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Manager Capital Program Budgets and Project Controls

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington D.C
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

Job Details

General Hybrid Work Statement:

This opportunity is a hybrid opportunity allowing for flexibility between virtual and in-person work subject to the Authority's telework policy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field

  • Eight, (8), years of experience in the Management or Analysis of project budgets, forecasts, schedules, and financial controls.

  • Roadway Work Protection Level 1 within 60 days of hire

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Roadway Work Protection Level 1 within 60 days of hire
  • Eight, (8), years of experience in the Management or Analysis of project budgets, forecasts, schedules, and financial controls.

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.


Under general direction, the Manager Capital Program Budgets and Project Controls manages and supervises the operations and activities of the Capital Budget Division including development, management and administration of capital budgets, funds and accounting. The incumbent partners with multiple WMATA departments, programs, and projects to provide funding, financial guidance and controls to the multi-billion-dollar annual capital program. Provides analysis and recommendations for allocation of funds to capital program needs; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; provides support to the Director of Capital Budget Management; and performs related duties as assigned.

The Manager Capital Program Budgets and Project Controls directs, through subordinate professionals, the daily operations and activities of the Capital Budget assigned portfolio including the development, management and administration of capital budgets.

  • Develops the annual and 6-year budgets for the assigned portion of WMATA's multi-billion-dollar annual Capital Program required by the WMATA Compact to establish funding and priorities for the capital program
  • Coordinates closely with staff and project managers on numerous projects to understand project needs and risks, and to forecast changes to budgets that arise from changes in scope, schedule, and cost that evolve as projects progress; prioritizes and identifies funding for these emerging needs. Ensures adjustments to projects and project costs are made within the Board-approved limits on the capital budget.
  • Reviews, approves or denies, as appropriate, procurement requests for assigned portion of WMATA's Capital Program to ensure that capital dollars are spent only on approved purchases and in a manner that is compliant with the conditions and requirements of each source of funds for the capital program.
  • Manages capital program reporting, both internal and external, to oversight and funding agencies, and provides information to executive leadership to inform priorities and decisions. Provides information required by funding agreements with the Federal Transit Administration and local municipalities.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Monitors capital program accounting to ensure the accuracy of project expenditures, accruals, month-end and year-end closing, and financial data for the capital program. Coordinates with Funding Management to ensure proper fund sources are being applied to the capital program to ensure all project expenses are accounted for within GAAP and are available to be compliantly funded with eligible fund sources.

  • Serves as a business partner and resource, and the ultimate financial authority, for numerous project managers across WMATA for over $1 billion annually in capital investment.
  • Cultivates and maintains trusting relationships with the project community to efficiently distribute scarce resources to a large program while keeping all mission-critical work advancing.
  • Frequently visits and tours job sites with staff and project managers in order to develop in-depth project understanding and trusting relationships that result in efficient and compliant stewardship of the public money that funds the capital program.

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.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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