Project Manager, Vehicles

Washington D.C.
Feb 15, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Project Manager, Vehicles
Job ID: 180073 Location: MD - Greenbelt Rail Facil
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Open-Close 01/29/2018
- 02/14/2018
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Posting/Position Details:

All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering, Business or Program Management discipline.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, a High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years of work experience in a related engineering discipline may be considered (in addition to the minimum experience requirement below)


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and diversified project management experience for transit vehicles or other industries to include specification review; oversight, management, and coordination of internal staff and contractors; ensuring deliverables meets contract specifications and budget; resolving issues involving  and completing contract  fulfillment.


  • N/A


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred
  • Experience working with Federal Oversight Authorities (e.g. FTA) and Elected Officials

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 position is responsible for leading, managing, and coordinating the various aspects of the manufacture, procurement, and testing of all new, rehabilitated rail cars and/or their major sub-systems. Manages and coordinates processes associated with the program to include establishing priorities for WMATA and external consultants retained to assist in integrating engineering aspects, ensuring manufacture and assembly of the rail cars meet contract specifications, testing rail cars and ensuring that rail cars are operational prior to final acceptance.


  • Leads and coordinates WMATA internal staff in efforts associated with manufacturing, procuring, and testing all projects.
  • In consultation with PRMT (Procurement) assists in management of the consultants' activities on all aspects of the project. Resolves issues associated with contract fulfillment. Manages the process of resolving issues that arise between WMATA staff and the contractors and ensures contractors' deliverables meet contract specifications, timetables, and budget.
  • Interfaces with the Project Management Oversight Committee within the Department of Transportation to ensure that the project meets FTA and DOT requirements and remains legally compliant. Represents WMATA to the Project Management Oversight, public officials, and responds to project questions and ensuring legal compliance.
  • Serves as liaison to and briefs the Board of Directors and the Committees on all aspects of the program. Maintains relevant communications with various parties associated with the program and develops schedules for periodic review meetings and briefings.
  • Ensures management of project closeout program to include coordinating and completing engineering, procurement, and budgeting tasks.
  • Prepares project-related correspondence to consultants, contractors, and others.
  • Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and time sheets, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided.
  • Works with engineering staff in reviewing technical design issues and engineering change orders that arise. Manages any contractual changes with PRMT to ensure the program meets its target completion date.
  • Responsible and accountable for developing and submitting a realistic and reasonable project budget and for issuing appropriate progress reports as required to record the project's advancements or delays. The report shall include a register of completed tasks, all payments issued and any problems causing delays, redirection of focus or that impacts project delivery timeline or strategy. A progress report will be provided to OMBS as well as the program's front office (ELT member) as required.
  • Responsible for cost allocation to appropriate projects and for the timely and accurate review and approval of applicable invoices.

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.

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