Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) and III (Transit Engineer IV)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on June 3, 2021
Summary

These positions are open to the general public and all King County employees, first consideration may be given to internal King County candidates. 


Application materials submitted by April 4, 2021 will be considered first. 
 
We currently have openings for several full-time, career service, term limited temporary (TLT) and/or special duty assignment (SDA’s) Transit Capital Project Manager (TCPM) III and IV positions within the Capital Project Delivery Section of Metro Transit’s Capital Division.  Depending on the skills of the applicant pool, we may fill positions at the III and/or IV level.  In addition, this selection process may be used to generate an eligibility pool for future career service, TLT (Term Limited Temporary), STT (Short Term Temporary) and/or special duty assignment (SDA) positions that may occur in these classifications within the Metro Transit Capital Division. The eligibility pool would be valid for one year upon creation at the discretion of the hiring authority.
 
NOTE: If you are interested in being considered for future Transit Capital Project Manager III or IV opportunities that may occur in the next year you are encouraged to apply for this recruitment.
   
Position Salary Ranges  
   
Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV)        $88,275.20- $124,467.20  
Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V)         $92,809.60 - $130,832.00  
   

 **NOTE: Salary range shown is 2018 rate; a new salary rate reflecting possible Cost-Of-Living and/or Market Adjustments since 2018 is under contract negotiation and is typically retroactive. 
   
Who May Apply 
This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.
   
An Employer To Be Proud Of 
King County Metro Transit received the American Public Transportation Association’s 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for agencies providing 20 million or more annual passenger trips, and continues to be a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
   
Competitive Benefits 
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and a competitive benefits package (see Benefits tab for more details).
   
Work Schedule 
The work week for these positions are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but work outside of the normal work day may be required. Alternative work schedules may be considered. 


These positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are therefore not eligible for overtime pay.
 
Temporary Telecommuting Requirement 
 
TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021.  
 
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  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.
 
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. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  
 
   
Required Application Materials 
An employment application, completed at 
www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience) is required. A resume, and a cover letter summarizing why you are interested in this position, and why you believe you will be a strong candidate for the position, are highly recommended.  
 
Necessary Special Requirements 
A valid Washington State driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington State driver's license upon hire) or use alternative transportation modes to travel to off-site locations is required.
   
Selection Process 
Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness.  The most competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or testing. Reference checks will be conducted.
   
Union Membership 
This position is represented by the Technical Employees Association (TEA).
   
Classification Codes 
Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) 7140400
Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) 7140500
   
The Mission/Vision 
The Transit Capital Project Manager positions will assist in delivering the METRO CONNECTS vision. The METRO CONNECTS vision is a world-class transit system that gives you -- our customers -- more frequent, reliable, and fast service all day, every day no matter where you live in King County. A system that offers innovative new travel options; clean, safe and customer-friendly vehicles and facilities; and information that makes transit work for you.
   
Metro's commitment includes support of the existing systems by keeping current assets in a state of good repair.  METRO CONNECTS requires a substantial expansion of capital investments to create optimal transit travel conditions to keep buses moving safely and on time.  The new Transit Capital Project Managers will join a mid-size group of dedicated and hardworking staff that support the current and planned programs within the Capital Project Delivery section. These positions will manage a wide variety of capital projects from project initiation/planning, design development, construction and close-out.  These positions oversee all aspects of scope, schedule, budget, risk, quality, stakeholder and team resource management and overall client and customer satisfaction.  These capital project management positions work collaboratively to resolve issues in order to successfully deliver routine, non-routine, and complex design and construction projects within programs identified in sub portfolios within the Transit Capital Division.
 
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
   
Mara Cardenas
Senior Talent Advisor
206-477-2358
Mara.cardenas@kingcounty.gov 

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In these roles, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. 
 
The complexity of projects differs between the Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) and Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) positions.  The Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) is expected to work much more autonomously with little direction. Metro’s Fixed Asset projects are organized under five sub-portfolios which include Passenger Facilities/Corridors, State of Good Repair, Operating Facilities, Transit Infrastructure, and Partnerships.
 
Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) - Incumbents in this classification are considered journey level capital project managers.  They are responsible for non-routine, complex or high-risk capital projects from project initiation to close out of the project.  Incumbents oversee all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issues that pertain to successful project delivery. 


