Capital Project Manager III

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on June 4, 2022
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The Solid Waste Division (SWD) of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is inviting applications for (1) Capital Project Manager III (Career Service) and (2) a Capital Project Manager III (Term Limited Temporary). The Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position is available for eligible King County employees as a special duty assignment.
These positions provide an opportunity for a talented leader, team-builder, and communicator to serve the public and the environment of King County. The Capital Project Manager III position resides within SWD’s Project Management Office. We will be using this recruitment to hire a
SWD offers a flexible schedule, diverse workgroup, robust benefits package, abundant opportunities for professional and personal growth, and work-life balance. We seek candidates committed to providing leadership in successful planning, implementation, monitoring, and control of major capital projects that span months to several years, with budgets ranging from less than $1 million to over $100 million.
The person in this position will work independently with limited general day-to-day oversight as well as work closely with senior project managers to plan, design, and implement project management plans and construction management plans to complete major capital projects.  Projects may include landfill area development and closure, recycling and transfer stations, and operational enhancements.
The position requires competencies in project management; contract administration; schedule development and analysis; cost estimating/analysis; performance monitoring and reporting); advanced project risk management; communication and leading project teams.
Who May Apply:  This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Forms and Materials Required:  Applicants must submit a (1) 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.
Permanent Teleworking 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.
Work Location:  Primarily teleworking and occasionally King Street Center - 201 South Jackson Street, Seattle.
Work Schedule:  This position works 8 hours per day, M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is exempt from FLSA provisions and is not over-time eligible.
Examples of Job Duties: 
The CPM III will manage projects by developing, tracking, and updating:
  • Scope, schedule, budget, risk, and procurement management plans
  • Risk registers
  • Stakeholder engagement and communications management plans
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
As Project Manager for assigned projects, the incumbent will: 
  • Prioritize, organize, and manage project work and resources
  • Manage consultants and other professionals by monitoring performance and ensuring accountability 
  • Identify and effectively engage project stakeholders 
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control oversite
  • Develop, manage, and participate in project teams
  • Manage both verbal and written communications in a professional manner 
  • Identify, manage, and respond to project risks 
  • Oversee implementation of construction work 
  • Manage the design, construction management, and construction contracts:
  • Initiate and closeout projects and contracts following established protocols    
  • Set up project performance monitoring parameters in SWD project tracking and reporting systems (PRISM)
  • Prepare project performance reports in compliance with King County requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in project management, construction management, resource management, environmental science, civil engineering, business administration, public administration or closely related field from an accredited university or educational institution and a minimum of five years of work experience as a project manager for public-works capital projects or a combination of education and experience which provides you the skills to perform the duties of this job efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously and produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of professional disciplines in dynamic team settings and utilize strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Documented professional experience in analyzing technical specifications to develop scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Ability to understand and appropriately integrate stakeholder needs.
  • Demonstrated success working with multi-disciplinary project teams and individuals with diverse backgrounds, and in building collaborative team relationships
  • Excellent organizing, planning, and process management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem and conflict resolution skills
The Most Competitive Candidate Will Have:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with Project Management Institute (PMI) or similar qualification.  
  • Five years of project management expertise for public works projects and programs. 
Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at

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).

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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, resource management, environmental science, civil engineering, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please briefly describe your education.
Do you have a minimum of five years of work experience as a project manager for public-works capital projects?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your experience briefly.
If you answered 'No' to questions 1 or 3, do you have any other combination of education and experience that provides you the skills to perform this job efficiently?
  • Yes
  • No
If answered 'Yes' to Q5, please describe your relevant education and experience.
Do you have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with Project Management Institute (PMI) or similar qualification?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your certification.

Required Question