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19 Oct 2022

Full-Time Project Manager-Operations – PROJE002415

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $65k to $145k, with a midpoint of $105k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under general direction, manages the delivery of capital renewal projects through all phases of design and construction. Renewal projects serve operational transit facilities and other infrastructure assets. The role serves on a team of project managers and is responsible for developing and implementing assigned concurrent construction projects to meet customer objectives. The project manager is the single point of accountability for solutions and delivery of assigned work.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Manages the delivery of multiple asset renewal, major maintenance, and facility renovation construction projects through all phases of the project lifecycle at operational facilities.

• Develops project scope of work, cost estimates, and schedules to meet customer requirements.

• Ensures project scopes adhere to all applicable codes, design practices, and operational requirements.

• Manages procurement of services including consultants and contractors.

• Responds to contractors requests for information (RFI) and bid requests.

• Conducts project feasibility discussions, analyzes alternatives and develops project management plans.

• Evaluates and determines project resource needs.

• Tracks, reports and communicates project status, schedule and budget throughout project lifecycle.

• Controls project capital and operational expenses consistent with budget forecast and contractual requirements.

• Plans and implements project(s) to minimize operational impact.

• Analyzes design and construction risk factors and develops methods to mitigate risks. Ensures contract and quality compliance to technical plans, delivered scope of work and specifications.

• Reviews and approves pay applications, change orders, and provisional sum allocations for accuracy.

• Delivers project consistent with industry and organization best practices.

• Maintains all project records.

• Oversees and coordinates site construction activities.

• Negotiates and mediates competing project goals and expectations with internal and external stakeholders including local jurisdictions.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, business administration, project management or closely related field and four years of experience managing construction and major maintenance projects involving procurement/contracts management, design work and construction administration, and/or project budget management preferably in an operational transit/transportation related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Valid state driver’s license.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Project management techniques and principles.

• Principles of report preparation, independent cost estimating, and contract scope preparation.

• Building construction principles and practices including familiarity with building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical trades.

• Principles and practices of project development and team leadership.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

• Building codes and other industry standards of practice and design.

• Methods and techniques of statistical and financial analysis.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Policy and procedure development.

• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.

• Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.

• Business/industry principles and practices related to construction management and materials sampling and testing.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, mobile devices and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases at an advanced level of proficiency.

• Applying project management and program development techniques and principles.

• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.

• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.

• Procurement and contracts management.

• Understanding and interpreting design and construction contracts, including general conditions, drawings and specifications, and integrated systems.

• Performing constructability reviews.

• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

• Critical and strategic problem solving.

• Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports.

• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

• Developing and monitoring project budgets, costs, and schedules.

• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed indoors and outdoors throughout the service area of King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.

• Work near/adjacent to active rail and bus lines.

• Possibility to be on-call on a rotating basis, work off hours during special projects and support recovery efforts during severe weather events.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: construction management, project development, and  project management.

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