Metro is seeking to fill a project manager position within the Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability implements and advances policies, programs, and partnerships to achieve Metro's Sustainability Vision and Principles. We achieve this mission by:
- Facilitating an organizational culture of continual improvement and sustainable stewardship
- Strategically engaging and partnering to leverage best return on investment for the region
- Integrating sustainability into agency-wide decision-making processes
- Enhancing and communicating the full value of Metro
Interested candidates will have familiarity with the role of infrastructure investments and/or transit in supporting regional sustainability and resiliency as well as accurately and effectively reporting complex information to diverse audiences. Experience with LEED/Envision standards, design and construction project processes and engineering, specifically for transit infrastructure, is highly desired. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education
- Support organizational change management, project, innovation, and best practice adoption
- Identify opportunities to improve the sustainability and resilience of projects over their entire lifecycle
- Collaborate with Metro's capital program, construction, engineering, and operating departments to achieve sustainability and resilience goals, including identification of risks, opportunities, innovative contracting, new technologies and evolving best practice.
- Participate in LEED/Envision design and construction meetings ensuring sustainability and resiliency goals progress, and coordinate development of related policy and training
- With consultant support, proactively review construction plans and design deliverables to ensure sustainability and resiliency requirements are met
- Review and support updates to sustainability and resilience requirements within specifications, design standards, contract language, and internal practice guidance
- Develop and maintain tracking and reporting of Metro's sustainability and resiliency related investments and the benefits those investments bring to the agency and the region
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Business Management or related field
Certification/Licensure Preferred Experience
- Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience analyzing business problems and coordinating business improvement projects in a large-scale organization
- Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, and implementing complex, high-profile projects and programs
- Experience with a transit organization or progressively responsible managerial experience in a highly visible organization in the public service sector
- Six Sigma Process Improvement Certification
- Project Management Certification
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. SUMMARY
The Project Manager (Non-Technical) conducts research and gathers data from various sources in response to inquiries from internal and external entities and keeps department leadership apprised on matters that may have an impact on the delivery of the department's mission. The incumbent provides strategic support, guidance, and management for a broad range of projects to include program and policy assignments pertinent to the mission of the department. The Project Manager (Non-Technical) is responsible for ensuring the existence and operation of management systems for the purpose of organizing data/information that facilitate the planning, development, direction, management, analysis and implementation of assigned project/programs within the specific department. In addition, this incumbent develops, monitors, and coordinates viable strategic activities and programs to enhance organizational management/development opportunities. The incumbent encounters and addresses sensitive and confidential matters on a routine basis. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Performs a wide range of project, programs and policy development duties, including conducting detailed issue and data analyses, framing recommendations and options for executive consideration, developing detailed project and program plans, leading project and program implementation efforts and assessing impacts and results.
- Oversees all aspects of a project over the entire project life-cycle. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of project in order to affirm a precise delivery timeframe.
- Develops in-depth familiarity with functional/business scope and project objectives.
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
- Develops, coordinates and monitors the implementation and effectiveness of viable strategic plans pertaining to assigned projects or programs.
- Reviews and responds or coordinates responses to high-profile, complex, and politically sensitive executive correspondence, including inquiries from federal, state, regional, and local government officials, Board of Directors, and the general public.
- Assists in the development, implementation and oversight of departmental policies, procedures and policy instructions, regulations, goals, long-range strategies, and outreach initiatives.
- Serves as liaison between offices within or outside of the department to ensure expeditious resolution to issues and provide necessary resources to appropriate customers.
- Develops, implements, and executes strategies, processes, and best practices which effectively address Authority-wide business goals.
- Responsible and accountable for developing and submitting a realistic and reasonable project budget and for issuing appropriate progress reports as required to record the project's advancements or delays. The report shall include a register of completed tasks, all payments issued and any problems causing delays, redirection of focus or that impacts project delivery timeline or strategy. A progress report will be provided to OMBS as well as the program's front office (ELT member) as required.
- Responsible for cost allocation to appropriate projects and for the timely and accurate review and approval of applicable invoices.
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.