Associate Construction Project Manager

Washington D.C
Sep 12, 2023
Sep 24, 2023
Full Time

Be part of transit history! The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) serves 98 stations with 130 miles of track, 1,500 daily buses, and paratransit service across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. The Infrastructure Department executes the construction, inspection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of all fixed assets through the Authority. The Department is also responsible for the delivery of Metro's Capital Improvement Projects currently valued at $12.4 billion over six years. Join Infrastructure as an Associate Construction Project Manager to support a variety of capital, maintenance, and state of good repair projects gaining exposure to a multitude of career pathways in project planning, project management, construction management, engineering, maintenance, and project controls. This entry level job will work with experienced team members to perform professional, analytical, and technical work.

We are looking for candidates with interest in a range of responsibilities such as reviewing maintenance schedules, evaluating risks, performing early project planning, maintaining project costs, analyzing asset performance, collecting data, preparing work schedules, coordinating responses to requests for information, coordinating scope of work projects, and performing other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, work with a team, take initiative, and execute challenging assignments.

Infrastructure is seeking Associate Construction Project Managers for multiple current and future vacancies across a variety of teams, projects, assets, stages of capital programming, and discipline areas.


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or Construction Technology related discipline

  • No prior civil engineering or construction project implementation experience required, but is preferred

  • Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Certification, Level 2, within six (6) months of hire and maintained for the duration of time in this job

  • Some experience in a construction implementation environment
  • Driver's License / ability to obtain driver's license and operate a motor vehicle

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for the position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Capital Project Management Associate is an entry level project management job. The incumbent works under direct supervision and performs entry-level, professional, analytical and technical work to assist with the management, progress inspection, documentation, analysis, communication, and reporting for construction projects implemented through the Authority's Capital Improvement Program. Works under supervision of Project Manager with guidance from Construction Engineer, Construction Supervisor, and Construction Inspection team.

  • Supports coordination of scope of work (SOW) reviews; prepares cost estimates based on final designs; and coordinates technical review of shop drawings for constructability and conflicts to gain on the job training and to contribute to successful project implementation outcomes.
  • Assists project managers in the day-to-day operations of project, with managing costs, schedules and quality, supporting project process improvement and compliance with existing policies and procedures.
  • Attends construction coordination meetings and drafts project related correspondence for review by project management team. May take meeting minutes, perform research and outreach, and develop presentations depicting project achievements and challenges to ensure, in the fast-paced project environment, that project management teams have needed support to document and communicate project information appropriately and timely.
  • Performs work with well-defined objectives, including activities such as data collection, synthesis of data gathered to support analysis, and documentation of findings and recommendations. Explores a wide variety of roles and functions within project management and increases proficiency with analysis and communication.
  • Conducts preliminary reviews of construction records and reports; drafts progress summaries, memoranda and briefs regarding status and delays; gathers information and responds to requests for project status from internal stakeholders.
  • Uses analytical skills and independent research to provide additional business and technical acumen to support effective documentation of progress and status, as well as to develop polished business and technical analysis and writing skills; and support the continuous improvement of tracking and reporting.
  • Conducts preliminary review of design changes, requests for information, and makes recommendations for changes in work plan resulting from claim and supplemental agreements. Applies knowledge and contributes to identifying causation and makes suggestions for issue resolution during construction implementation.
  • Performs other functions and tasks as assigned, such as observing and taking note of safety compliance and conformance within WMATA's safety culture, rules and procedures as applied to field conditions.

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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