Manager, Project Estimating & Scheduling Signaling Systems

May 14, 2021
May 21, 2021
Full Time
Do you want to have a lasting impact on the Washington DC region and public transit? Apply today to become a key member of WMATA's Signaling System Renewal Program (SSRP) team where you will be responsible for managing the planning, scheduling, and estimating of WMATA's signaling system renewal portfolio. This position will report to the Director of SSRP and will manage and direct the support and consultant staff ensuring that all capital signaling projects and the associated procurements/contracts are planned and executed on time. This position will help in the development of key performance metrics which will be used to measure SSRP program performance. This position will also play a critical role in the development of the program-level scheduling for the Next Generation signaling system plans for WMATA. The ideal candidate for this position will have an engineering and transportation planning background, preferably with transit experience. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple priorities, monitor cost and schedule obligations; and have solid communication and customer service skills. Come and build upon your management experience in program scheduling and estimating for one of WMATA's most critical renewal programs. Are you up for the challenge?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Technology or related field

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the administration and supervision of estimating and scheduling projects and staff.
  • Demonstrated Estimating/scheduling experience on a series of large and complex construction projects.

  • N/A

  • Project Management
  • Scheduling Technology

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 Manager Project Estimating and Scheduling is responsible for managing a staff of engineers engaged in preparing independent cost estimates and or developing, maintaining and updating project and program schedules. The incumbent is responsible for implementing and enforcing WMATA procedures, standards and guidelines for independent cost estimates and for developing and implementing departmental scheduling procedures, standards, and guidelines. This position leads the performance of a technical staff, manages team deliverables, performs gap analysis, implements process improvements, and presents reports for managers, directors and stakeholders.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages and provides guidance to the estimating and scheduling staff to include establishing and maintaining estimating and scheduling procedures and standards.
  • Reviews cost analyses, estimates, and schedules prepared by project offices to ensure that the work products reasonably reflect the planned work. Provides, as required, consultative services to contract negotiating teams prior to and during negotiations with vendors.
  • Leads the delivery of estimating and scheduling services for a wide group of stakeholders in support of project and program procurement, planning and execution. Stakeholders include offices throughout WMATA and occasionally outside projects under adjacent construction.
  • Champions the use of accepted industry standards and guidelines for estimating and scheduling work throughout the construction project lifecycle.
  • Optimizes staff efficiency and the quality of the work product by facilitating the automation of the estimating and scheduling processes within the limits of the resources available.
  • Serves as a vital resource on construction project procurement, implementation and change management activities, predicting and controlling costs and providing the basis of WMATA's position on negotiations for construction and engineering contracts.
  • Facilitates staff training related to construction industry costing trends and or scheduling practices to ensure the estimating and scheduling staff maintains state-of-the-art knowledge and capabilities in areas relevant to their assigned responsibilities.
  • Meets regularly with WMATA project teams and stays well informed about upcoming project needs for estimating and or scheduling support.

Other Functions
  • May develop and maintain a cost estimating information system including, a centralized database for a full range of construction and engineering functions within the WMATA Transportation System. May establish, publish, and or maintain WMATA-wide standards and guidelines for the preparation of project estimates, analyses, and / or schedules.
  • May coordinate, as needed, with the Office of Inspector General and the Office of Procurement to ensure that estimating and scheduling policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines are in conformance with regulatory and internal requirements.
  • May act in the role Technical Resource (COTR) or task manager on a given procurement contract.
  • 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.

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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