Wastewater Capital Project Manager IV

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on May 23, 2023
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$118,643.20 - $150,404.80 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks


Wastewater Treatment

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

W4 : TEA-WTD, DNRP-Staff


The Wastewater Treatment Division Project Management unit has one or more positions available for a Capital Project Manager IV (WCPM IV). This opportunity is great for anyone looking for an organization that empowers continued learning, values work/life balance, and works to support thriving, resilient neighborhoods, and communities in the Puget Sound region.

As a CPM IV, you will be expected to apply Project Management industry standards and practices in the areas of project planning, coordination, scope, budget, schedule management, monitoring and control, and reporting as you lead diverse project teams composed of internal and consultant subject matter experts from various disciplines such as engineering, community relations, property acquisition, permitting, environmental, and operations and maintenance staff through the design and construction of capital projects.

WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Our department vision is to provide sustainable and livable communities and a clean and healthy natural environment that supports a prosperous and resilient economy.

Who is Eligible - This position is open to the general public and all King County Employees. This recruitment may also be used to fill future career service, TLT and SDA opportunities.

Working Conditions
Telecommuting Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employee 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 the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104 with visits to active construction sites and wastewater facilities as needed.

Work Schedule:
This position is not covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA).

To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:

Job Duties

Core Work Duties
  • Lead and manage diverse project teams on multiple high-priority, complex capital projects requiring considerable, but often limited, resources while fostering strong, productive overall team dynamics throughout project lifecycles. Effectively identify and address interpersonal conflicts when they occur.
  • Effectively apply Project Management industry standards and practices along with WTD PM manual process requirements in managing your assigned project workload.
  • Independently lead and manage project teams in project planning/chartering, initiation, design, implementation, and closeout. for assigned projects.
  • Continually practice effective communication. Successful project management hinges on quality communication of information to numerous stakeholders to include internal and external team members, a variety of outside organizations and agencies, KC management and ultimately the communities we serve.
  • Monitor and control project work. As projects evolve change is inevitable. It's imperative that CPM's continually monitor scope, schedule and budget and work diligently to control deviations as best they can throughout project lifecycles.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, business administration or closely related field OR a combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the specified Job Duties, Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills of the classification.
  • A strong understanding of project management processes and knowledge areas as described by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Management Body of Knowledge.
  • A strong understanding of engineering and construction management techniques and principles, contract administration principles, and the critical path method (CPM) of project scheduling.
  • The ability to proficiently utilize related PC business applications to include MS Office and MS Project.
  • Possess and practice excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with staff possessing varied communication abilities and styles.
  • Experience building and leading high performing project teams that have collaboratively worked through project decisions.
  • Experience working effectively with a variety of project stakeholders, such as senior management, local jurisdictions, regulatory agencies, and community groups.
  • Skills in conflict resolution, negotiation, and emotional self-awareness.
  • The ability to handle periods of high workloads with strong business and project management acumen.
  • Excellent skills in both Management and Leadership and a strong understanding of both areas of competence.
  • The duties of the position are performed in an office (telecommute) setting. Visits to active construction sites and wastewater facilities will be required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced team building, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills to facilitate the effective exchange of information, problem solving, and the ability to use collaborative processes to successfully execute projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused while under periods of stress or conflict.
  • Strong ability to continually assess and prioritize/reprioritize project tasks.
  • Experience managing projects containing wastewater utility, public works, infrastructure, buildings, mechanical systems, and asset replacement elements.
The Successful Candidate will have the following Competencies:
  • Action Oriented: Readily acts on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seizes new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.
  • Communicates Effectively: Is effective in a variety of communication settings, one on one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others. Adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Customer Focused: Is effective at building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • Collaborates: Is effective at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Manages Conflict: Is proficient at handling conflict situations effectively.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Angelia Remolana -
Human Resource Analyst, anremolana@kingcounty.gov

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.

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.