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Job Opportunity: METRA, Senior Project Administrator

Summary of Duties:
Reporting directly to the Manager, Grant Administration, coordinates and performs the daily administration of capital projects. Handles all related functions associated with Metra’s railroad districts and contract railroads as they relate to capital project administration and monitoring. Reviews, approves and monitors all activities related to capital obligations. Analyzes all force account activities. Updates force account plan, protective insurance expenditures and concurrence status report on capital activities. Responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties. Prepares and updates monthly Project Status Sheet and chairs monthly project status meetings. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree OR in lieu of degree one (1) year of substantive experience in financial and/or railroad project administration may be substituted for each year of lacking relevant college-related course work up to four (4) years.
  • In addition to #1, minimum four (4) years of financial and/or capital project administration experience required. Project management experience is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and analytical skills.
  • All employees are responsible for performing his/her job safely, and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.
Other Important Information:
  • Subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment history, vehicle and criminal history.
  • Only resumes with salary history will be considered.
  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration.
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:
E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661


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