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Subject Matter Expert-PMO

ID 18-091
# of Openings 1
Job Location Washington DC
Posted Date 23-Aug-2018
Closure Date

Job description:

  • Prepares and recommends for approval project schedules, estimates and budgets that are complete, realistic, and fully meet project goals and is responsible for adhering strictly to the approved project schedules and budgets. Provides project management coordination and controls consistent with both project and operational needs.
  • Supervises subordinate staff and consultants to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided. Assigns detailed work tasks to be completed by the staff members.
  • Oversees phase coordination activities to establish schedule priorities, access requirements and allocation of work areas for each contract affected while minimizing fiscal impacts by exercising maximum control and assuring that the work is performed in a safe manner to meet the scheduled completion date.
  • Conducts project status meetings with staff. Conducts project status briefings for Authority Officers; the General Manager; Transit Board Members; Federal, State, and Local Government Offices; and Local Civic Organizations as required.
  • Reviews and comments on the Project Scope to ensure that program needs, schedule and costs are adhered to; coordination occurs between various departments and aspects of the project; and project elements are cost effective. Conducts research and prepares recommendations for complex project management, engineering and construction problems.
  • Coordinates all major events on the project by assisting various offices to solve mutually dependent items, calling conferences when necessary and chairing meetings. Establishes and maintains liaisons with individuals and organizations using an integrated program approach and matrix management. Assists supporting offices in obtaining major approvals and agreements from city, state, and D.C. jurisdictions including Federal agencies to assure project schedules and goals are met.
  • Manages the review and evaluation of changes to engineering specification. Leads and manages consultants’’ activities on all aspects of the project. Resolves issues associated with contract fulfillment. Manages the process of resolving issues that arise between METRO staff and the contractors. Ensures contractors’’ deliverables meet contract specifications, timetables, and budget.
  • Represents the Authority on the FTA Project Management Oversight Committee. Responds to questions and ensuring legal compliance and serves as liaison to and briefs the Board of Directors and the Committees on all aspects of the program.
  • Ensures program management of project closeout program to include coordination and completing engineering, procurement, and budgeting
  • Responsible and accountable for developing and submitting a realistic and reasonable project budget and for issuing appropriate progress reports as required 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. A progress report will be provided to OMBS as well as the program's front office (ELT member) as required.
  • Responsible for cost allocation to appropriate projects and for the timely and accurate review and approval of applicable invoices.
  • Planning and carrying out an itinerary of periodic audits and inspections related to Metrorail System operating practices to ensure safety and compliance with Transit rules.
  • Auditing operating employee compliance with the Transit Metrorail Safety Rules and Procedures Handbook, general orders, and special bulletins.
  • Conducting independent riding and walking inspections of the Metrorail System.
  • Verifying and ensuring transit’s compliance with its own operational policies and procedures, Metrorail Safety Commission (MSC) requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Investigating allegations of hazardous conditions or non-compliance from transit employees, government officials, and the general public regarding unsafe operational conditions (e.g. train overspeed, emergency braking, wrong-side door opening).
  • Participating in investigations of Metrorail events and development of independent MSC investigation reports.
  • Developing audit and inspection reports that communicate technical information to a wide audience.
  • Reviewing transit Metrorail event (accidents, incidents, and occurrences as defined by 49 CFR 674) investigation reports from a technical standpoint.
  • Reviewing, interpreting, and conducting trend analysis of Metrorail operations-related information.
  • Coordinating with multiple WMATA departments to schedule routine activities and special audits.
  • Advising the MSC Board and Executive Director on technical matters pursuant to operating practices.


  • A Master’s Degree in engineering, transportation, public administration, safety management, or a similar technical specialization is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of Twelve (12) years of experience as a project manager in the transportation industry, including management of consultants and professional staff.
  • Experience in progressively increasing responsibility in management of transit operations, transit control center supervision, or signals and control system maintenance, inspection, and supervision, with reporting to executive management, is required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations is required, including industry best practices such as those issued by the American Public
  • Transportation Association (APTA) and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA).
  • Prior experience with a rail transit system, SSOA, or with Safety Management Systems (SMS) is strongly preferred.


  • An active Project Management Professional from Project Management Institute.
  • All staff positions require possession of a valid driver’s license in order to travel to meetings, inspection locations, or event scenes as necessitated.
  • The Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certificate is Preferred.
  • Additional certifications from AREMA, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), World Safety Organization (WSO), or a Professional Engineer (PE) license are strongly preferred.


  • Comprehend operating practices and rules sufficient to understand the safety significance of deviations.
  • Convey safety significance and technical knowledge to a wide audience of internal and external policymakers and senior managers.
  • Conduct hazard assessments, root cause and fault tree analyses.

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