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Construction Manager 2

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is currently seeking a Construction Manager for its Planning and Development Division. This position oversees a portion of Seattle Parks and Recreation's capital development program, including the supervision of capital project coordinators and other staff who manage design and construction of projects, associated public involvement processes and consultant and construction contracts. All applicants must possess a valid Washington State Drivers License, or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Apply by July 23, 2019 at 4 pm. 

You will be overseeing capital project management staff and projects funded by the Seattle Park District, levies, grants, and other City funding sources for the development or renovation of new and existing parks, recreation and cultural facilities, play fields, trails, green spaces, community gardens, and shoreline areas.

You'll also:

  • Coordinate capital projects with other divisions, departments and agencies.
  • Provide briefings to Seattle Parks and Recreation executives and City of Seattle elected officials on the progress of major departmental capital initiatives.
  • Be responsible for ongoing implementation and improvements to the project management software system.
  • Lead a team of technical experts who train, respond to inquiry, and keep business processes up-to-date.

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  • Supervise approximately four Capital Project Coordinators, two inspectors (Civil Engineering Specialists) and a Management Systems Analyst.

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The most competitive candidates will have:

  • At least five years of capital program and/or project management experience (ideally with park development projects)
  • 3 years of supervisory experience (preferably providing direction to technical, engineering, planning, and design staff)
  • At least 5 years experience with multifaceted public programs
  • 5 years budget and fiscal management
  • A baccalaureate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, public administration, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience that provides an equivalent background to perform the work)
  • The abilitiy to work some nights to attend meetings, hearings and events

Desired qualifications include:

  • A graduate education with broad knowledge of public administration principles and project management operations in urban settings
  • Ability to function successfully in a highly visible and politically-charged arena; an understanding of the importance of community participation and the value of community relations
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • And more

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