Assistant Project Manager

Washington D.C
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time
Help make WMATA safer and more efficient as an Assistant Project Manager in the SAFE department.

Metro is seeking two Assistant Project Managers to lead various high-profile initiatives across the Authority. This role is critical in achieving WMATA's regulatory requirements as well as its internal strategy. The ideal incumbent will be an organized and structured thinker, skilled at both project and people management. If you believe in the power of data to drive continuous improvement, think people are the solution to organizational change and want to work in an environment that values entrepreneurship and innovation, you're encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Transportation, or a related field
    • In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of diversified experience in project management and administration to include the below experience as well.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in project management and administration.

  • N/A

Preferred Education
  • Master's degree in Business Administration Finance, Accounting, Economics, Transportation, or related field
  • PMP certification
  • ProSci certification

  • Experience working with organizational change projects and initiatives
  • Experience with the transportation industry

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:

The Assistant Project Manager works closely with leaders from the Safety and Operations Departments, applying their expertise in Project Management (PM) to support the tactical planning required to implement WMATA's Safety Management S ystem (SMS) Strategic Roadmap. They will engage responsible action owners and their subject matter experts to develop and implement detailed plans of action required to accomplish key milestones used to establish a robust, industry-leading SMS. The assistant project manager supports and is accountable for developing specific action plans; integrating them into a master plan; establishing and managing the operating rhythm; tracking implementation progress against plan; measuring results with key performance indicators; problem solving facilitation; preparing intuitive status dashboards, and; reporting and presenting to senior and executive leadership on a regular basis.

This role will also support the management team's execution of corporate initiatives and requirements, such as the annual performance objectives, MetroMoves, MetroDocs and other initiatives as required.

  • Works with SMS strategic milestone owners to develop the plans of action required to meet success criteria and achieve results.
  • Uses tools such as Microsoft Project to develop action plans and integrate them into an overall SMS master plan.
  • Manages a structured operating rhythm including the coordination of regular progress review meetings that establish the cadence for an SMS project to drive ownership and accountability.
  • Oversees the execution of projects to support the SMS and monitors the progress of activities to implement the SMS
  • Supports the implementation of the Quality Management System Plan (QMSP) throughout the SAFE department
  • Prepares reports on project progress as requested by departmental leadership.
  • Monitors and provides proactive status updates on SAFE's execution of mandatory business processes and initiatives, like MetroDocs, QMSP, etc.

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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