Capital Project Manager IV (C1 : PROTEC17-DES, DLS, DNRP)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 14, 2022
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Facilities Management Division’s (FMD) Capital Project Section (CPS) is seeking a Capital Project Manager IV for the following project:

  • Harborview Maleng Building Single Patient Room Project – this position will have dual reporting to the CPS Manager and the Harborview Bond Office.

The position serves as a liaison between the County, client agencies, the public and permitting agencies and will be responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of the listed projects above.


This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is therefore not eligible for overtime. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This position is represented by the PROTEC17.


This special duty assignment (SDA)/term-limited temporary (TLT) position is approved through the completion of the individual project. Current King County employees will be considered as SDA and if offered the assignment, current supervisor or manager approval is required in advance. 

Contact Jessica Mango by email at if you have any questions.

Why it's worth taking a look at working for King County:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
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Job Duties


Successful candidates for these positions at a minimum will be able to clearly demonstrate the skill and ability to:

  • Act as the Owner Representative/Project Manager for assigned capital design and construction project using the County's project management manual and web-based project management system.
  • Oversee the planning, design, and construction of assigned project.
  • Oversee the selection of design professionals including architects and engineers and coordinate with the County's Procurement Section during the request for proposal process.
  • Manage and coordinate the design of assigned project with client agencies and the consultants related to new building, tenant improvements, remodels, repair and replacement of building systems (mechanical, electrical, roofs, exterior envelope, and interior finishes).
  • Oversee the preparation of construction contract documents for the bidding of public work contracts related to new buildings, tenant improvements, remodels, repair and replacement of building systems (mechanical, electrical, roofs, exterior envelope, and interior finishes). Participate in the bid process with the County's Procurement Section and make recommendations for award of contracts.
  • Act as the County's Project Representative during construction. Oversee and manage the construction contract. Manage quality, schedule and costs, approve pay request, review submittals, coordinate Request for Information (RFI) responses, prepare and negotiate change orders, monitor schedule and make recommendation for acceptance of the work in in accordance with County's project management manual and construction related policies.
  • Develop project management plans and provide reports on schedules, budgets, and scope for all assigned projects.
  • Manage projects within budget and schedule constraints, negotiate contracts and contract amendments, and provide solutions to project issues as they arise.
  • Provide support to County management by preparing briefing documents, executive level reports for assigned investigations related to design and construction issues, and projects.
  • Act as the lead of multi-disciplinary teams consisting of project manager(s), planners, real estate staff, financial analysts, tenants, landlords, operations staff, maintenance staff, and other internal and external stakeholders on assigned projects.
  • Provide support to the capital budgeting process by developing the scope of work, cost estimate, and preliminary schedule for project approval by the County Executive and County Council. Present information and back up documentation to support and defend project budget request as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison between the County, public and permitting agencies

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


  • A minimum of five years of design and/or construction experience related to commercial, institutional, or public buildings.
  • Experience with multiple construction project delivery methods including Progressive Design Build and the State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB)
  • A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of project management processes, methods, and principles.
  • Team building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to facilitate effective exchange of information, problem solving, and ability to use collaborative processes to successfully execute projects involving a diverse group of individuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective use of email, memos, letters, presentations, briefings, etc., and facilitation skills required to provide information, present projects/plans, represent the County's position on a project, and solicit input in the resolution of problems: to contractors, elected officials and representatives of other agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, and report on all aspects on assigned projects.
  • Demonstrated analytical and technical ability to develop recommendations on the cost and effectiveness of project assignments, to direct technical projects involving multi- disciplinary teams, to evaluate and resolve policy, budget, tenant coordination, construction, and contracting issues.
  • Experience in managing multiple capital projects simultaneously within established timeframes and costs.
  • Experience overseeing large, complex government projects with medical facilities or similarly complex environments.
  • Ability to mediate and/or negotiate contracts, interagency agreements, and regulatory requirements, within King County and with other agencies and consultants.
  • Ability and skills working in a diverse project environment and demonstrated commitment to King County's True North Values.
  • Knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Project (or other project scheduling and management tools), Windows, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Experience overseeing large, complex government projects with medical facilities.


Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to obtain timely transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation.


Applications will be screened for qualifications, clarity, and completeness. An incomplete or partially completed application will be rejected. The most competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or a written test. Prior to an offer of employment, reference checks will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass a criminal background investigation.

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.
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.

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.   

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the online 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.

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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