Additionally, incumbents will:
    

  1. Independently manage the planning, design, construction, and post-construction of non-routine, complex or high-risk County capital projects by overseeing all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issue that pertain to successful project delivery. 
  2. Prepare reports, studies, correspondence, long range plan, and/or presentations. Compile reports related to project completions, revisions or changes and compare information with project schedules. Complete milestone reporting for project. 
  3. Develop, manage, and update detailed total project cost estimates and exert cost controls during all phases of project delivery. 
  4. Oversee and/or manage project schedule. 
  5. Identify potential problem areas, take corrective action, advise others of required actions and brings unresolved difficulties to the attention of proper authority. 
  6. Review, prepare and process documents necessary for applicable notices, permits, and approvals. 
  7. Coordinate with public and political stakeholders.  
  8. Cultivate a work environment that actively includes diverse viewpoints, embraces and appreciates diversity, expects and ensures mutual respect, and promotes cooperation. 
  9. Negotiate consultant contract issue, provide direction & decision-making on changes to the project scope, and project implementation matter. 
  10. Develop RFP with procurement staff. RFP evaluations, selection, negotiate scope, schedule, and budget. 
  11. Monitor the work of consultants and/or construction contractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and that materials and workmanship meet acceptable industry standards. 
  12. Develop Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) narratives. 
  13. Assist in developing systems designed to maintain scope and reduce time and costs of delivery of capital projects. 
  14. May maintain liaison with various committees, and public and political officials, including those officials with special responsibilities or interests in assigned project(s); may establish and maintain lines of communication and liaison with designated Federal State, City and County agencies. 
  15. Perform other duties as assigned 


Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) - Incumbents in this classification are considered advanced level capital project managers.  They are responsible for non-routine, complex or high-risk capital projects from project initiation to close out of the project.  Incumbents oversee all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issues that pertain to successful project delivery. The Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) is expected to work much more autonomously with little direction. Additionally, incumbents will:
    

  1. Independently manage the planning, design, construction, and post-construction of capital projects, which are of the highest level of complexity or risk, which meet King County's strategic goals or the business needs of the implementing agency, by overseeing all aspects of cost and schedule, and resolution of issue that pertain to successful project delivery. 
  2. Prepare reports, studies, correspondence, long range plan, and/or presentations. Compile reports related to project completions, revisions or changes and compare information with project schedules. Milestone reporting for project. 
  3. Use cost estimates or budgets for program. Make recommendations for budget priority. 
  4. Oversee and/or manage project schedule. 
  5. Identify potential problem areas, take corrective action, advise others of required actions and brings unresolved difficulties to the attention of proper authority. 
  6. Review, prepare and process documents necessary for applicable notices, permits, and approvals. 
  7. Coordinate with public and political stakeholders.  
  8. Cultivate a work environment that actively includes diverse viewpoints, embraces and appreciates diversity, expects and ensures mutual respect, and promotes cooperation. 
  9. Negotiate consultant contract issues, provide direction & decision-making on changes to the project scope, and project implementation matter. 
  10. Develop RFP with procurement staff. RFP evaluations, selection, negotiate scope, schedule, and budget. 
  11. Monitor the work of consultants and/or construction contractors to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and that materials and workmanship meet acceptable industry standards. 
  12. Develop Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) narratives. 
  13. Assist in developing systems designed to maintain scope and reduce time and costs of delivery of capital projects. 
  14. May maintain liaison with various committees, and public and political officials, including those officials with special responsibilities or interests in assigned project(s); may establish and maintain lines of communication and liaison with designated Federal State, City and County agencies. 
  15. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) 
A Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field with at least four years work experience in a work group that handles capital projects OR the equivalent combination of education and experience working in a capital project environment is required.  Additional requirements:
   

  1. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 
  2. Ability to effectively interact and maintain relationships with people of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  3. Advanced knowledge of contract administration techniques and principles. 
  4. Advanced knowledge of project management techniques and principles. 
  5. Ability to prioritize and multitask. 
  6. Ability to use computer hardware, computer-based project management systems, various software programs and technologies. 
  7. Ability to work individually or as a team member. 
  8. Conflict resolution, decision-making and analytical skills. 
  9. Skill in responding to frequently changing work responsibilities. 
  10. Ability to lead and facilitate project teams. 
  11. Ability to write and present technical reports. 
  12. Aware of some Metro Transit initiatives. 
  13. Advanced knowledge of scheduling techniques, including development, analysis and implementation. 
  14. Negotiation skills. 
  15. Advanced problem-solving skills. 
  16. Team building skills. 
  17. Knowledge of project specific budgeting techniques and principles. 
  18. Financial accountability. 
  19. Skill in developing and monitoring multiple project budgets. 
  20. Skill in reporting Budget/Cost Estimate. 
  21. Knowledge of intergovernmental relations. 
  22. Knowledge of policy and regulatory analysis and interpretation. 
  23. Knowledge of the legislative. 
  24. Skill in handling politically sensitive issues. 

