Sr. Sustainability Program Coordinator

Washington D.C
May 12, 2023
May 29, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
***This opening has multiple vacancies

Department Marketing Statement

Are you a sustainability professional looking for an exciting new opportunity? Metro is seeking multiple senior sustainability program coordinators to join our Office of Sustainability. This role provides a unique opportunity to put your expertise to work making a meaningful impact in our community and contribute to one of the greenest ways to travel around the National Capital Region.

The Office of Sustainability, within Metro's Department of Planning and Performance, is working to drive organizational change through planning and strategy. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to coordinate and advance best practices for sustainability, climate resiliency, resource efficiency, decarbonization, and/or clean energy in transit, while communicating Metro's sustainability value to the region. We value collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, data-driven and visionary strategy development, and delivering concrete and meaningful improvements to our customers and workforce.

The successful candidate will be a motivated individual with proven expertise in project management, problem solving, and/or stakeholder engagement. If you're highly organized, able to work independently, and skilled in building relationships and communicating complex information, we encourage you to apply.

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.


  • Bachelor's degree majoring in Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Transportation, Urban Planning or related discipline
  • Coursework in sustainability, climate change, energy, and/or resiliency topics

  • A minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in sustainability, environmental policy, public administration, transportation planning, project management, business administration, or a related technical field, which must include work on sustainability, energy/decarbonization, resiliency, or climate change projects/programs
    • A Master's degree in sustainability, environmental management, or related technical field can be counted as two (2) years toward work experience

  • LEED Green Associate or AP (BD+C preferred) and/or ISI Envision Certified within the first six months of hire and maintained for the duration of time in job

  • Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Policy/Law or similar
  • Experience as a manager of professional staff

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.


This Sr. Sustainability Program Coordinator provides strategic support, guidance, and management for a broad range of projects to achieve programmatic sustainability, energy/decarbonization, and resilience goals. This includes but is not limited to research, analysis, stakeholder engagement, initiative planning, implementation, deliverable coordination, performance evaluation and monitoring. The incumbent builds relationships with many internal and external stakeholders to support the deployment of sustainable capital and operating initiatives and drives organizational change management and best practice adoption.

  • Coordinate tasks and deliverables across multiple projects that support the Authority's sustainability, energy, and resiliency programs. This includes but is not limited to research, analysis, stakeholder engagement, implementation, change management, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Develops and maintains sustainability project scopes, work plans and budgets, involving all relevant stakeholders, to ensure technical feasibility and align with goals and objectives. Tracks and reports on progress and support the management of external consultant resources.
  • Evaluates business processes, policies, procedures, forms and templates for areas of improvement; develops and launches updates to account for sustainability, energy, and resilience.
  • Builds and manages relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and partners at all levels of the organization to facilitate implementation of sustainable, energy efficient, and resilient projects. Organizes, attends and participates in stakeholder meetings; responds promptly to requests for information, documents and follows-up on actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Supports projects targeting energy efficiency and green building certifications like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Envision, including management of documentation review, and spearheading opportunities to improve the sustainability and resilience of projects.
  • Analyzes transportation industry trends, identifying risks and opportunities with new technologies and evolving best practices, and provide summarized information for the team.
  • Prepares presentations and reports pertaining to sustainability for internal and external stakeholders, as needed, that provide clear information, visualizations and graphics communicating the regional benefits.
  • Establishes technical requirements, business outcomes, and metrics that will help ensure successful future implementation for sustainability and resiliency projects.
  • Drives organizational change management, project innovation, and best practice adoption
  • Prepares and manages annual capital and operating budgets for the Office of Sustainability; develops, submits, and approves requisitions, invoices, initial cost estimates (ICE), scopes of work (SOW), and other procurement documents; leads compensation equity analyses for office and presents results to managements

The functions 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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