Project Control Engineer I

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 18, 2023
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$29.65 - $38.52 Hourly

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

MTD - Metro Transit

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King County Metro Transit is hiring forward-thinking and detail-oriented Project Control Engineer I to join a dynamic work group within the Capital Division. The Project Control Engineer I plays an important role in providing contract and project administration services within the Project Controls Office to ensure the success of Metro's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Metro's CIP aligns with our long game to leverage the power of public transit to build healthier, more equitable, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment. Come join Metro and move forward this blueprint as a Project Control Engineer.

We are accepting applications from all qualified candidates. This recruitment will be used to fill 3 career service (CS) vacancies. This recruitment will create an eligibility pool for future Career Service or Temporary (Term-limited temporary, special duty assignment or short-term temp) positions that may occur in the next 12 months. The eligibility pool will be used at the discretion of the hiring manager or until exhausted.

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review period will include applicants that submit a completed application by April 2, 2023. If needed, the following review period will include applications submitted between April 3 and April 17, 2023. We will continue to update this tentative review schedule as needed or until all positions are filled.

**NOTE: Salary range shown above is the 2018 rates; a new salary rates reflecting possible Cost-Of-Living and/or Market Adjustments since 2018 is currently proceeding to arbitration in April 2023. As a Transit Project Control Engineer I, you would be represented by the Technical Employees' Association (TEA Code W2). You may review the current contract at King County Labor Contracts - King County for more detailed information.

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles (ESJ) is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. In this role, you will also:
  • Review and analyze invoices to ensure compliance with contract terms, standard work, and policies. Process payments, including packaging, routing, and tracking required documents for approval. DocuSign is used to secure required approvals per established Capital Division Sub-Delegation of Signature Authority.
  • Gather and maintain required data for assigned contracts in the contractor payment system within Metro Transit's Capital Management Reporting System (CMRS).
  • Conduct compliance review, draft, and route work order agreements, change orders, and amendments, including supporting documentation for approval.
  • Maintain and update various logs (submittals, request for information, change orders and amendments, etc.).
  • Prepare closeout documentation or checklists as required by contract, policies, or regulatory requirements. Secure lien releases. Coordinate with state agencies for outstanding closeout documentation.
  • Create requisitions (utilizing Oracle EBS) receipts and respond to internal and external inquiries for payment information.
  • Assist in the preparation of regular or ad hoc reporting.
  • Responsible for inputting data into the standardized template (MS Project) used for capital projects.
  • Furnish input on existing or assist with the development of new standard works and processes for the workgroup.
  • Participate in discussions at team and unit meetings on various Equity and Social Justice topics.
  • Perform other contract and project administration duties and related tasks as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • One year of experience performing contract administration, project administration, or project controls duties in an architecture/engineering/planning setting or construction setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to complete tasks or assignments within specified deadlines.
  • Ability to work well and respectfully within a diverse team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from different various positions, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, integrity, and ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to provide professional and courteous service.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington State driver's license upon hire) or ability to travel to off-site locations as needed.
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, or closely related field OR any equivalent combination of experience and education listed above which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the work will be considered.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Certificate(s) or certification(s) in public works procurement, contracts administration, project controls and/or program management.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Project and Power BI.
  • Experience working with State and Federal grants, including reporting and recordkeeping.
  • Experience working for a contractor or working on a construction site.
  • Experience working for an Architecture, Engineering, or Planning Consulting firm preparing designs, administering contracts, or preparing schedules.
  • Experience using Oracle EBS (iProcurement), or similar software.
Supplemental Information

Forbes 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.

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.
Application & Selection Process
Submit an online employment application online at , answer the supplemental questions, and attach a resume.

Selection Process
All the application materials will be screened for qualifications, competitiveness, completeness, and communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.

Please answer ALL questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc.

Applications that are not complete, or do not include the required materials, may be rejected as incomplete, and not advanced in the process. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at: .

Work Schedule

This position has a work week that is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. This is an overtime eligible position that is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Work outside normal business hours may be required occasionally. Alternate work schedules may be considered.

Work Location
The primary location of the position is at the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104. However, this is a hybrid position (teleworking and in office). The work associated with this position will be performed or conducted through a combination of teleworking and onsite work and meetings. 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.

Union Representation:
Technical Employees' Association (TEA)
Class Code: 7119100 Project Control Engineer I
Questions about this recruitment?
Contact Angela Alcaraz, Sr. HR Analyst, 206-263-2466,

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
  • 12paid 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.