Assistant Project Manager, Capital Improvement Project Elevator Escalator

Sep 09, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Transportation Planning or a related field
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, design, planning, and architecture; or construction project management may be considered

  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, design, planning, and architecture; or construction project management

  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license issued from the jurisdiction of residence

  • Experience
    • Experience working in the elevator/escalator industry.

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.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Assistant Project Manager, Capital Improvement Project Elevator Escalator is a program management, administrative and supervisory engineering role involving the effective and efficient overall program management and contract oversight of escalator and elevator rehabilitation, modernization, major repairs, and maintenance.

Essential Functions
  • Coordinates the review of scope of work for final elevator/escalator designs prepared by consultants, prepares independent cost estimates for the final design efforts. Confers periodically with contractors, consultants and Authority officials concerning construction plans, specifications, costs, water or electrical issues, unusual conditions and work coordination relating to the elevator/escalator program. Analyzes design and construction changes.
  • Recommends changes in contractor schedules to ensure completion of the project within project time constraints and reviews and recommends variations from plans and specifications. Prepares activity reports to describe the changes to the project. Conducts timely field inspections to ensure effective performance of field activities and compliance with construction plans and specifications. Investigates and analyzes field activities, costs, equipment reliability and safety problems. Develops and implements engineering problem solutions.
  • Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensures appropriate subordinate training is provided. Maintains sound employee and labor relations while upholding the rights and interests of management. Establishes work plans and metrics for subordinates and conducts performance evaluations of subordinates based upon these plans and metrics.
  • Responsible and accountable for developing and submitting realistic and reasonable project budgets and for producing accurate and detailed progress reports 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. Provides progress reports to Office of Management and Budget Services (OMBS) as well as the program's front office (ELT member) as required. Responsible for accurate project cost allocation and for the timely, complete review and approval of invoices. Assumes the duties of Project Manager as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all individuals and organizations.

Other Functions
  • Operates WMATA vehicle as needed.

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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