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Sr. Capital Projects Coordinator (Project Manager)

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking a Senior Capital Projects Coordinator to be a key member of the Project Development Group within the Planning and Development Division (PDD). The PDD provides long range planning, technical design and construction oversight for SPR major maintenance and development projects within the parks and recreation system, which includes more than 485 parks and a wide range of facilities and features like swimming pools, comunity centers, golf courses, playgrounds, and sports fields and facilities. The project manager takes the lead and strongly coordinates with all other PDD team members, other SPR divisions, other government entities, and community members and/or non-City partners.  

Apply by August 27, 2019 at 4 pm

The project manager is responsible for delivering projects within scope, within budget and on schedule.  To accomplish this, you will:

  • Coordinate the planning, design and construction processes for capital improvement projects for Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.  Projects are overseen from initial phases through completion.  Some projects will have a planner in the lead position during the community outreach process and early design.
  • Participate in the early planning process and work towards building a strong team that will contribute at varying degrees throughout the duration of the project.
  • Manage multiple projects at once in various phases of the process. 
  • Be responsible for adherence to approved scope of work, prepare and update working budgets and prepare and update schedules for all assigned projects. 
  • Utilize project management software, E-Builder, and MS Office for multiple processes.
  • Follow City of Seattle guidelines to select design consultants.  Negotiate, prepare and administer consultant contracts.
  • Coordinate design reviews with the consultant team and internal staff from early design through bid documents.

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  • Scope out and obtain required supplemental documents and reports such as but not limited to:  surveys, environmental reviews, geotechnical reports, wetland delineations, SEPA checklists, stormwater testing, historical surveys.
  • Identify necessary permits and facilitate the permitting process.  
  • Coordinate bidding and contract awards
  • And more

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Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of four years project or construction management or related experience and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Administrat­ion, Urban Planning or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).  
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Three years of computer use, resulting in competent skills in Adobe products, project management software and social media.  The ability to adapt quickly to and learn the use of project management-based software for construction management .
  • A professional license in one of the disciplines mentioned above. 
  • Three years of construction management experience with a variety of public works projects in a governmental setting.
  • Strong familiarity with construction methods and contracting.
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to handle a variety of demands and tasks and the flexibility to juggle multiple tasks while working in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficiency in use of social media outlets, adobe programs, and Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively within a multicultural workforce and serve a diverse customer base.
  • A positive attitude and enjoyment of working in a team oriented atmosphere.

SPR's Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making, and promoting high quality standards. 

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity. 

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information. 

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City. 

Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

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Interested? Apply here by August 27, 2019 at 4 pm