Tuesday , April 23 2024

Amtrak Internships – Principal Host Railroad Development

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Job Description:

The Principal Host Railroad Development participates in, and often leads, negotiations with Amtrak’s host railroads nationwide to implement new and improved services and other modifications to the business and operating relationships with host railroads. This position formulates negotiating positions and supports them using statutory provisions, knowledge of railroad operations, and quantitative arguments. This position seeks and develops opportunities for strategic cooperation with host railroads. Where state partners are involved, this position helps coordinate among states, host railroads, and Amtrak to ensure that investment and operating agreements comply with FRA or other funding guidelines, are satisfactory to Amtrak, and will deliver new or improved services that meet Amtrak and state partner objectives. This position collaborates with multiple Amtrak departments and functions including Business Lines, Law, Government Affairs, Engineering, Real Estate, and Finance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate agreements with host railroads nationwide for new, improved, and/or modified; (i) train services, (ii) track, signal and station projects, (iii) rate adjustments, and (iii) contract terms and conditions or procedures.
  • Negotiate agreements with freight railroads operating over Amtrak-owned rail lines.
  • Participate as a team member for the Host Railroad Group, supporting grant writing activities and grant payment administration with hosts and state partners.
  • Help coordinate negotiations among host railroads, states, and Amtrak for new and improved services and route modifications on host railroads.
  • Write contract language and provisions, in consultation with Office of General Counsel.
  • Assist in resolving agreement disputes with host railroads.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, resolving emergency Amtrak operational issues with hosts and with freight railroads operating over Amtrak , participating in Amtrak Office of Inspector General audit settlements, and assisting in cost analyses of Amtrak train operations on host railroads.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong business sense.
  • Ability to think strategically, and a proven ability to develop, plan and successfully execute negotiations to achieve objectives while preserving both internal and external relationships.
  • Responsive to requests of others to ensure a Host Railroad Group reputation for high-quality service to internal and external Amtrak customers.
  • Ability to use persuasion and leverage to achieve Amtrak objectives in conjunction with host railroads over which this position has no direct authority, within time and budget constraints.
  • Strong advocacy skills, including the ability to articulate complex transportation issues and build consensus.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work
  • Ability to read and interpret contracts, apply their provisions uniformly in a variety of circumstances, and resolve disputes.
  • Familiarity with PC and mainframe computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Proven ability to develop, plan, and successfully execute negotiations to achieve objectives while preserving relationships.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 9 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working with or for host railroads.
  • Familiarity or experience with host railroad operations and economics.
  • Skilled in use of PC and mainframe computer software and applications.
  • Experience negotiating, implementing, and interpreting contracts.
  • Master’s degree

Job Details:

Company: Amtrak

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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