Project Manager (Sr. Civil Engineer)

City of Seattle - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.0


Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides solid waste and drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by the Utility. "Our Promise" to the community is to deliver efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live. Our customers depend on us to be there for them – to deliver utility services reliably and to spend their dollars wisely.

SPU is looking to hire a Project Manager to manage Drainage & Wastewater (DWW) capital infrastructure projects within the DWW Section of the Project Management Division. The position is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects, such as combined sewage overflow, wastewater, pumps stations, water treatment facilities, drainage and natural drainage systems. At any given time, the total portfolio may have 5 to 20 active projects, with individual project budget ranging from <$1M to $50M, and annual portfolio spending averaging $10M to $30M.

The Project Management Division fosters a work culture of efficiency, accountability, competency, and proactivity; and seeks continuous improvement of SPU's project management practices.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead diverse and multi-functional project teams, that include internal and external stakeholders, in delivering projects through planning, design, construction, and close-out phases.
  • Create project management plan, document project scope, cost, schedule, risk, and roles. Monitor and control the team's performance in executing the plan and report on status to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with field units, engineering, construction, environmental, finance, and Line of Business customers to coordinate options analysis, design, construction, and closeout phases.
  • Facilitate project meetings, maintain action item and decision logs, and manage communications with stakeholders.
  • Negotiate contracts with consultants, including scope, schedule, quality, and cost. Manage execution of the executed contracts.
  • Assist with the acquisition of environmental and interagency permits.
  • Resolve complex design, technical, labor resource, budget, and project implementation issues.
  • Embrace, implement and contribute to division's policies, procedures and practices.
  • Execute SPU Project Management Methodology (PMM) or Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) best practices.
  • Develop teams and promote a positive morale environment for staff.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires five (5) years professional civil engineering experience and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology; (or a combinations of education and/or training and/or experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
  • Current Washington State driver's license or ability to obtain one by start date.

The ideal candidate will have...
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Experience in design, construction, and management of pump stations, water and wastewater treatment facilities, or similar other process plants
  • Experience in budget management, consultant contract management, and direct supervision of project management staff.
  • Experience coordinating stakeholders, including working with the public to effectively respond to questions and concerns, and engage in project outcomes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Expertise in project management and the ability to develop positive working relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

Additional Information: Work Environment/Physical Demands:
  • Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.
  • Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites.
  • May be required to lift over 50 pounds.
  • May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Overnight travel may be required.

Job offers are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process.

Please note that this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.