King County Metro Transit is looking to hire 8 Transit Capital Project Managers (IV) within the Capital Division. The Transit Capital Project Manager IV positions will assist in delivering the METRO CONNECTS vision. The METRO CONNECTS vision is a world-class transit system that gives you -- our customers -- more frequent, reliable, and fast service all day, every day no matter where you live in King County. A system that offers innovative new travel options; clean, safe and customer-friendly vehicles and facilities; and information that makes transit work for you.
Metro's commitment includes support of the existing systems by keeping current assets in a state of good repair. METRO CONNECTS requires a substantial expansion of capital investments to create optimal transit travel conditions to keep buses moving safely and on time. The new Transit Capital Project Managers will join a mid-size group of dedicated and hardworking staff that support the current and planned programs within the Capital Project Delivery section. These positions will manage a wide variety of capital projects from project initiation/planning, design development, construction and close-out. These positions oversee all aspects of scope, schedule, budget, risk, quality, stakeholder and team resource management and overall client and customer satisfaction. These capital project management positions work collaboratively to resolve issues in order to successfully deliver routine, non-routine, and complex design and construction projects within programs identified in sub portfolios within the Transit Capital Division.
An Employer To Be Proud Of King County Metro Transit received the American Public Transportation Association’s 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for agencies providing 20 million or more annual passenger trips, and continues to be a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
Position Information: We currently have openings for 8 full-time, career service Transit Capital Project Manager IV positions within the Capital Project Delivery Section of Metro Transit’s Capital Division. In addition, this selection process may be used to generate an eligibility pool to fill future Career Service, Special Duty Assignment (SDA)/Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) vacancies that may become open for this classification. The pool will be valid for 12 months upon creation and may be used at the discretion of the hiring manager(s) until exhausted or until all candidates are placed.
NOTE: If you are interested in being considered for future Transit Capital Project Manager IV opportunities that may occur in the next year you are encouraged to apply for this recruitment.
Position Salary Ranges 2023 Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) $125,715.20 – 159,348.00 2024 Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) $131,227.20 – 166,358.40
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Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) - Incumbents in this classification are considered advanced/senior level capital project managers. They are responsible for non-routine, complex or high-risk capital projects and/or multifaceted programs from project initiation to close out of the project. Incumbents oversee all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issues that pertain to successful project delivery. The Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) is expected to work much more autonomously with little direction and may serve as a Lead for a program of projects, providing guidance to multiple project managers sharing a similar body of work. Additionally, incumbents will:
Independently manage the planning, design, construction, and post-construction of capital projects, which are of the highest level of complexity or risk, which meet King County's strategic goals or the business needs of the implementing agency, by overseeing all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issues that pertain to successful project delivery.
Lead a group of project managers on a specific program area or body of work including providing day to day guidance and support of peers, developing standard work and process, and coordinating multiple concurrent efforts within the program area/body of work. Leads do not perform supervisory task such as performance assessments or work assignments but may collaborate with supervisors to support resource prioritization within their work area.
Prepare memos, reports, studies, correspondence, long range plan, and/or presentations. Compile reports related to project completions, revisions or changes and compare information with project schedules. Milestone reporting for project.
Develop & use cost estimates or budgets for program. Make recommendations for budget priority.
Developing and/or supporting governance structures to facilitate durable, effective, and documented decision making.
Develop, oversee and/or manage project schedule.
Identify potential problem areas, take corrective action, advise others of required actions, and escalate unresolved difficulties as necessary to ensure successful completion of the work.
Review, prepare and process documents necessary for applicable notices, permits, and approvals.
Coordinate with public and political stakeholders.
Cultivate a collaborative work environment that actively includes diverse viewpoints, embraces, and appreciates diversity, expects and ensures mutual respect, and promotes cooperation for both internal and external project team members.
Negotiate consultant contract issues, provide direction & decision-making on changes to the project scope, and project implementation matter.
Develops RFPs with procurement staff including composition of Scopes Of Work and RFP evaluation criteria, participates in selection panels/processes, negotiates scope, schedule, and budget with consultants and contractors.
