Capital Project Manager IV

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on July 17, 2022
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The Solid Waste Division (SWD) of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has an opening for a Capital Project Manager IV position providing an opportunity for a talented leader, team-builder, and project manager to serve the public and the environment of King County.  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 Capital Project Manager-IV (CPM-IV) position is responsible for overseeing the project management of a variety of Solid Waste Division (SWD) capital improvement and non-capital projects by leading project teams, contractors, consultants, and technical/program staff.  This position will ensure seamless project delivery, including Cedar Hills Regional Landfill (CHRL) capital projects, regional transfer station capital projects, and/or other Solid Waste Division non-capital projects by integrating organizational and stakeholder requirements.

The successful candidate will manage multiple capital projects from initiation through closeout in coordination with ongoing Operations and other stakeholder interests; successfully leverage project management tools and expertise to lead, support, and act as an advisor to non-capital project development and implementation, and supervise PMO staff to support and lead SWD projects.  This position will support the Project Management Office (PMO) Manager in providing project management oversight, quality control, and implementing and developing project management procedures using Project Management Institute (PMI) and Capital Project Management Work Group (CPMWG) guidelines as the primary base.

The CPM-IV will be required to manage and support complex and politically high profile projects by ensuring compliance with King County Policies, ordinances, requirements of the SWD Project Management Manual, and other applicable laws. The CPM-IV will also be responsible for leading, mentoring, coaching project teams in the development of SWD projects.

Teleworking Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, 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.

Who May Apply:   This position is open to all qualified applicants. Applications submitted by Tuesday, July 6 will be screened first. Applications submitted after July 6 will be considered based on the number of qualified applications received. 

Forms And Materials Required: 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 has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center at 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Work Schedule: This full-time Career Service position works a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work as required. This position is exempt from the FLSA provisions and is not overtime-eligible. This position is represented by Protec 17A.

Examples of Job Duties: 

  • Supervise assigned staff for timely and efficient project management of capital projects.  Train, develop, and mentor project managers and other project support staff.
  • Coordinate the project management-related activities of a variety of SWD projects with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with SWD requirements, King County policies, and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manage major capital project(s) at CHRL and/or regional transfer stations.
  • Integrate project activities at CHRL and/or regional transfer stations by coordinating with project teams, construction management teams, operations staff, program staff, consultants, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless project implementation.
  • Coordinate design, technical analyses, and operations activities as appropriate to effectively plan projects and manage construction programs.
  • Manage, support, and/or advise other SWD sections and units on complex and/or politically high profile non-capital projects by developing and implementing the tools and techniques per the PMI standards and SWD requirements.
  • Effectively communicate difficult issues to team members, SWD staff, other agencies, management, and the public. Prepare, present, and discuss technical information and data with managers and staff, project teams, landowners, elected officials, and representatives of other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Oversee the monitoring of project scope, schedule, budget, risk, contracts, and other project management processes.  
  • Hire and manage contractors and consultants for assigned projects by following King County Procurement policies and procedures.
  • Support the Project Management Office manager in applying industry standards to business process and performance metrics development and implementation for project management.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in project management, business, civil engineering or a closely related field, and five years of experience in project management and/or engineering team management or any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability and skill to perform the scope of job duties of the position
  • Supervisory/lead experience that provided the skills to lead a group of professionals in a technical field.
  • Project management experience for major (greater than $10 million) public works capital projects.
  • Experience in managing technical team members for project delivery, including experience with design review.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management techniques and principles to include budget, scope, schedule development, and monitoring.
  • Documented experience in project risk management.
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Scheduling software such as MS Project or Primavera.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading multidisciplinary project teams and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders, technical professionals, and administrative staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present proposals, progress reports, and recommendations to work teams, management, and external groups in verbal and in written forms
  • Ability to effectively manage and make recommendations regarding complex project budgets, scopes, schedules, staff workloads, training, evaluation, and mentoring
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in problem-solving and conflict resolution,
  • Work experience demonstrating successful use of collaborative communication and interpersonal skills to lead, coordinate, or assist workgroups or individuals including consultants and contractors.
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and producing high-quality deliverables in timely manner.
Highly Competitive Candidates Will Have:
  • Relevant project management experience for an extended period of time in a work environment compatible with Solid Waste projects.
Special Requirements:
  • A valid Washington state driver's license or ability to travel to various sites in an expeditious manner.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with PMI or equivalent, or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at or 206-477-5262.

Supplemental Information

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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.  As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. This directive applies to 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 your 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 of Science degree in project management, business, civil engineering, or a closely related field?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least five years of experience in project management and/or engineering team management?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered 'no' to question 1 or 2, do you have any other combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability and skill to perform the duties of this position?
  • Yes
  • No
If answered 'yes' to question 3, please briefly describe your relevant education and experience.
Do you have supervisory/lead experience that provided the skills to lead a group of professionals in a technical field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your experience briefly.
Do you have Project management experience for major (greater than $10 million) public works capital projects?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe in which position you gained this experience.
Do you have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with PMI or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
If answered 'no' to the previous question, do you have the ability to obtain a PMP or similar certification within 6 months of hire?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND 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. AND 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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