Sr. Program Coordinator

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
220535
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to join a team that is at the center of managing Metro's $2 Billion annual capital budget? The Office of Capital Program Financial (OCFM) is looking for mid-level candidates to help manage the capital program budget, forecast, and reporting. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the project delivery process, utilize problem solving skills, and collaborate with project managers, asset owners, and other stakeholders across Metro. The successful candidate will:
  • Learn and understand the work being delivered with a portfolio of assigned capital projects and establish and maintain productive working relationships with the project management teams
  • Use project knowledge to constantly forecast project scope, schedule and cost compared to budget to ensure proper alignment of resources to needs
  • Maintain project forecasts including project status narrative in Hyperion
  • Approve expenditures against a portfolio of assigned capital projects
  • Contribute to the development of annual and six-year capital budgets

Interested candidates will be able to communicate and coordinate effectively and be able to use analytical tools to evaluate capital expenditures. Ideal candidates will have capital project/program budgeting and forecasting experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics, or Telecommunications Engineering or a related field

Experience
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated successful experience in overall technical project management within a large engineering project

Certification/Licensure
  • None

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.

Mission Essential Designation
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Mission Essential Designation
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Project Manager (Communications) manages one or more assigned projects in the areas of Communications, Telecommunications and/or Fare Collection. Responsibilities include overseeing, managing, and coordinating the development of assigned projects from conceptualization to final acceptance, including planning, design, systems engineering, procurement, contract close-out, engineering analysis, testing and acceptance. The incumbent uses creativity, foresight and sound judgment to plan, organize, coordinate and solve unprecedented engineering and construction problems. Additionally, the incumbent determines project needs and requirements, develops procedures and guides all engineering and construction activities to meet project deadlines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Conducts status briefings for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officers, the General Manager, WMATA Board Members, federal, state, and local government offices as well as local civic organizations as required, providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate actions and/or complying with safety regulations.
  • Resolves conflicts that impact on project schedule and costs, to ensure the project is complete, realistic and fully meets prescribed project goals.
  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative with a far-reaching impact on the overall development and completion of the assigned projects.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with key personnel and officials of other organizations within and outside the Authority to convey and/or gather information required to successfully deliver assigned projects.
  • Negotiates critical and controversial issues with other top-level engineers and offices of other organizations, companies and representatives of state, local, and federal government.
  • Assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements, and to ensure that assignments are completed in compliance within established guidelines.
  • Coordinates all major events and project controls consistent with project and program quality assurance and operational needs by assisting various offices in solving mutually dependent issues, calling conferences when necessary, and chairing meetings
  • Evaluates and analyzes project performance based upon information gathered and recommends actions, to ensure compliance and to increase service reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Monitors projects to ensure schedule adherence, accurate financial forecasting, and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Reports on project status including completed tasks, payments issued, problems causing delays, as well as any redirection of focus that impacts project delivery timeline or strategy. Provides progress reports to the Office of Management and Budget Services (OMBS) as well as the program's executive leadership team (ELT) member as required.
  • Researches, recommends, and applies new approaches to address complex quality assurance, financial, engineering, technical, and project/program management problems.

Reviews and comments on project scope to ensure appropriate adherence to program needs, schedule and costs.

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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