 
Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V)  
A Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field with at least eight years work experience in a work group that handles capital projects OR the equivalent combination of education and experience working in a capital project environment is required.
   

  1. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 
  2. Ability to effectively interact and maintain relationships with people of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  3. Advanced knowledge of contract administration techniques and principles. 
  4. Expert knowledge of project management techniques and principles. 
  5. Ability to prioritize and multitask. 
  6. Ability to use computer hardware, computer-based project management systems, various software programs and technologies. 
  7. Ability to work individually or as a team member. 
  8. Analytical skills. 
  9. Skill in responding to frequently changing work responsibilities. 
  10. Ability to lead and facilitate project teams. Team building skills. 
  11. Ability to write and present technical reports. 
  12. Advanced conflict resolution skills. 
  13. Decision-making skills. 
  14. Aware of some Metro Transit initiatives. 
  15. Advanced knowledge of scheduling techniques, including development, analysis and implementation. 
  16. Negotiation skills. 
  17. Advanced problem-solving skills. 
  18. Knowledge of project specific budgeting techniques and principles. 
  19. Financial accountability. 
  20. Skill in developing and monitoring multiple project budgets. 
  21. Skill in reporting budget/cost estimate. 
  22. Knowledge of intergovernmental relations. 
  23. Knowledge of policy and regulatory analysis and interpretation. 
  24. Knowledge of the legislative. 
  25. Skill in handling politically sensitive issues. 
  26. Strategic planning skills. 
  27. Ability to implement change. 
  28. Knowledge of and skill in change management techniques and methodologies. 
  29. Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and practices in the area of assigned projects. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, equivalent, or ability to successfully complete the examination eligibility, including 35 hours of formal education within first six months of the employment. 
  • Experience with alternative delivery methods 
  • Experience in electric bus infrastructure development 
  • Experience in managing a range of projects within this dollar value:
     -TCPM III – 2M to 10M
     -TCPM IV – 10M to 250M 

 Key Competencies for Transit Capital Project Management Positions: 
   

  • Planning and organizing 
  • Decision Quality 
  • Influencing, Leading and Motivating 
  • Building effective teams 
  • Negotiation 
  • Conflict management 
  • Adaptability, Dealing with Ambiguity 
  • Managing and Measuring Work 

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.

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.

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Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. In applying for this job, please follow the instructions provided on filling out your employment application. Data fields provided should all be completed. This includes but is not limited to: • the education and work experience sections of your employment application (do not merely refer to your resume). • A description of each position that you have held in the last ten years. If you held more than one position with an employer, please list each job separately, showing the dates of employment in each position. You should also include jobs that are prior to the last ten years if they were relevant to your qualifications. • For each position listed, state the month and year in which you started and in which you ended it, and your reason for leaving the position. If you have been terminated from any previous jobs, please state the specific reasons why. Your application, along with your resume, will be used to determine whether you meet the qualifications and/or are competitive for this position. If you have any questions about this, please contact the HR Analyst identified in the job announcement. I have read the above statement and certify that the statements made by me on the application are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information.
  • Yes
  • No
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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.
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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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Please indicate the position(s) you are in interested in being considered for. Please select all that apply.
  • Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV)
  • Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V)
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Please indicate the types of employment you are interested in being considered for. Please select all that apply.
  • Career Service
  • Special Duty Assignment (open to internal career service employees only)
  • Term Limited Temporary (TLT)
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Do you have a Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field with at least four years work experience in a work group that handles capital projects OR the equivalent combination of education and experience working in a capital project environment? This is a requirement for the Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) position.
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am not interested in the Transit Capital Project Manager III (Transit Engineer IV) position.
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Do you have a Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field with at least eight years work experience in a work group that handles capital projects OR the equivalent combination of education and experience working in a capital project environment? This is required for the Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) position.
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am not interested in the Transit Capital Project Manager IV (Transit Engineer V) position.
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Please select which desirable qualifications, if any, you possess for this position. Check all that apply.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, equivalent, or ability to successfully complete the examination eligibility, including 35 hours of formal education within first six months of the employment.
  • Experience with alternative delivery methods
  • Experience in electric bus infrastructure development
  • Experience in managing a range of projects within the 2M to 10M dollar value
  • Experience in managing a range of projects within the 10M to 250M dollar value
  • I do not meet any of the desired qualifications
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I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
  • Yes
  • No

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