Project Manager - CIP

Washington D.C.
Jun 22, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Marketing Statement

Want to drive complex projects for Metro that impact the daily lives of thousands of people?   Join WMATA’s Maintenance of Way Work Planning department as we turn our new dedicated capital funding into a program that restores WMATA to a State of Good Repair.

 As the Manager of Major Outages, you will lead the planning and execution of WMATA’s major metrorail service outages. The purpose of these outages is to complete as much rehabilitation and maintenance work as possible in order to minimize the overall disruption of passenger service.  These major outages are very complex, and critical to improving and sustaining Metro’s reliability.  Metro is building its capabilities to plan and execute complex multi-disciplined projects, and you will lead the coordination of the contractor and WMATA work teams to maximize safety and efficiency. You will also collaborate extensively with Rail and Bus Service Planning and our local jurisdictional partners to help develop the best mitigation plans possible for our riders who depend on Metrorail.


Build on the success of SafeTrack and become an industry-leader in executing transit outages, managing all the complexity that comes with major infrastructure renewal.  Must thrive on complex problem-solving, be able to range from strategic level planning to detailed tactical execution and lead large groups to find novel cross-functional solutions.  Strong project management and planning skills required; strong technical knowledge of rail maintenance and/or construction a plus.  


Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline field with a minimum of eight (8) years demonstrated successful experience in overall technical project management within a large engineering and construct ion project. Thorough knowledge or demonstrated ability to rapidly obtain knowledge of the engineering requirements, program policies and procedures by which the Authority is governed. Knowledge of construction and engineering contract management and administration is also required.

Or an equivalent combination of post-high school education and more than eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience in overall technical management within a large engineering and construction project. Knowledge of construction and engineering contract management and administration is also required.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

This is a project management, administrative and supervisory position requiring the effective and efficient overall project management of one or more assigned projects. Employee in this class serves as overall Project Manager for assigned projects in the aggregate multi-year range of $100 million to $200 million range, and is responsible for ensuring the projects are completed within budget and on schedule. Employee responsibilities include overseeing, managing, and coordinating the development of assigned projects from conceptualization to final acceptance, including planning, design, systems engineering, procurement, construction, contract close-outs and systems testing included in the construction contracts. Employee coordinates the needs of the various offices, resolving conflicts that impact on project schedule and costs; makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have a far-reaching impact on the overall development and completion of the assigned projects; initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key personnel and officials of other organizations within and outside the Authority; and negotiates critical and controversial issues with other top level engineers and offices of other organizations, companies and representatives of State, Local, and Federal Governments. Employee must demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgment in planning, organizing, coordinating and solving unprecedented engineering and construction problems. Employee determines project needs and requirements, develops procedures and guides all engineering and construction activities to meet project deadlines. Employee is responsible for leading, directing, his/her diverse staff and for the selection of personnel to ensure the highest level of staff competency in carrying out the Authority's construction program.

Prepares and recommends for approval project schedules, estimates and budgets that are complete, realistic, and fully meet project goals and is responsible for adhering strictly to the approved project schedules and budgets.

Secures commitment from affected Authority departments on contract documents, budget, and schedule.

Arranges for project management coordination and controls consistent with both project and operational needs.

Supervises subordinate staff and/or consultant to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided.

Assigns detailed work tasks to be completed by the staff members and consultant.

Oversees coordination activities to establish schedule priorities, access requirements and allocation of work areas for each contract affected while minimizing fiscal impacts by exercising maximum control and assuring that the work is performed in a safe manner to meet the scheduled completion date.

Conducts project status meetings with staff. Results of the meetings are recorded and summary transmitted to the Office Director and other Department and Office Directors for appropriate action.

Conducts project status briefings for Authority Officers; the General Manager; WMATA Board Members; Federal, State, Local Government Offices; and Local Civic Organizations as required.

Reviews and comments on the Project Scope to ensure that program needs, schedule and costs are adhered to; coordination occurs between various departments and aspects of the project; and project elements are cost effective.

Coordinates all major events on the project by assisting various offices to solve mutually dependent items, calling conferences when necessary and chairing meetings.

Assists supporting offices in obtaining major approvals and agreements from city, state, and D.C. jurisdictions including Federal agencies to assure project schedules and goals are met.

Conducts research and prepares recommendations for complex project management, engineering and construction problems.

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.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right   of 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:

  • 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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