WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Capital Budget & Programming Manager (ID# 34399) in Sacramento, California

Senior Capital Budget & Programming Manager (ID# 34399)

(Senior Capital Budget & Programming Manager) Sacramento, CA

Category: Strategic Consulting

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 15 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

The Company

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

The Program

Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project. The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The system will also extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.

The Role

The California High Speed Rail Authority has awarded WSP USA the Program Management role within the Rail Delivery Partners (RDP) program delivery team. As a result, we have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Capital Budget & Programming Manager at our Sacramento program office. This role reports to the Program Services Director for the entire program. The principal duties of the Senior Capital Budget & Programming Manager are:

Providing overall leadership in the development of the capital program budget and annual cash flow requirements including scenario/risk analyses for the $68B California High Speed Rail Program, including:

  • Serving in a key role in a comprehensive range of strategic and capital planning, analyses and reporting for the integrated team delivering high-speed rail capital program

  • Monitoring the financial and program delivery performance relative to forecasts with proactive updates to leadership on any significant variances

  • Developing and maintaining a historical record of the Authority’s overall capital program budget and multi-year programming updates with clear documentation of incremental variances and associated rationale; and participating and presenting budget and programming analyses to business and financial planning working teams (or committees) with other business units and the Authority’s independent financial advisors with a strategic capital program viewpoint

Serving as a critical bridge between technical, financial, operational, legal and other agency leaders with core responsibilities including:

  • Identifying opportunities to increase transparency, accuracy and timeliness of budget development and reporting via a well-organized and documented budget management system that is managed in conjunction with the program controls and finance teams

  • Reviewing key inputs from the various teams including impacts to cost estimates and contingencies, cost loaded schedules, funding availability, applicability of funding to program costs, risk based cost, schedule and funding scenarios that will impact budget

  • Investigating and ideally realizing improvements defined by other colleagues that would improve capital budget performance such as cost reductions via efficiencies, schedule acceleration, alternative procurement strategies

  • Identifying, evaluating and implementing (as appropriate) internal and external stakeholder requirements including those from State and Federal agencies regarding capital program budget updates and reporting

  • Conducting specialized analysis to evaluate how short- and long-term policy, funding and finance scenarios impact the Authority’s capital program and the operations

  • Ensuring the program’s asset management strategies are used effectively in capital and operating financial models and decision making.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • At least fifteen years of experience including recently interfacing with senior leaders within a major agency or program

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or a closely-related field, MBA preferred

  • Extensive knowledge of capital program management ideally with experience on a multi-billion-dollar program

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to interface with technical and financial leaders

  • Strong ability to formulate the right strategies that complement the overall agency mission

  • Skilled in long-term financial forecasting and budgeting, with funding expertise preferred

  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills including proactive troubleshooting with leadership

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex matters to stakeholders who do not have a technical or financial background

  • Employment authorization to work in the United States immediately, local candidates preferred

WSP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more.

EOE / Veteran / Disability / Gender (M-F) / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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