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 Washington, DC. You will serve 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 focused on rail equipment procurement. The position will lead FRA’s coordination and oversight of procurement of both rail cars and locomotives, and should be knowledgeable on the project management life-cycle, including: specification development and compliance, request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) development and evaluation, design review, safety compliance and testing, Buy America compliance, fleet management planning, and adherence to scope, schedule and budget. The position will serve as a member of one or more 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 rail equipment procurement, 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.
TERM: This is a TERM position (Not-To-Exceed 4 years). Selection under a TERM appointment does not confer competitive status in the Federal government.
- 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 Ad hoc telework, see Benefits & Other Info Tab.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.