Manager Capital Program Budgets and Project Controls

Washington D.C
Jan 19, 2023
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
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.

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