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Budgeting & Planning Mgr - 90001327 - Washington

Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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This position is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development, coordination, monitoring and oversight of administrative, business, and financial processes and initiatives for multiple functional areas within the Business Line. The incumbent is the key liaison between the Deputy General manager and Operations Staff, other field leaders and Corporate departments on organizational, administrative, business initiative and financial issues. Also interfaces with both internal and external departments and organizations relating to financial matters within the business line.


The Budgeting and Planning Manager will be responsible for demonstrating Amtrak's values and leadership philosophy while providing customers with excellent service in meeting performance targets that are driven by and aligned with the Strategic Plan goals in the following areas:

  • Safety and Security
  • Customer Focus
  • Financial and Organizational Excellence



  • Effectively contributes to a safe and secure work environment for employees and travel experience for customers. Demonstrates necessary leadership to support a zero incident and injury culture within the Operations organization and Amtrak. Measures include.
    • Organizational Culture Diagnostic Instrument for Department
    • Safety leading measures (e.g., contract rate, participation rate, coached observations rate)
    • Safety lagging measures (e.g., FRA reportable injury rate, passenger injury rate, operating safety measures)
    • Security metric for employees and customers.


  • Lead all business and financial activities with NEC BL staff and other field offices within the business line.
  • Manage and communicate all financial results related to implementing and controlling the department’s operating and capital (General, PRIIA and Stimulus) budget, including oversight and control of expenditures that impact the NEC BL, as well as forecasting, analyzing, reporting and tracking of all related expense and labor accounts. Indirectly supports State-supported contracts.
  • Manage financial and staffing activities related to the budget. Responsible for developing and monitoring the business lines multi-year financial and operating plans. Conduct regular workforce analysis in order to document, reconcile and plan staffing levels to meet business initiatives.
  • Responsible for all financial functions, headcount, crew lodging, fuel and outlying mechanical contracts, acquisition and maintenance of non-rolling stock equipment and supplies and fuel policy issues for the NEC BL.
  • Build and maintain relationships, maintain communication, and guide and support members of the NEC BL in achieving plan goals within budget constraints.
  • Represent the Deputy General Manager at executive-level meetings.



  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Prior satisfactory work experience and proven leadership skills.
  • Extensive computer skills with knowledge pf spreadsheets, data bases, presentation and word processing software related to field.
  • Leadership experience directing administration, business management, and financial planning, preferably in a field operating environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing recommendations and communications, both orally and in writing, to senior officers involving complex data and analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with customer service, train and railroad operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial concepts and business process issues.



  • Prefer Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Economics.
  • Some experience and thorough knowledge of Amtrak train operations, staffing practices, and infrastructure and equipment maintenance practices.
  • Some experience working with multiple team members.
  • Working knowledge of Amtrak’s financial and business systems.



  • Ability to communicate both orally and written to work effectively with various departments, individuals and agencies throughout the organization with both internal and external customers.
  • Must possess working knowledge of Amtrak's labor agreements pertaining to budgetary issues.
  • Must have strong analytical and organizational skills.



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Requisition ID:34451
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC07
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

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 committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

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

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

POSTING NOTES: Finance || Corporate

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