Project Manager (Strategic Advisor 1)

City of Seattle, WA
September 14, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description
Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability - are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

SDOT's Capital Projects Division has a great opportunity for a detail-oriented and collaborative Project Manager (Strategic Advisor 1) to work as part of the Capital Projects' Project Management team. This position will work with our team of dedicated transportation engineering and project delivery professionals to ensure that project elements are implemented and delivered successfully. Are you looking for a way to make an impact on your community? In this role, you will manage some of SDOT's more complex projects directly and support other project managers in delivering a variety of transportation capital projects including paving, transit, sidewalk, multimodal, bridge, and structural projects. Come help keep Seattle moving!
Job Responsibilities

  • Manages full life cycle of assigned portfolio, including scope, schedule, and budget for multiple concurrent and complex SDOT projects.
  • Maintains Clarity PPM database to document project budgets, spending, risk elements, and project schedules.
  • Coordinates with other SDOT divisions, City agencies, and external stakeholders to proactively solve project issues.
  • Regularly engages with and provides reports to SDOT teams and leadership, elected officials, and community members.
  • Prepares and helps execute inter-departmental and inter-agency agreements leading to project delivery.
  • Assists with the preparation and selection of consultant contracts.
  • Supports teammates as needed, to meet commitments related to Capital Projects Division deliverables.
  • Supports department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, or related field.


  • Five (5) years of experience with project management or engineering design.

OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.

Though not requirements, strong candidates will have some of the following experience or are able to describe comparable experience:

  • Knowledge of project management principles for transportation capital projects.
  • Experience with grant applications and permit applications for capital projects
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Project, and Excel with experience using project management software.
  • Effective written communication and oral communication skills, attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders and team members.

Other Requirements:
Work Environment / Physical Demands:

  • Work is typically performed in a hybrid work environment in which a minimum of 2 days of the work is completed in a City office, and 3 days of the work is completed remotely in a regular 40-hour work week.
  • Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather and hazardous construction sites.

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: Completed NEOGOV online application.Supplemental questionnaire responsesCover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including a potential background check.

Please note 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.

The full salary range for this position is $43.89 - $65.83 hourly.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: .

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 10/17/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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