Capital Program Manager

Washington D.C
Jun 13, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time
Are you looking to join a team that is at the center of planning for Metro's $2B annual capital budget and $12B six-year capital program? The Office of Capital Program Management (OCPM) is looking for candidates at the mid-level (approximately 3 to 8 years of experience) to help develop the capital program and perform data analysis to help Metro leadership make key investment decisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process, utilize problem solving skills, and collaborate with project managers, asset owners, and other stakeholders across Metro. The experienced candidate will:
  • Monitor, research and document updates on capital projects and other capital programming data
  • Internally collaborate to develop strategic project updates for senior leadership
  • Assist in increasing accountability and transparency on capital delivery progress
  • Analyze and evaluate the performance of high priority projects in the capital portfolio
  • Meet with stakeholders across the organization to discuss capital investment delivery status, strategy, risks and issues
  • Facilitate the effective flow of capital program communication throughout the Authority

Interested candidatesshould be able to communicate and coordinate effectively and be able to use analytical tools to evaluate the performance of capital portfolio delivery. Ideal candidates should have project management experience. Additionally, candidates should have experience analyzing complex projects and/or have experience using analytical processes to support transparent capital reporting Familiarity with capital program management and other capital asset infrastructure activities (at the state, local or federal levels), such as programming, planning, and budgeting would be an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, or related field

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible program and/or project management experience in a large-scale organization, which includes at least four (4) years of experience working with public or private sector transportation/transit organization(s), with emphasis on capital program administration

  • N/A

  • PMP certification

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 planning, scheduling, managing, coordinating, and directing a broad range of capital projects and programs, linked to the organizational goals and responsibilities of the department in which it resides. The incumbent will develop, analyze, monitor, and coordinate major capital infrastructure programs as well as prepare, coordinate, and monitor the yearly fiscal capital budgets.

Essential Functions
  • Performs wide range of project, program, and policy development functions, including conducting data analyses, framing recommendations and options for senior management consideration, developing detailed project and program plans, leading project and program implementation efforts, and assessing impacts and results.
  • Prepares and develops budget forecasts, budget accrual analyses and reports and recommends fiscal adjustments as necessary in close coordination with respective organizations reporting up to the department leader (i.e. Director or above), to include, the yearly fiscal operating and capital budgets, staffing levels, organizational configurations, and management objectives, goals, and programs.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates activities, programs, policies, and procedures within the department's capital programs. Develops, analyzes, monitors, and evaluates the organization's programs, goals, and objectives. Participates in the development of departmental performance goals, measures, and reports.
  • Represents the organization on various committees, task forces, and teams on matters related to capital programs, as well as, interfaces with other organizations on issues related to capital prioritization and funding.

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


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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