CAPITAL PROGRAM MANAGER

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
May 23, 2022
Closes
May 30, 2022
Ref
220387
Hours
Full Time
Marketing Statement

Are you a highly motivated, tech savvy, team player looking to learn and work in a fast-paced environment? If so, join WMATA's Project Financial and Contract Management (PFCM) Office as we continue to restore and improve WMATA's infrastructure and facilities. WMATA is seeking a Capital Program Manager for our Project Controls team to support the Capital Construction Project program. As a member of the PFCM Project Controls team, you will help WMATA to maintain the fiscal accountability necessary to continue its multibillion-dollar capital construction program to modernize public transit in the nation's capital.

More About this Position:

The successful candidate will work with construction program and project managers, and direct-report Project Controls coordinators to develop realistic total project cost and cash flow forecasts. Forecasts include risk identification and tracking, schedule analysis and progress tracking. You will interact, collaborate and engage with employees, consultants and contractors to manage delivery of project controls documentation for a large portfolio of capital construction projects. You will be responsible for leading the implementation of technology tools to collect, analyze and report critical data about project performance schedules, cash flow forecasts, and total project costs to track metrics and key performance indicators. You and your team will be highly flexible and adaptable focusing on continuous improvement to serve the needs of both the construction project management teams and WMATA executive management. Ideal candidates will have skills and experience with CPM project schedule management tools, analysis tools such as Power BI and/or Tableau, and total project cost forecasting.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, public administration, management or related discipline
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a High school diploma or GED and a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience in financial or program management, budgeting, engineering or public administration, transportation and/or transit management, project management or a related field

Experience
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of supervisory level program or project management, budgeting or public administration, transportation and/or transit management, project management experience

Certification/Licensure
  • N/A

Preferred
  • N/A

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

The Capital Program Manager is responsible for managing the planning, programming, budgeting, project controls, scheduling, coordination, and oversight of a broad range of projects and programs in the Authority's capital program consistent with organizational goals and planning objectives. The Capital Program Manager further exercises discretion and independent judgment in meeting goals and objectives.

Essential Functions
  • Ensures optimal integration of projects into the capital plan to achieve the agency's goals utilizing available funding and other resources. Performs long-range planning, leads project and program implementation efforts through project, program and policy development.
  • Develops budgets, schedules and forecasts in conjunction with office directors, project managers, planners and others that accurately represent logical, rational processes and outcomes. Monitors, reviews and analyzes progress and the achievement of milestones and stated goals.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for evaluating and monitoring the progress and status of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and other capital programs and projects. Develops reports and reporting procedures that provide for the acquisition and analysis of relevant data, presented in a manner and medium that result in timely, clear, accurate information of high utility. These analyses and reporting processes must include quality control mechanisms that strongly enhance the reliability and accuracy of the information presented.
  • Plans and directs the preparation of status reports for the CIP and other capital programs, in coordination with appropriate departments. Including accrual analyses, fiscal adjustments, yearly fiscal operating and capital budgets, staffing levels, and organizational configurations, and assess impacts and results.
  • Assists the Director in establishing departmental performance goals, measures, management objectives and reports and provides professional support and guidance to office staff.
  • Responsible for advising senior management of the status of all CIP and capital projects, including progress, scheduling and financial status; identifying problem areas as well as recommending solutions to resolve the problems, including the review and initiation of requests for capital reprogramming actions.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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