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Project Manager, Capital Improvement Program (Elevator/Escalator)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Closing date
Sep 22, 2023

Job Details

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in overall technical management within a large engineering and construction project.

  • Eight (8) years' experience in overall technical project management within a large engineering and construction project

  • Certification/Licensure
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
    • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued from the jurisdiction of residence

  • Certification/Licensure
    • Professional Engineer License
    • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) QEI-1 certification or equivalent QEI-1 certification recognized in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia jurisdictions

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 Project Manager, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is responsible for the effective and efficient overall project management of multiple vertical transportation projects. The incumbent manages multiple large-scale projects in the aggregate multi-year range of 100-200 million dollar range, and is responsible to bring these projects on time and within budget.

Essential Functions
  • Prepares and recommends for approval project schedules, estimates, and budgets also determines proper project outlook.
  • Secures commitment from affected Authority departments regarding contract documents, budget, and schedule. Communicates and confirms clear stakeholder understanding of scope, cost, and timeline and ensures project is completed on time and on budget.
  • Arranges for project management coordination and controls consistent with project and operational needs.
  • Supervises subordinate staff and consultants to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving timesheets and leave requests, and ensuring necessary subordinate training is provided.
  • Oversees coordination activities, establishes schedule priorities, identifies access requirements, and work area allocation, ensures work is performed safely and meets or exceeds scheduled completion dates.
  • Works with Authority Officers, the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Members, federal, state, local government offices and civic organizations to ensure successful completion of projects and achievement of successful outcomes for all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reviews and comments on the project scope, cost, management, resource allocation, and schedule to ensure that program needs are properly met and the project goal is aligned with those needs and continues schedule and on budget.
  • Coordinates all major events on the project by assisting various offices to solve problems with mutually dependent items, holds meetings and conferences when necessary. Leads these meetings, to ensure stakeholders' involvement and operational awareness.
  • Assists supporting offices in obtaining major approvals and agreements from local, county, state and federal jurisdictions and agencies to ensure project schedules and goals are met in accordance with regulatory approval and concurrence.

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.

Other Functions
  • Assigns detailed work tasks to staff members and consultants ensuring proper allocation of skilled resources.
  • Conducts project status meetings with staff. Ensures meeting results are recorded and summary transmitted to the Office Director and other Departments' Directors for appropriate action. Analyzes project status and takes appropriate steps to ensure projects are on time and on budget.

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:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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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