Construction Manager

8100 Professional Place, MD
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Full Time
Want to play a key role on one of WMATA's most critical and high profile projects?

WMATA's Rail and Bus Infrastructure Renewal Program Group (RBIR) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Construction Manager to join the 400M Radio and Fiber Infrastructure Replacement Project.

The Construction Manager will function in a highly responsible managerial construction position assisting the Assistant General Superintendent to oversee and direct the Authority's multi-million-dollar Radio and Fiber Infrastructure Replacement project. The Construction Manager will oversee construction planning, phasing and coordination efforts between the RBIR team and internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered successfully, on time and in accordance with the Office of Capital Program Delivery (CAPD) required standards and guidelines. The Construction Manager must have strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the planning and coordination of complex construction contracts in the communications/cable installation field and have extensive knowledge working in an active transit environment.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil or Engineering, Construction Management or closely related field
  • In lieu of Bachelor Degree, a High School Diploma and four (4) years of experience, responsible for administering large scale rehabilitation/construction programs, in addition to the experience stated below, will be considered.

  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible construction management experience, to include at least two (2) years as a manager, responsible for directing and administering large scale rehabilitation / construction programs.
  • Experience must include management of a diverse internal and contractor workforce, system integration, field construction, contract administration, estimating, negotiations; project and design management.

  • N/A


  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) or Project Management Professional (PMP), or Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil or Engineering, Construction Management or closely related field
  • Experience in heavy civil, transit / transportation, electrical, mechanical or communication systems

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/Duties :
  • The Construction Manager manages major infrastructure installation projects within WMATA's Capital Program Delivery Office, involving complex rehabilitation / construction efforts. The incumbent oversees project coordination management activities and supervises staff that includes construction engineers, facilitators, office engineers, inspectors and support staff located in both office and field environments. Additionally, the incumbent recommends appropriate organization, staffing, and management approaches on construction execution to help ensure successful project implementation.

  • Provides overall direction to employees and/or contractors, within assigned area(s); ensures adequate technical inspection of work in progress to facilitate high-quality and safely accomplished work. Directs the evaluation of the work quality and the progress and performance of both employees and contractors. Initiates corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Partners with assigned Project Manager to serve as a project implementation subject matter expert, providing feedback on contractor proposals for remedial action to ensure mitigation strategies are outlined effectively and are compliant with Authority regulations.
  • Assists in developing plans, policies, and procedures for WMATA's Capital Program Delivery Office; assists in directing and coordinating rehabilitation / construction personnel in the execution and implementation of rehabilitation / construction programs, ensuring that systems and procedures meet internal Authority and industry standards.
  • Reviews rehabilitation / construction contract provisions, plans, and specifications to ensure constructability, economy, efficiency and safety relating to commissioning activities. Advises required WMATA offices and stakeholders of drawing/specification changes needed based on past lessons learned and best practices, to reduce potential for contractor change orders, schedule delays and impacts to revenue service.
  • Ensures that all work schedules are coordinated with contractors, appropriate WMATA staff, field elements and impacted stakeholders. Oversees the acquisition, allocation, accountability, and management of facilities, equipment, and supplies needed to ensure a successful project implementation and to minimized risk to revenue operations.
  • Oversees the preparation of a draft, annual and long-range rehabilitation / construction forecasts for project implementation that will facilitate a timely and efficient project implementation that is coordinated with other Authority capital programs and revenue operations

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to assigned rehabilitation / construction related contract payment estimates, if required, to ensure compliance with the CAPD Project Implementation Manual and Authority Procurement Regulations.
  • Assists in making contractual determinations and decisions related to the overall management of rehabilitation / construction contract modifications and claims, if necessary.

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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