Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area, and essential sewer, drainage, and solid waste services that safeguard public health, maintain the City's infrastructure and protect, conserve and enhance the region's environmental resources.
SPU is seeking a long-term temporary Senior Capital Projects Coordinator to function as Project Manager on Major Interagency Projects (MIPs) and Water engineering projects that involve coordination with other agencies or City Departments. The position will report to an MIP supervisor in the Project Management Division of SPU's Project Delivery & Engineering Branch.
This long-term temporary assignment is approved approximately through March 24, 2019 from date of hire, and has fringe benefits, which include medical/dental/vision effective the first of the month following date of hire, as well as paid time off, such as vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a project manager on complex and highly visible capital projects and programs. Projects can include drinking water, drainage, and/or wastewater utility work.
Lead diverse project teams in creating project management plans to document baseline project, cost, schedule, risk, and roles. Monitor and control the team's performance in executing the plan and report on status to internal stakeholders
Negotiate Memorandums of Agreement with other public agencies and City departments for interagency projects to define cost sharing and responsibilities
Develop and manage project teams and coordinate project work with internal and external stakeholders.
Independently resolve complex project issues.
Education: Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, Urban Planning, or related field.
Experience: Minimum of four (4) years project or construction management or related experience.
Equivalencies: A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of this position.
License, Certification, and Other Requirements: Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Project Management Professional Certification
Experience working on utility and/or transportation projects
Ability to work independently and on multiple assignments
Ability to assess and prioritize work assignments
Ability to lead project teams to a successful completion of project
Strong team building skills
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to tailor messaging to the target audience
Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Office Suite of programs
Ability to work within the organizational framework of SPU Workplace Expectations, including our values on Safety, Respect, Diversity, Trust, Humor, Productivity, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and Accountability
Ability to communicate and work effectively within a multicultural workforce service a diverse customer base
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Most work is performed in a downtown office environment; however, project needs and emergency response may require field work in all types of weather, traffic and work in or near construction sites
May need to attend public meetings or work on project issues outside of regular work hours
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.
To apply, please visit the City of Seattle Online Career Center at:
Seattle Public Utilities provides a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in King County, and provides essential sewer, drainage, and solid waste services to City of Seattle customers.