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19 Oct 2022

Full-Time Senior Project Manager – Transit Oriented Development – SENIO002425

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

Job Description

Salary range is $70k to $160k, with a midpoint of $115k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Guided by Sound Transit’s Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) policy and with a focus on affordable housing, Sound Transit’s TOD team is helping to realize community-supported development outcomes on excess public land near transit stops and stations. The Senior Project Manager-TOD role relies on creative problem solving, collaboration, and project management skills to advance this land through the development process, including due diligence, community engagement, partnering, land lease or sale, predevelopment design review, construction coordination, project closeout, and ongoing monitoring. To do so, this position continuously coordinates with internal stakeholders to ensure TOD outcomes are integrated into the Agency’s project development timeline and surplus disposition practices; conducts or reviews market and site constraint assessments for various properties within the TOD portfolio; negotiates real estate development deals; participates in regional coordination with affordable housing funders, jurisdictions, and other collaborators; educates stakeholders about TOD; and helps execute and monitor developer work progress consistent with agency developer agreements.


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.

• Provides project management of Transit Orientated Development (TOD) program projects focusing on real estate development planning and implementation, and with special attention to affordable housing outcomes.

• Identifies and implements development opportunities on Agency surplus property, performs transition planning for properties identified for the TOD portfolio, leads needed pre-development work, and prepares for development on future sites identified for TOD.

• Serves as an agency representative negotiating real estate development agreements and transactions on Agency owned parcels.

• Supports and coordinates essential program management activities for assigned TOD projects, including management of scope, quality, schedule, costs, personnel, consultants/contractors, contract documents, and communications; and oversees contractors and assures contract compliance on assigned projects.

• Incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• Shares and collaborates knowledge and implementation strategies with community stakeholders, affordable housing funders, and host jurisdictions working on TOD in partnership with Sound Transit.

• Works across Agency departments to implement Sound Transit’s Equitable TOD policy and TOD Strategic Plan including: coordinating with Design, Engineering, and Construction Management and Operations to prepare for TOD development and coordinate construction activity adjacent to transit stations; with Procurement to prepare and execute offering strategies; with Legal to draft and execute real estate transaction agreements; and with Communications and Government and Community Relations to plan and implement community engagement around TOD outcomes.

• Staffs a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence as needed; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in affordable housing, real estate development, and transit-oriented development.

• Provides support to the Division/Department on matters as directed.

• 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 urban planning, public administration, engineering – public infrastructure emphasis, business administration with concentration in real estate, or closely related field and five years of experience in supporting or coordinating public real estate activities, capital project development, commercial or multi-family housing real estate development, commercial real estate brokerage activities, community development, brownfields redevelopment, building construction, affordable housing, or public/private finance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:  

Valid state driver’s license.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Real estate development principles and processes.

• Real estate transactions and related negotiations.

• Transit-oriented development and joint development principles and characteristics.

• Affordable housing development.

• Project and program management techniques and principles.

• Real estate property principles and practices related to the appraisal, acquisition, management, and lease or sale of real property assets.

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

• Negotiation principles and practices.

• Financing or implementation of affordable housing projects.

• Local and national development incentive programs.

• Real estate brokerage principles.

• Public sector real estate considerations.

• Community engagement strategies and techniques.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working and collaborative 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.

• Overseeing, coordinating, and managing the services and activities of transit-oriented and joint development real estate projects.

• Supporting large, complex projects and making decisions in fast-paced environments.

• Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.

• Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.

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

• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.

• Monitoring and/or coordinating program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

• Principles and practices of customer service.

• Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

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

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in a standard office environment.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

• 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: business administration, public administration, public infrastructure, and urban planning.

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