Senior Project Manager, HC Technology

Washington D.C
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 03, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications :

  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Computer Science, or a related field.
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree four (4) years of managing projects and HR Technology implementations experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of project experience with full life-cycle implementation of PeopleSoft HCM or other HR applications; Core HR, Position Management, TAM/CG, eCollaborative applications product knowledge is required.


  • Project Management Professional
  • Human Resources Information Professional


Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job, if required. Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(s).


The Senior Project Manager, HC Technology is responsible for the initiation, control and oversight of HC Technology business transformation and upgrade initiatives.

The incumbent is responsible for leading major HC systems projects, HC systems, process design, and HC systems configuration. The Sr. Project Manager works with the HCIM Director; Manager, Human Capital Systems & Analytics; Manager, HC Shared Services and partners with the Department of Information Technology (IT) in researching, analyzing and coordinating and leading system/s implementation, enhancements and upgrade projects.

The incumbent works with HC, IT, and business sponsors to determine and coordinate the project lifecycle. This includes creating the project scope, determining the resources required, estimating the project costs, defining the project schedule, assigning tasks, scope control, project communications, implementation, and the turnover to production support.

The incumbent works closely with business sponsors to evaluate the business scope/objectives, assess impacts to the project and develop the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The incumbent collaborates with all areas of Information Technology teams to ensure appropriate technical resources are assigned to the project.

As the Sr. Project Manager, responsibilities require the ability to manage multiple projects and link those projects to business initiatives while ensuring project management practices and standards and procedures are adhered. This position will assume ultimate responsibility for the success of the project being managed as defined by the project charter and approved change requests.

  • Provides full-cycle project management for large projects in conjunction with HC, IT and department leaders to provide solutions to a variety of WMATA business operation and HCIM needs.
  • Plans, leads, coordinates, and collaborates with IT staff/management along with operational partners to lead projects through the appropriate phases of implementation and support throughout the WMATA enterprise.
  • Manages project timeline, risks and scope; maintains project documentation, produces status reports and communicates status to management and stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Organizes and lead project teams; and work collaboratively with the project sponsor to meet project goals.
  • Consults with Project Sponsors to develop business requirements documents, develop project charters, work breakdown structures, project schedules and milestone plans, risk management, communication plans, issue logs and decision logs
  • Coordinates and facilitates project team meetings, including agenda preparation, documentation of meeting discussion, and follow up items. Provides ongoing communication about project decisions.
  • Gathers status input from team members, maintain the project schedule, and publish status reports to project and stakeholders.
  • Escalates "at risk" tasks or issues Director HCIM and Project Sponsors.
  • Identifies, documents, communicates, tracks and resolves issues to help the team meet project objectives. Maintains project documentation for future reference and audit requirements.
  • Schedules and facilitates post implementation reviews, lessons learned exercises, and project closure activities.
  • Keeps informed of project management techniques.
  • Promotes effective teamwork and the spirit of partnership.
  • Serves as liaison between Human Capital, Departmental users and Information Technology. Partners with HC to define and identify business requirements and potential solutions then works with IT to further refine solution, develop, test and implement
  • Applies project management methodologies, tracks project progress and manages expectations, manages and escalates issues and risks, develops and carries out change management plans (including communications and training), and provides project metrics.

  • Provides PeopleSoft HCM subject matter expertise
  • Develops or critique business process and system enhancements
  • Provides input on department goals and objectives
  • Develops, encourage and maintain an open and professional relationship with internal and external customers
  • Takes account of the customers´ business goals and operational environment in decisions and recommendations

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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