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HNTB Rail Project Business Manager - Program Management in Washington, District Of Columbia

What We're Looking For

An individual who provides guidance to the client to ensure appropriate delivery of business best practices in the areas of Standard Operating Procedures, Budgeting, Estimating, Scheduling, Subcontract Management, Change Management, Cost Management, and Project Controls. Will consist of one or more projects with various Client profiles and diverse scopes. Through implementation of best business practices in alignment with the Client’s policies and standards of performance, this role will provide critical project management and project controls oversight throughout a project’s lifecycle. Typically involved in a program management capacity and directly supporting a client.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Assessing current "as is" operational practices and implementing best practices for a "to be" solution.

  • Assessing new technology adoption and the impact to the Organization or Department's policy, Standard Operating Procedures, and organizational structure.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in Business or Engineering

  • PMI Certification, other contracting/project management certifications

  • 13 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls. Background in major capital projects for transit agencies or stakeholders.

  • Significant knowledge of Project Controls/Project Management Processes & A/E Industry

  • Knowledge of Accounting/Financial Principles and Practices

  • Knowledge of Procurement/Contracts in support of capital projects

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Strong financial acumen and analytical abilities

  • Leadership Skills (works well independently and in team environment, able to direct/manage others effectively, work with all levels of management, independent decision-making abilities)

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to think strategically


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs and participates in the development and initial build of project fee proposals, financial burn/revenue analysis, project labor forecasts, cash flow forecasts. Assists, coordinates and/or has oversight of development of project schedule and coordinates preparation and analysis of schedule baseline, progress schedule reporting, specialty schedules, schedule analysis, that tie to the Client, and other compliance-related requirements. Identifies trends and deviations and recommends solutions or recovery plans for multiple financial scenarios related to project performance.

  • Coordinates project specific month-end reporting and revenue recognition activities. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the project financial data that result in accurate reporting and projecting of project performance with compliance to internal and external governance requirements (Client requirements, industry standard accounting requirements and government requirements that may include FTA and various states). Provides oversight and guidance (reviewing for accuracy/clarity) to the project and office business teams through the preparation of financial, cost control, schedule material for internal and external meetings. This includes providing appropriate financial documentation, data analysis, and reports to assist in the project management and dissemination of information/reports/deliverables to key stakeholders.

  • May be responsible for hiring, supervising, managing, training and mentoring of project oversight staff. Responsible for assignment of tasks and duties and for first-level review of deliverables. Responsible for all aspects of Career Planning & Development process, including goal setting, coaching, and performance evaluation. May provide ad-hoc training to project team members.

  • Creates, coordinates, edits and publishes guidelines, manuals, and document SOPs with the project’s oversight staff for use by project staff to support the Project Management Plan (items may include: Cost Management Plan, Schedule Management Plan, Change Management Plan, Project Review Action Plans, Project Financial Workplan, Risk Management Plan, and Document Control Plan).

  • Reviews, analyzes, and make recommendations on procurement and contract documents, prepare draft contract documents in coordination with Client specifications. Establishes rapport with client-counterpart to understand client payment process, influence timely processing of invoices, and resolve outstanding issues.

  • Assists with subconsultant management

  • Leads financial and contractual portions of project close out activities which include financial portion of claims process and resolution, sub contract close outs, and contractual financial close out procedures as applicable.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Construction, Engineering, Finance, or relevant degree

  • 10 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls.

  • In lieu of education, 14 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls.

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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