Monitor the work of consultants and/or construction contractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and that materials and workmanship meet acceptable industry standards.
Develop Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) narratives.
Assist in developing systems designed to maintain scope and reduce time and costs of delivery of capital projects.
Lead or assist in organizational process improvement/continual improvement/modernization activities including composition of standards and standard work practices, developing instructional materials to share process improvements with others, review/update of existing templates, manuals, guidelines, etc.
May maintain liaison with various committees, and public and political officials, including those officials with special responsibilities or interests in assigned project(s); may establish and maintain lines of communication and liaison with designated Federal State, City and County agencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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Who May Apply These positions are open to the general public and all King County employees, first consideration may be given to internal King County candidates.
Competitive Benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and a competitive benefits package (see Benefits tab for more details).
Work Location: This is a hybrid position. The main work site for this position is King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104.
Work Schedule The work week for these positions are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but work outside of the normal work day may be required. Alternative work schedules may be considered. These positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are therefore not eligible for overtime pay.
Teleworking Requirement The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, complemented by onsite work and in-person meetings as needed and is expected to transition to a hybrid work arrangement in 2024. This is subject to change at the discretion of the hiring manager(s). Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. May be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
Necessary Special Requirements A valid Washington State driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington State driver's license upon hire) or use alternative transportation modes to travel to off-site locations is required.
Required Application Materials An employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience) is required. A resume, and a cover letter summarizing why you are interested in this position, and why you believe you will be a strong candidate for the position, are highly recommended. Complete all supplemental questions.
Selection Process: All required application materials will be screened for qualifications, competitiveness, completeness, communication skills, and responsiveness to the above application instructions. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Formal offers are finalized after candidates have successfully completed any necessary pre-employment processes, such as reference checks or internal record reviews.
Incomplete applications may be rejected as incomplete and not advanced in the process.
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Union Membership: This position is represented by the Technical Employees Association (TEA). Classification Code: Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) 7140500
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Ankita Goel (she/her), Talent Advisor,[email protected]
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field with at least 8 years' work experience in a work group that handles capital projects OR the equivalent combination of education and experience working in a capital project environment is required.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, equivalent, or ability to successfully complete the examination eligibility, including 35 hours of formal education within first six months of the employment.
Experience with alternative delivery methods including Design-Build, Progressive Design Build, General Contractor/Construction Manager, Energy Services Performance Contracting, and Public Private Partnerships
Experience in electric bus infrastructure development, transit corridor development, or capital asset management/replacement
Experience in managing a range of projects exceeding $25m
Additional requirements to be successful in this role:
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to effectively interact and maintain relationships with people of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Advanced knowledge of contract administration techniques and principles.
Expert knowledge of project management techniques and principles.
Ability to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to use computer hardware, computer-based project management systems, various software programs and technologies.
Ability to work individually or as a team member.
Skill in responding to frequently changing work responsibilities.
Ability to lead and facilitate project teams. Team building skills.
Ability to write and present technical reports.
Advanced conflict resolution skills.
Data Backed Decision-making skills.
Aware of Metro Transit initiatives.
Advanced knowledge of scheduling techniques, including development, analysis, and implementation.
Significant experience writing scopes of work
Advanced problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of project specific budgeting techniques and principles.
Skill in developing and monitoring multiple project budgets.
Skill in reporting budget/cost estimate.
Knowledge of intergovernmental relations.
Knowledge of policy and regulatory analysis and interpretation.
Knowledge of the legislative.
Skill in handling politically sensitive issues.
Strategic planning skills.
Ability to implement change.
Knowledge of and skill in change management techniques and methodologies.
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and practices in the area of assigned projects.
King County Metro Transit is committed to providing transportation services that connect all people and all communities of King County, focus on the equitable distribution of our service and the equitable application of our work (inside and outside the agency), and combat climate change by doing our work in a sustainable manner. Metro Transit is King County’s largest Department, employing well over 5,000 people who primarily work in the field of transit operations, vehicle maintenance, transit facilities operations, and marine.King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment, and radically improving urban air quality by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.