Capital Project Manager III

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 10, 2022
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If you are looking for an exciting Project Management position that allows you to showcase your talents and grow in your profession, the Capital Project Manager III position with the King County Solid Waste Division may be your perfect fit.  This exceptional opportunity gives you the chance to work on regional public infrastructure projects, doing challenging, multifaceted work on the cutting edge of environmental leadership, and offers diverse pathways in career development.

Your project management work will primarily be conducted remotely from home and allows a flexible schedule that facilitates work/life balance. You will benefit from involvement in a variety of projects and will have access to excellent training opportunities. You will enjoy a collaborative work environment with colleagues who support your success and will apply your skills to complex, fascinating projects with long-term environmental benefits to our region. Some of the projects that you may work on include:

In this position, you will grow and develop management skills through your assigned project work and will help represent the project management team before the public, advisory committees,   and Division leadership.

 Core Work Duties: 
  • Prioritize, organize, and manage project work and resources
  • Manage consultants and other professionals by monitoring performance and ensuring accountability
  • Develop, manage, and participate in project teams
  • Identify, manage, and respond to project risks
  • Manage the design, construction management, and construction contracts
Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.

Work Schedule: This full-time career service position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This position generally works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in project management, construction management, engineering, business administration, or a closely related field and at least five years of project management-related work experience or equivalent skills, knowledge, and experience to competently carry out the job duties of this position
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously, from planning through delivery, and produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of professional disciplines and individuals with diverse backgrounds and apply strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizing, planning, and process-management skills
  • Ability to monitor task completion to identify at-risk project tasks and develop mitigation plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem- and conflict-resolution skills
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Have:  
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Project management experience in public works projects and programs 
  • Experience with contracts and public procurement
  • Experience with community outreach
The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:
  • Action Oriented with a Strategic Mindset.
  • Instills Trust and Builds Effective Teams 
  • Skilled in Interpersonal Savvy
  • Directs Work, Resourcefulness, Demonstrates Self Awareness, 
  • Tech Savvy, Optimizes Work Processes 
  • Manages Ambiguity and has Situational Adaptability 
Application Process: Applicants must submit  (1) a King County application form and (2) a letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meet the qualifications and have prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.

Union Representation: This position is represented by Protec 17.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Prakash Meloottu at
About the Solid Waste Division: A division within King County's Department of Natural Resources & Parks, the award-winning and innovative Solid Waste Division (SWD) has been recognized for operational excellence. The division's line of business is comprised of waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal. This robust and dynamic enterprise-funded division has an annual budget exceeding $100 million. More than 400 employees create value for customers across ten active locations (eight recycling and transfer facilities). Resources are harvested on-site and refuse is transported by SWD to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley, Washington. Through a public/private partnership, landfill gas is captured and converted to clean natural gas. On average, SWD and the partnership produce enough pipeline quality fuel to heat 19,000 homes in King County.      
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Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  

Employees will be provided with a County-issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team.  

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in project management, construction management, engineering, business administration, or a closely related field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your education.
Do you have at least five years of project management-related work experience?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe your experience.
If you answered 'No' to question 1 or question 3, do you have any equivalent skills, knowledge, and experience to competently carry out the job duties of this position?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your relevant skills and education.
Do you have a PMP certification?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have Project management experience in public works projects and programs?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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