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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Sr. Director, Business Development, will have a primary focus in California initiatives but will also help advance the outreach and develop policy for Amtrak’s State Supported services. The incumbent leads the process of identifying opportunities in the country’s fastest growing rail markets to develop state supported train services. He or she coordinates the work of internal partners (including Planning, Finance, Operations, and Mechanical) to set criteria for business success, and leads the process of identifying and analyzing those opportunities to produce business and revenue results. This person is a key liaison between Amtrak and vital external partners and stakeholders, including (but not limited to) JPAs, commuter authorities, local elected officials, State DOTs, and other stakeholders. He or she provides effective two-way communication between these entities and the Executive Vice President and Vice President and advises them and other senior leaders on business opportunities for this region. The incumbent also assists the VP in advancing other business development opportunities as they arise.
The incumbent is the key liaison with the Amtrak Services group and works in an advisory capacity with that organization to develop commuter rail and intermodal business opportunities. He or she is a partner in the planning, development, implementation, coordination, monitoring and oversight of high-profile state-supported and commuter rail business opportunities. Though located in Washington, DC, the incumbent will be expected to divide their time between the West Coast and other areas to identify and advance opportunities as they arise.
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Posting Location(s):California; District of Columbia
Travel Requirements:Up to 50%
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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: Engineering || Engineering