Capital Program Manager

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Sep 12, 2022
Closes
Sep 27, 2022
Ref
220755
Hours
Full Time
Marketing Statement

The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority's Office of Planning and Business Transformation (PLBT) is seeking candidates for its Capital Program Manager. PLBT is responsible for strategic planning, sustainability programs, and key inter-departmental, transformational programs including bus priority, fare payment systems, and zero emission vehicles. This position is vital to the successful operations of the department to manage the finances associated with its large, diverse capital program as well as its annual operating expenses.

The Capital Program Manager collaborates both within the team and across departments within the Authority to guide capital and operating investments and programs. Key responsibilities include:

• Track and report on capital program budgets, expenditures and outlook for project managers and senior management

• Develop and report on strategic project updates for senior leadership

• Work with stakeholders across the organization to support the planning and delivery of capital investment delivery status as well as on operating budgets

• Analyze and evaluate the performance of high priority projects in the capital portfolio

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in key program decision-making, apply advanced problem-solving skills, and collaborate with project managers, asset owners, and other stakeholders across Metro.

Interested candidateswill have strong communications and interpersonal skills as well as proven experience in tools to analyze, track and evaluate the performance of capital and operating programs, including programming, planning, and budgeting.

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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