Capital Program Analyst

Washington D.C
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time
Are you looking to join a team that is at the center of planning and overseeing Metro's $2B annual capital budget and $12B six-year capital program? The Office of Capital Program Management (OCPM) is looking for candidates at the intermediate-level (minimum 5 years of experience) to help develop the capital program and perform data analysis to help Metro leadership make key investment decisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process, utilize problem solving skills, and collaborate with project managers, asset owners, and other stakeholders across Metro. The experienced candidate will:
  • Play a key role in the annual capital planning process for a select group of investment types
  • Meet with stakeholders across the organization to discuss capital investment needs and potential gaps
  • Contribute to key documents to communicate the results of the capital programming process
  • Facilitate the effective flow of capital program communication during the annual capital planning process

Interested candidates will be able to communicate and coordinate effectively and be able to use analytical tools to evaluate investment needs. Ideal candidates will have capital project, financial or program, budgeting and asset experience. Additionally, candidates will have experience analyzing complex projects and/or have experience using analytical processes to support the identification and planning of projects to address capital needs. Familiarity with capital program management and other capital asset infrastructure activities (at the state, local or federal levels), such as programming, planning, and budgeting would be an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, finance, engineering, public administration, management or related discipline. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible executive level experience in financial or program management, budgeting, cost estimating, scheduling, engineering or public administration.

Experience in lieu of education will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible senior level experience in financial or program management, budgeting, cost estimating, scheduling, engineering or public administration.

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:

This is a professional program analyst position responsible for providing management oversight of budgets for programs and projects contained in the Authority's Approved Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including all reimbursable capital projects, projects contained within the Transit Service Expansion Plan, and other projects approved by the Authority. The incumbent reports to the Capital Program Manager and assists in accomplishing the goals of the Department of Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services.

Works closely with budget, oversight and engineering staff and other units in developing and implementing policies and procedures for providing program management oversight of budgets for the Authority's CIP and other capital projects.

Assists in developing criteria, standards, policies and procedures pertaining to project management oversight, ensuring consistency and adherence to WMATA policies and procedures and to FTA reporting requirements.

Assists in establishing work goals for the unit and providing professional support to ESVC and Authority staff.

Assists in planning and coordinating activities for evaluating and monitoring the status of the budgets for the CIP and other capital-related programs and projects and keeps management apprised of issues.

Assists in the development and administration of the annual operating and capital budgets including personnel cost, project expenditures, etc.

Assists in the preparation of status reports of the budgets for the CIP and other capital programs, in coordination with TIES and other Authority units.

Works closely with CIP project managers and other senior management to ensure adherence to approved or agreed-upon budgets, scope-of-work and schedules.

Reviews and monitors financial status of budgets for CIP projects, including budgets, commitments, obligations and expenditures, and provides monthly status reports to PLBE management.

Serves as subject-matter expert of budget developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the program.

Responsible for advising PLBE management and DGM of budget status for all CIP and capital projects, identifying problem areas and recommending solutions to resolve the problems.

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:
  • 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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