FRA’s coordination and oversight of construction, and should be knowledgeable on the project management life-cycle, including: efficient systems planning and development, satisfaction of environmental requirements, acceptable project design and engineering, construction oversight principles, and construction adherence to scope, schedule and budget. The position will serve as a member of one of FRA’s multidisciplinary teams of technical experts responsible for supporting primarily state-based efforts to ensure successful delivery of FRA funded projects within a geographically based portfolio.
The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-level professional who can function independently and demonstrate leadership in team environments. You should have experience in project management and construction oversight of transportation programs, ensuring adherence to scope, schedule and budget. You should also have strong analytical and communication skills, knowledge in the area of freight and intercity passenger rail transportation, and experience working on multi-disciplinary teams.
This position is telework eligible and the selectee may be eligible for full-time, regular (at least 1 day per pay period, ad hoc (on a supervisor approved intermittent basis) or emergency telework in accordance with FRA’s Telework Policy (FRA Order 3600.3b) and implementation plans.
- You must be a U.S. citizen and meet specialized experience.
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date.
- Provide all required documents by closing date.
- Position is eligible for Telework, see Benefits & Other Info Tab.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.