Senior Design & Construction Project Manager (Strategic Advisor 2)

City of Seattle, WA
September 15, 2023
Seattle, WA
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Position Description
Are you an accomplished project management professional with expertise in managing capital facility projects and public works construction contracts? If so, this is your opportunity to join a talented team dedicated to providing high quality and efficient capital facility project delivery.

The Senior Design/Construction Project Manager works within the Capital Development Division (CD), which manages facilities capital master planning, programming, interior space planning, design, major building envelope and systems maintenance, and construction in City-owned facilities. In this role, you will be responsible for executing a complex project portfolio which includes master planning, new construction, tenant improvements, major building maintenance (building envelope, roof/elevator replacement) and renovations. Project management duties include managing capital facilities projects on time, within budget, and in compliance with the governing laws and statutes. To be successful in this role you must be a self-starter who can handle a full project workload while quickly adapting to CD's delivery process, City, State and Federal Codes, RCW's, and other policies.

The City of Seattle's Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is a dynamic organization (Download PDF reader) of 450+ employees that provides $375 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of business . FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness (Download PDF reader) for all employees
Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage all phases of capital facility projects, including schedules, consultant selection, design, permitting, construction, closeout, and warranty.
  • Perform space planning and capital planning studies to assess viability and funding considerations for strategic capital programs and development projects;
  • Conduct preliminary engineering/design reviews to establish scope, schedule, and budget for future projects;
  • Negotiate and administer consultant contracts;
  • Execute projects via various purchasing and public works contracting methods;
  • Oversee selection and coordinate activities of vendors, contractors, and consultants;
  • Work with committees, community groups, and tenants/end users during scoping, design, and construction to achieve project objectives;
  • Manage project budgets, review, and authorize payments to vendors/consultants/contractors;
  • Administer construction, including change orders, field directives, and contingency management;
  • Establish, monitor, and report on project budgets and schedules;
  • Coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary, multi-agency project teams;
  • Coordinate design reviews at appropriate project milestones with various stakeholders;
  • Work closely with Operations and Maintenance staff to ensure that projects will meet their needs and successfully transition to operations staff at end of project;
  • Perform project management services for City tenant departments requesting tenant improvements in FAS-owned or tenant-owned facilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction/project management, business, or closely related field of study; and
  • Four (4) years' experience in capital facilities project management, engineering, architectural/interiors lead design management or construction management.

(or a combination of education and experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

The most successful candidates will possess:

  • Experience in managing facility projects and public works construction contracts in the public sector;
  • Architectural or interiors design experience, particularly in space programing and tenant improvements as owner's representative;
  • Experience in leading a team in an architectural or engineering environment, managing multiple disciplinary teams and/or project portfolios;
  • Strong history of successful delivery of capital facility projects;
  • Experience in working in a team-environment in an architectural, property management or engineering environment, managing multiple disciplinary teams and/or project portfolios for facilities;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to successfully move several projects forward at the same time;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) CAD and working knowledge of Project Management software.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal to interact with diverse work force including the skilled trades, contractors, consultants, clients, and regulatory agency personnel;
  • Valid Driver's license or equivalent mobility.

Additional Information

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application in order to be considered for this position.

Failure to complete all steps may result in your application not being considered. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and the completion of a background check.
This job is classified as Strategic Advisor II, Classified Civil Service, Regular.

The full salary range for this position is $47.85 - $71.80 per hour.

The salary for this individual role has been identified as $52.00 - $67.53 per hour.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

Work Environment: This position requires onsite work. Alternative Work arrangements and hybrid telework schedules for work conducted in a normal office environment may be considered and will be based on operational needs and consistency with FAS policies.

Since November 1, 2022, City employees have been working a hybrid schedule working at least two days a week in the office.

The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures.

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: 9/26/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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